Sam Lee & Friends

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Venue Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances the venue for this event has changed to the beautiful Wesley Memorial Church. Located just a 5 minute walk from the Sheldonian Theatre, The Wesley Memorial is a wonderful performance space, built in the Victorian gothic style, and will provide the perfect backdrop to Sam Lee & Friends. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email

‘Ground Of Its Own’ : The Debut Album : Sam Lee 2012 Mercury Nomination for Album of the Year BBC R2 Folk Award 3 nominations : Album & Singer of the Year + Best Traditional Song

Tigmus is delighted to welcome Sam Lee & Friends to the extraordinary Sheldonian Theatre

£20 on the door

“This Mercury prize nominee continues to shake up the folk scene with this second album packed with drama and surprise. Sam Lee again concentrates on traditional songs he learned from Gypsy travellers; they are performed in no-nonsense, almost crooned style, but with startlingly original settings...Surely one of the albums of the year.” (Robin Denselow, 5*, The Guardian, March 13, 2015 (UK))

“Sam Lee’s musical archeology might sound like a worthy project of interest only to be-jumpered folkies, yet this outstanding record deserves a wide hearing…no one is as daring as Lee…there’s never been a record quite like this.” (John Bungey, 4*, Mojo, April 2015 (UK))

“Lee’s baritone vocals are supple rather than wild, delivering time-honoured tales of love, estrangement and betrayal with engaging intimacy. A wonderfully inventive creation.” (Neil Spencer, The Observer, March 2015 (UK))

“A wonderful singer and fascinating character. He’s working with musicians in a very interesting and unusual way, his arrangements are unlike anything anyone has ever really heard before” Joe Boyd

“Ground of Its Own is wonderful. The singing is sublime and exquisite! It’s gentle and despairing, trancelike and tender. Strokes of genius there I think!” Shirley Collins

“When Sam Lee makes this record public he’s going to find himself with a success story on his hands” Fiona Talkington, Late Junction


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(From Duotone's website)

What the press say..

"Beguiling and crystalline" - JOHN METCALFE (Peter Gabriel)

"It's on 'Our Lands' that his songwriting strengths really shine" - SONGLINES

"Let’s Get Low is an intelligent and thoroughly modern record, infused with the melodic structures of ’80s pop and the emo- tional honesty of the best of the classic singer-songwriter era." - FROOTS

"A hidden gem" - GUARDIAN/OBSERVER


SONGLINES: 4 stars

"Barney led a sing-a-long to the heart-rending ‘You Don’t Need Church’— it’s interesting that a song so-titled can sound so sacred." - OXFORD MUSIC SCENE