Sam Winston is a alt. pop / folk pop artist from London. He writes, records and produces in a studio that he built. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has studied the piano since he was 6. He also taught himself the guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, drums, banjo and kalimba. He studied singing under Laura Zakian (Trinity College). His vocals have been used by award winners, TV composers and by Boy George who Sam supported on a tour of Amsterdam. Sam plays Bailey Guitars, made with 100% renewable energy - a fact that's important to him.


Winston is a class act”

Sam’s earnest voice is equally at home in delicate folk numbers as it is to bolder pop-influenced songs”

A playful, soulful delight”


2016 saw the release of The Fire & The Icicle album, written, produced and recorded entirely by Sam. Its 10 songs all point toward the idea of hope in dark times. The tracks were mixed by engineer Chris Brown (Radiohead, Muse, Blur.) The album was mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road. It was positively received by BBC Radio's Bernie Keith, Janice Long + The Sun’s Matt Bell. The album can be heard on all major platforms. See NEWS.

Sam has played festivals like FolkDock, gigging in the Tate Liverpool and on the Albert Dock. He supported Henry Priestman of The Christians. Sam has delivered sold-out solo shows at the Mick Jagger Centre. He also sold out The Moulton Theatre, Northampton. He has played live on BBC Radio a number of times, plus been a featured guest at events supporting Alzheimer's Research & Young Minds. He has toured internationally - in April he embarked on a tour of Scotland. In July, he undertook another tour of Belgium. Sam has twice been named "Artist Of The Week" by Richer Unsigned. Visit GIGS to discover where Sam is playing soon.