Here’s me – fresh off a bus from rehearsals in Manchester, at BBC Radio Lancashire in Blackburn:
I had a lovely catch-up with Sean McGinty on his BBC Introducing in Lancashire show. We spoke about my experience recording a live video at BBC North West and a couple of other cool things that are around the corner… Check it out here:
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks preparing for various music sessions. The first of my sessions involved my return to Catalyst Studios with Sugar House. Sugar House are the producers that have been producing my tracks for the last couple of years. I’m excited to share the finished track with everyone very soon, but at the moment I’ve been focussing on a couple of other things…
Firstly, the Independent Venue Week showcase at Wigan! This included my live-set on the line-up! I was joined by a synth player on stage, and it was a great experience. My last performance accompanied by a synth player only, will be when I support IORA, in Manchester, in March. After that, I’m hoping to start gigging with the full kit and caboodle! Exciting developments to the live band are already underway.
Lastly, live performance video recorded by the BBC North West Tonight team for BBC Introducing Lancashire! I’ve been really excited about this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to my experience at Media City in the next couple of days.
As a side note, I watched La La Land a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it – really relatable story and a lovely soundtrack, amongst other things!
Last week, I was delighted to discover that I was featured in November’s Deep Cuts article on Getintothis. Andy Holland wrote a cracking review for my upcoming EP, which can be found over at: Deep Cuts – Getintothis
Additionally, Sober was broadcast on Amazing Radio by Shell Zenner!
Manchester’s gig was thoroughly enjoyable on Saturday, and I’m looking forward to getting back on stage sometime soon!
Please see below, for the teaser trailer, for my new synth-infused track Sober (official video available on Vevo next week!):
Lastly, I recently discovered that Blink won the Pop category on the OurStage competition. I was so excited about this when I found out, as the OurStage community voted for the track, which means that… people like the track!!! I understand that my music won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is a lovely feeling when I feel connected to people through music (such as sharing a love for another artist or relating to another artist’s song)… It makes me feel less lonely! So, I’m over the moon that Blink got voted for!
I’ll be performing at a gig tonight in Wigan, so will probably spend the rest of the day preparing for that.
On Sunday 29th October 2017, I attended my first ever video shoot! It was a wonderful experience and Wasp Video were a great team to work with on this project. I won’t be giving away which single it’s been created for just yet though!!!
Here’s a video Wasp Video shared on Facebook, containing behind-the-scenes photographs of the shoot:
In other news, Blink was featured on one of Music Is My Radar’s playlists – wahoo!!! Additionally, I have been added to the line-up of a few more gigs around the North West of England, which I’m really looking forward to!
‘Sam Leoh is our second act, a singer with a distinctive, plaintive voice, performing electro-pop with a keyboardist who stands behind three analog synthesisers. Leoh‘s voice occasionally sounds reminiscent of Scadinavian artists like Bjork, and the overall sound is a good example of the electro-pop genre with muscular, propulsive synth-riffs, crunchy pads and formidable electronic beats. The set varied between moments of static chilliness and pure floor-filling pop.’ Andy Holland:Getintothis
The past few weeks have been really enjoyable. As mentioned in my previous post, I had a chat with Sean McGinty over at BBC Introducing in Lancashire (still available at BBC Intro Lancashire! (not for long though))… and I also performed at a gig in East Ardsley. The gig was really fun, and great preparation for future gigs!
Most recently, as highlighted above, I performed at the lovely 81 Renshaw venue in Liverpool, with my bandmate, to support Siobhan Wilson. It was a really special evening!!
A final note… I’ve noticed I’ve spent a lot of time recently on social media, not necessarily posting, but constantly checking. I’ve decided to take a short break from social media, as I’d like to put a little more of my spare energy and time into creating new material at the moment. The rest of my energy and time will be, as always, spent on my paid work and developing as a live artist (rehearsing & gigs – wahoo!!!!!).
I don’t see any harm in keeping my blog up-to-date though 😉
Another weekend over with! It’s been another busy, but thoroughly enjoyable weekend… I spent Saturday rehearsing and planning the next few months of music-related activities.
Rehearsing last week!
Today (Sunday), I spent some quality time with my Mum & Dad at Bodnant Garden. The weather wasn’t great, but (as always) we didn’t let this dampen our spirits!
In terms of my music journey overall, my spirits have definitely been lifted since uploading Blink to Amazing Tunes and BBC Introducing a couple of weeks ago… It’s been broadcast on Shell Zenner’s Amazing Radio show, BBC Introducing Lancashire, and BBC Introducing Manchester – WAHOOOOOO!!
I’m currently playing around with ideas on a Novation Circuit, to try to incorporate more into my performance, alongside my vocals. Eventually I’ll be investing in a synth too, in order to add some synth parts to my part of the set. Mike (pictured) is totally ace at performing the bulk of the tracks on his synths though and I’m really looking forward to us going out on stage somewhere near you soon!
Exciting plans are currently being discussed about: event locations, video shoots, artwork, new music, release dates, demo recording, and merchandise…. So, stay-tuned!!!!!