Review: Sam Wickens – Send Me EP

Sam Wickens is an up and coming artist based in the Bangor, Co. Down who blends Soul, Blues, Gospel and Folk to create his own sound. Recently returning from a trip to Tennessee where he played at the famous Bluebird Café and the Factory in Franklin where his music was beamed into 60 million homes across the U.S.

At only 20 years old Sam's lyrics are far more mature than his age. His voice carries strong emotions within it drawing on influences like Paolo Nutini, which are especially prevalent on the track 'Trees'. Other stand outs on the EP are title track 'Send Me', which has the tenderness one would expect form folk music with a strong draw from blues music similar to the likes of Hozier, and a live version of 'Oh Mother' which showcases exactly what Sam is all about, strong lyrics with a blues vibe and a vocal that has hints of Paolo Nutini and Hozier while still staying unique in itself.

'Send Me' is a debut that proves that there is a lot more to come from this young artist and that Sam Wickens is a name to remember for the not so distant future.

Ciaran O'Brien

Founder of The OB, Ciaran is also a cameraman and video editor that has an obsession with all things music. He created The OB Sessions in 2014 and set up The OB Blog in 2015.

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