Sam and the Black Seas is an alternative folk band formed in Milan by the singer-songwriter Samuele Rampani.
Starting in 2012 as a performing duo with Mattia (Marta Sui Tubi, Ludovico Einaudi , Marina Rei ) playing cello and Sam on vocals-guitar, the band added the guitarist Andrea (Diodato) to make the harmonies richer, and to better support funky and alt-pop rhythms it completed its formation with Stefano on drums. The London based label Atomic Fat supported the recording of their first studio album under the name Sam and the Black Seas. In the band's manifesto you can find a beautiful acoustic sound, intense melodies and dreamlike lyrics. In 2016 the band released 4 singles with official videos, and performed in London at the 02 Islington, The Garage, The Borderline, 93 Feet East and The Dublin Castle. Sam became an official endorser of Cort Guitars while some songs were featured in Fabio Volo TV serie, Untraditional. On March 17th 2017, Sam and the Black Seas released the album SILVER with a live show at the Hoxton Square Bar in London followed by a gig at the Circolo Ohibò in Milan. In 2018 the band played around north Italy, with Emanuele (Stella Maris, Francesco Sarcina) on drums. Recently, the single Agata has been featured on Radio Deejay in the historycal program of Fabio Volo, Il Volo del Mattino.