Clash Magazine “A Raw Soul Gem”
Music Week “refreshing rawness and heartfelt honesty”.
Metro “With a voice this smoothly appealing to the masses, it’s no surprise that Samuel Jack has been so quickly and warmly received.”
BBC Introducing “The boy has an absolutely golden voice”
UK based singer-songwriter Samuel Jack spent his formative years living a nomadic childhood with his father in Johannesburg. It was here that Samuel first took a passionate interest in music. Paul Simon - Graceland ' became the soundtrack to his time in South Africa. Coupled with his fathers love of Blues, Motown, Soul and Gospel, Samuel was inspired to build a strong relationship with roots music.
It’s impossible to ignore the raw heartfelt power in Samuel’s voice. After jamming at his local pub he was plucked to open the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Samuel’s soft release EP, Let It All Out and his Surrender EP positioned straight into the UK iTunes chart, a debut met with much enthusiasm from media who proclaimed Samuel Jack to be “A unique, intelligent storyteller with a rugged soulful vocal that commands the room” (Glasswerk), and "a songwriter whose composed and sensitive piano driven melodies will tug on your heartstrings" (Songwriter magazine).
Jack is now unveiling his highly anticipated debut album, 'Empty Pockets, Crowded Heart' Vol1 releases March 27 2020. A collection of songs narrating the emotions and feelings of the singer’s journey thus far. “What I’ve learnt, what I’ve seen, what I’ve felt -the adventure, the romance, the loss, the heartbreak. The honesty.” confides Jack. Sonically the release is a beautiful reflection of his personality, representing his diversity of musical influences, from old school soul, to hip hop and blues.