Sam is an indie folk-pop artist based in London, UK. His debut album "The Fire & The Icicle" was written, produced and recorded by him in his own studio.
Sam has studied the piano since he was 6. He has also taught himself acoustic, electric, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, celeste, kalimba, plus many forms of percussion. Sam briefly studied singing under Laura Zakian (Trinity College London).
He plays Bailey guitars, his favourite being a handcrafted model, made by Mark Bailey in Ayr, Scotland. It was made with 100% "green" energy - a fact that's important to Sam.
His passion for acoustic sounds resulted in the 2016 release of "The Fire & The Icicle." Its 10 songs point towards the idea of hope in the dark. This is seen in the album art and its emblem of a lantern. The album was mixed by Chris Brown (Radiohead's "Street Spirit"; Muse's "Feeling Good"). The Fire & The Icicle was then mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios.
Reviews for Album -- "The Fire & The Icicle" --
"A heart-warming, folk-pop march into the light. Winston is soulful to the tips of his toes." - MATT BELL, THE SUN
"A key element of the album is that it features a wide variety of unusual instruments like a Celtic harp, a Victorian dulcitone, mandolins, even [Sam's] uncle's 100 year old accordion." - THE NEWS SHOPPER
"Winston is a class act" - THE SOUTH LONDON PRESS