I am heading back into the studio in October to record a new Synth-Pop tune – I’m very excited. ALSO IN OCTOBER, I’ll be performing at a very special live event in Manchester (more details to follow soon). Amidst the excitement, I’ve decided to update my profile and cover photos on my social media links. Looking forward to sharing the new track with the world soon, and performing again with the band.
Delighted to discover that I was featured in the Friday 20th April 2018 issue of the Manchester Evening News… Check out the lovely write-up here:
It’s been a tricky couple of weeks, but musically everything’s been great. My gig in Manchester, at the Peer Hat, was super enjoyable, and my new single Outside In was broadcast on Sean McGinty’s BBC Introducing show last night. Positive thinking let’s be having you 💜
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:
It was great to be featured, for the second consecutive year, on BBC Introducing in Lancashire’s ‘Best Of’ show. I’m really thankful for all of the radio support that Sean McGinty has given my music since my first upload… 2018 will hopefully be just as exciting in terms of my musical journey (I’m currently looking forward to being an owner of a Novation MiniNova synth in a couple of weeks!!!!!).
More new material is on its way in 2018… For now, if there are any Spotify users out there that are interested in listening to some under-the-radar alt-synth-pop tunes, then please check out my latest music via the following link! Thank you!
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.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
‘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 😉
Catch you soon!
Love and thanks, as always,
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.
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!!!!!
I’ve recently returned from a lovely holiday that I had with some of my family in the Isle of Wight. In fact, this is my first day back at home and the last day of annual leave (for a while)!
Isle of Wight is definitely a place I’d recommend; the scenery is beautiful and there’s plenty to do on the island for various ages! One of my favourite viewpoints is near where the old Needles rocket testing site is – the views across the Solent are breathtaking.
I am sad that such a lovely break had to come to an end, but at the same time, it’s nice to be back with my home comforts… I have plenty to look forward to with music too!
There’s two new alt-pop studio-recorded tracks waiting to be released:
Also, I’m back rehearsing at Blueprint Studios, already with a few booked gigs towards the end of the year to look forward to!!
Happy holidays to anyone starting theirs!