Glow, 1000, & Rehearsals


Glow is the second release from my upcoming Alt-Pop EP, and I’m thrilled to say it’s been getting a lot of support from Amazing Radio (Shell Zenner’s Thursday broadcast and repeated Friday broadcast) and BBC Introducing in Lancashire (twice!). The code for the BBC Introducing badge doesn’t work anymore – d’oh! But here’s the lovely Amazing Radio badge:

played on Amazing Radio badge


Since establishing a promotional brand across everything for my new material (unlike last year, which was a little incomplete in some parts), I’ve been keen to invest a lot more in advertising my music this year.

A few things learned from the extra push and more detailed social media insights:

  • Good music blogs are really difficult to get featured on (you need a thick skin for the feedback you get back from some of them and strong self-belief to pick yourself up and move on).
  • Paid advert placement does help increase awareness of your product, and if pitched right, can increase your social media followers (over 1000 newbies on Facebook for me! Wahoo!!).
  • Seeing your stats rise can be addictive (have a plan and stick to it).

In general, I’m pleased I chose to invest time and a little money into advertising, because at least I know now that I’ve tried every avenue possible to expose my music (apart from gigs (mentioned below)). I also gained a few more followers and potential fans, which is great, because it’s great to be able to share this journey with like-minded people!


I’m thrilled to say that I’ve now been joined by a very keen and experienced muso, who’s joining me in rehearsals and gigs! We’ll be starting rehearsals at Blueprint Studios very soon, with the hope to start booking gig slots soon after. We’re currently looking for an electro-percussionist to finish the line-up (I know you’re out there somewhere!!!).

Performing at gigs is an important avenue I’ve not ventured far enough down yet and, as well as being able to enjoy being a musical artist even more, I’m also hopeful that performing at gigs will help to increase my fanbase.


I’ve almost finished the final track off my upcoming Alt-Pop EP, which I’ve decided will be distributed at gigs as physical copies. All tracks will eventually be released as singles, digitally (Vibe and Glow are already available!).

Vibe had plenty of support off BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, and even made Tom Robinson’s listening post! Unfortunately, Vibe didn’t gain enough votes to reach the Fresh Faves blog, nor did any BBC Radio 6 airplay transpire from it. I tried with Glow, but nothing at all happened (oops!).

BBC Introducing with Tom Robinson on 6 music

Glow’s below, if you fancy listening to it!

Sam Leoh – Glow





It’s been a groovy few weeks for my music since my last post!

Firstly, I’ve been in for another studio weekend with Sugar House – enjoyable as always!! Secondly, I began to promote my new single ‘Vibe’ on social media, including uploading it to BBC Introducing and Amazing Tunes (which then is sent to Amazing Radio DJs for consideration for airplay)… VIBE WAS BROADCAST ON BOTH!!!!

Getting notifications about these things is a great little pick-me-up when I’m at work!! I’ve also recently been photographed by Niall Lea for a promotional shoot, to accompany 2017’s press related push for my music (really great experience!!).

Here’s a link to Vibe:

Sam Leoh – Vibe

played on Amazing Radio badge



Hello! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. I hope you’re well.

I don’t have much news regarding music, or anything else (which is same-old-same-old at the moment), so not had anything to share really!

One major achievement though, which happened on the last day of 2016, was that I was featured on BBC Introducing Lancashire’s ‘Best of 2016’ show (part two)!! I was obviously thrilled to be featured on this (as well as part one, two weeks prior!).

Well, I’m probably going to be away for a while, since I’ve recently invested in some new Korg synthesisers, that are teasing me day-in-day-out (in a good way though)… Off I play!

Have a fun few days until next time!






The past few days, and the next few days, have been/will be very family orientated in our house. I love it. I’m fortunate to be close to my siblings, and cherish the time I get to spend with them, especially now that they’ve all flown the nest!

Artificial tree, artificial beard. Real Sam Leoh.

I’m very fortunate to have loving and supportive parents too; so this post is to highlight how important my family are to me.

There’s one album that exists that always reminds me of spending time with my family, whenever I listen to it – it’s ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon. My sister used to always loop it in the car whilst we were all road-tripping… It’s a brilliant album, which evokes brilliant memories for me…

Here’s one of the tracks off it:

Paul Simon – Gumboots


Tis the Season

It seems appropriate to use this post to highlight two huge achievements from the past week-and-a-bit.

The first achievement was having more national airplay. I was delighted when I found this news out! ‘No Other Fish’ was featured on the ‘BBC 6 Music Recommends’ playlist alongside really ace artists. For an unsigned musician (& I suspect for signed musicians this also applies), being featured on these radio shows helps massively in allowing one’s music to reach a wider audience. I notice this when my statistics increase on social media sites after being broadcast… I love that… there’s something super special about connecting with people through music, especially when my songs are so personal to me!

The second achievement was being featured on BBC Introducing in Lancashire’s ‘Best of 2016‘ playlist, which is an absolute honour! My local BBC Introducing team have been incredibly supportive since the start, & being featured on their ‘best of 2016’ playlist was definitely the cherry on top of a rather large cake of achievements!

Other than these achievements, I’ve been focusing on getting through my working days, which have felt crazily long recently… Always keen to get home to continue being creative!

One really ace discovery, that I’d like to conclude this post with, is a song that I absolutely adore… Here it is:

Banks – Judas


Back to Work

After having a nice relaxing week off work last week, I’m now fully back into “nine ’til five mode”.

I finished my week off work with a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days with Sugar House, at Catalyst Studios, creating the second track for my next EP.

For this track, live drums were incorporated… Here’s a photograph of one half of Sugar House – Ady Hall – being ace on drums for the track:


I’m already looking forward to recording the third track in February 2017! In the meantime, I’m continuing to write new tracks, and rehearsing songs already written.

Lastly, I’m still enjoying checking out music from other emerging artists (as well as more established ones!), and a really awesome discovery last week was this:

Swimming Tapes – Tides


Space Cadet

Today is the day in which I am finally able to sort out all of my digital files, in order to free up space on my devices; space that is needed for future music projects!

I am also getting back into keeping up-to-date with my non-digital  files (doodling in my journal!), in order to free up some space in my head; space that is also needed for future music projects!

Not only does it feel liberating, it’s also great to have mementos that I can potentially use as inspiration further down the line – who knows?!

I am still feeling happy after having heard my track ‘TV Man’ off ‘Don’t Let the Bad Seeds Grow’, having its third airplay on BBC Introducing Lancashire last night. I had a lovely meal with my Nan, & listening to my track on Sean McGinty’s show was a really nice end to the night.

This is a random excerpt from my journal:


I’m off work next week, so between now & then I’ll be rehearsing for my next studio session with Sugar House. I enjoy being creative!

I also love to enjoy creations by other artists – this is a song I particularly love at the moment:

Jagwar Ma – Colours of Paradise

Have a jolly good Sunday!!