Our Local Pride: The Sam Willows

When you first set your eyes on this group, the first thing that comes to mind is a group of models jamming together. But what you don’t know is that they are in a band.

Credit: The Sam Willows Facebook Page

Introducing The Sam Willows, a local talent. Formed in 2012, the quartet consist of siblings Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang and Jonathan Chua. To date, they have 244,484 views on YouTube.

It is disappointing that Singaporeans find it hard to support local talents. They have this stereotype that talents outside Singapore are always better. They judged the performers even before they performed. They will only start supporting these performers when they make a name for themselves overseas. It goes to show that foreigners have better taste than Singaporeans.

I’m sorry about the ranting above but I really think it is simply unfair for Singaporean artistes who are genuinely talented. Enough of my rants, lets get back to The Sam Willows!

What makes them stand out from other performers in Singapore, in my opinion, is their unique voice and their harmony. I just could not get enough of it. They have since released a self-titled freshman EP which was co-produced by Bang Wenfu, recorded and mixed at Soundfarm Studios and was mastered by Gene Grimaldi of Oasis Mastering, Burbank, CA. You can purchase their EP on iTunes and cdbaby or get it at one of their gigs.

I had the chance to catch them perform live during the meet & greet session at H&M Suntec City and Under the Stars The YouTube Sensations. As usual, I was wowed by their performance and also their good looks! 🙂

If you thought that I was exaggerating, check the videos below.

This cover of Hey Soul Sister/We are Young has garnered more than 60 000 views.

This is one of their originals titled “Glasshouse”. I felt in love with it the moment I heard it. This is their latest single and a music video is on the way. Just by looking at the official poster below, I am wondering what could we expect from this music video.

So do check out their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/thesamwillows and while you are at it, remember to subscribe to their channel as well.

Other than their awesome vocals, they are really nice and humble too. So if you are attending any of their shows in future, don’t be afraid to approach them for a picture or just chat with them. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

I definitely cannot wait to attend their next performance and hopefully, I would be able to get the chance to interview and do a write-up about them again.

Do follow The Sam Willows on Twitter and Soundcloud and like them on Facebook.

So please, support the local talents in Singapore. They need your support!


One thought on “Our Local Pride: The Sam Willows

  1. Reblogged this on natzisstash and commented:
    The Sam Willows is a Singaporean band. They did an a tour in the US and Canada earlier this year (the first Singaporean band to do so!) Check out their music in the links below. =)

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