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SEEKING

Band to Join.

ABOUT

Sam Merrick is a British singer of ever growing repute. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage & performing with some of the top names in Jazz such as; Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth, Claire Martin & Wynton Marsalis.

Upon completion of his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2014, Sam leapt straight into touring the UK extensively, as a soloist with the renowned ‘Nick Ross Orchestra’ which has lead to further appearances performing with the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Len Phillips Big Band and many other projects on the London and UK Jazz Circuits.

He lists Jazz, Soul and songwriters such as Jeff Buckley & Joni Mitchell amongst his many influences but his ambitions are clear. He wants to sing, make music and collaborate with others towards the same goal.

His performance and studio work to date is already extensive and diverse, from performances at the Swanage Jazz Festivals to the Royal Albert Hall. He has recorded music for American television and films such as NBC’s “The Sing Off, in addition to working under Oscar-winning directors including iconic British director, the late Ken Russell.

Not content with just that he is the leader of a noted jazz group, the ‘Sam Merrick Quartet’ who recorded the EP, ‘Live Sessions at Ealing Studios’ in August 2010 and made available to purchase/stream in early 2011.

More recently in 2013, Sam became involved with the 'Backstep' Collective, featuring 8 of the finest vocal talents across London and World Renowned Guest Beatboxers such as ‘Bellatrix’, ‘MC Zani’ & rappers ‘MOWGLI’ and collective, ‘Strangelove’.

Sam is originally from the small but perfectly formed county of Dorset on England’s south coast, where the beaches are clean, the people are friendly and the summers are lazy and long.

Screen name:
Sam Merrick
Member since:
Feb 21 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
14
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Kurt Elling, Jamiroquai, Jill Scott, Chet Baker, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Murphy, Raul Midon, John Mayer, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Scott, Luther Vandross, Nat King Cole, David Ryan Harris, Harry Connick Jr, Jason Rebello, Jacqui Dankworth, Jon Hendricks, Joe Henderson.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

feat. guest vocalist, Sam Merrick.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

A Tribute to the Life of Sinatra in his Centenary Year at Bridport Arts Centre Jazz Cafe.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick.

Live Music at the Private Members Club, The George Club, Mount Street (Part of the Birley Clubs Group)

feat. guest vocalist Sam Merrick.

Live Jazz - Solo at The Noisy Lobster, Ringwood.

Live Music at the Private Members Club, The George Club, Mount Street (Part of the Birley Clubs Group)

Live Jazz - Vocal & Guitar Duo at The Noisy Lobster, Avon Beach, Dorset.

Live Jazz - Vocal & Guitar Duo at The Noisy Lobster, Avon Beach, Dorset.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

Duo Gig at the renowned Gordon Ramsay Restaurant & Bar.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

Live Music at the Private Members Club, The George Club, Mount Street (Part of the Birley Clubs Group)

Live Music at the Private Members Club, Little House, Mayfair (Part of the SOHO House Group)

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

Duo Gig at the renowned Gordon Ramsay Restaurant & Bar.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalist, Sam Merrick

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

NYE Entertainment with the Sam Merrick Quartet feat. Chris Rand on Saxophones.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

3 Day Big Band Weekend with The Nick Ross Orchestra & guest vocalists, Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

Sam Merrick revisits Dorset for the Purbeck Big Band's annual concert at the Barrington Theatre.

feat. guest vocalist Sam Merrick.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

feat. guest vocalists Sam Merrick & Georgina Jackson.

5 piece band for a *Wedding Reception*

*Dorset Conservatives Function*

Silver Wedding Anniversary

as part of their Vocal Mania Gig at "The Wessex Hotel (Marriot), on West Cliff , Bournemouth.

at their annual gig, near to christmas.

Beaminster, a Concert fundraiser, raising money for the Richard Ely Music Trust for young musicians.

Background music, for a business social.

A Night of Big Band Classics, at Ferndowns Barrington Theatre.

Ferndown, Dorset

Star Trail 2009 heat 3

Singing with the Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra at two gigs at the Swanage Jazz Festival, in which it is the festivals 20th year of running.

gig with DYJO, for a Summer Event, hosted in the Blandford School Grounds.

An event to raise money for a Leucemia charity.

Guest Singing with the Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra, and Concert Orchestra. At Windsor in the Bournemouth International Center(BIC).