Sam's self-penned debut "The Fire & The Icicle" was mixed by Chris Brown (Muse's "Feeling Good"). The album was mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road. It received positive reviews from BBC Radio's Bernie Keith, The Sun's Matt Bell, BBC Radio 2's Janice Long, plus articles in South London Press, News Shopper, SE9 Magazine.
Sam has played festivals like Liverpool's FolkDock, gigging on the Albert Dock and in The Tate. He supported Henry Priestman (The Christians.) Sam has played sold-out solo shows at the Mick Jagger Centre and last year toured Scotland and Belgium. He has twice been picked as "Artist Of The Week" by Richer Unsigned.
"Sam’s earnest voice is equally at home in delicate folk music numbers, as it is to bolder pop-influenced songs" - RICHER UNSIGNED
"Winston is soulful to the tips of his toes" - MATT BELL, THE SUN
"His tracks feature unusual instruments like a Celtic harp, a Victorian dulcitone, even his uncle's 100 year old accordion" - THE NEWS SHOPPER
"Winston is a class act" - SOUTH LONDON PRESS