Samm Henshaw

London

Wednesday 29th May 2019

Name, where are you from?
I’m originally brought up in Peckham but have lived in an area called Thamesmead for the majority of my life,

Describe your style in three words?
Soulful, Energetic, Warm.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
That’s a hard one, I’ve seen so many good ones but if I had to narrow it down it’d be Kendrick Lemar at the O2 last year, from start to end the whole show was dope, from the production to the lighting to the songs and energy, he immersed everyone there into his world and those are the best shows, shout out Kendrick man!

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Damn maybe Queen, first, the Bohemian Rhapsody film despite its critics actually solidified for me just how many hits they had, they were actually geniuses!
Second, it’ll be Outkast, they were and are one of the best ever hip-hop group to exist (quietly hoping for a reunion), musically, creatively, the boundaries they pushed they sound-tracked so many people’s lives.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
Definitely the Church as my Dad is a reverend, so was brought up in the Church, from the music, to the worship, to the style of playing, if definitely influenced my music heavily.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Ummm maybe Martin Luther King, I would love to know what motivated him but also if he knew his life would have such a massive impact on society after he passed.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
That’s a hard one! Possibly Brixton academy, I’ve played there a few times but also watched some great artists play there, James Bay, Chance the Rapper, Tori Kelly, it’s one of them London venues that always knows how to create the proper London vibe no matter who you see there.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Guvna B, he’s had a massive influence on my understanding of the industry and is genuinely help to me overall.


Samm Henshaw's latest single ‘Church’ ft EARTHGANG hit 1 million plays in less than a week. Last year he released 'Doubt' with Wretch 32 and toured with some of the most respected artists in the UK and US scenes, including Chance The Rapper and Pharrell. 

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