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Sam Dowden has been playing the guitar and singing songs that he has written, and also other artists and performers who inspire him, since he was 10 years old. Sam's teacher at primary school first noticed Sam's enthusiasm for music, she shared that with his mother Clare, who then helped and supported Sam's further development in this area.


Sam tried a few instruments before settling upon the guitar including the cornet and the piano. Sam credits his mother Clare's support as part of the reason he is doing something he is very passionate about and truly loves. 

Music is in the family and Sam's uncle Nicholas Sykes is an experienced and successful Sound Engineer in London. He was instrumental in the creation and production of Sam's first album 'Out of the Blue'. 

Sam's own written songs and music are inspired by his life events, and others from around him and from his own journey of personal development and discovery. A lot of Sam's music resonates with those who listen for that reason. You can hear this most reflected in songs such as 'Always Here,' and 'Silver Skin' - written after Sam's father passing. Both songs were written when Sam was in he was aged 20.

Although Sam was born in London, he was six months when the family moved to North Devon. Sam, although he experienced city life and has close family ties in London, has Devon deep in his heart and soul and has mainly created a career performing in the North Devon area. Reaching his fans and wider audience via Social Media - in particular YouTube, where you can see and listen to many of Sam's uploads. 


Sam has built his successful business from scratch and says at times has had to "hustle" to make it work. The effort has been well worth it, as Sam is now one of the most well known song artists and performers in North Devon. He has strong relationships with the vendors he performs on behalf of, and receives and appreciates many lovely and positive comments from people who come down to see and hear him play while on holiday, year after year. Some of them have even booked Sam for their weddings!

Sam is now sought after as a wedding singer and performer as well as for Birthdays, Engagements, Bar Mitzvah, Graduation celebrations and for Special Event entertainment. He also maintains appearances at his gigs at local venues and festivals. 

Sam is innately a very creative person who loves to write and make his own music and film. Watch this space for the latest development and releases.

Sam works on his creative projects in his own built studio where he now records himself, as well as other musicians who trust him with the professional skill of recording and editing their material. 

If you would like to listen to some of Sam's own music, you, can find him on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube. 

On a more personal note Sam is a human and animal rights activist, he eats plant based foods, he says its "good for the planet, good for the animals and good for us"

Sam runs his professionals recording business from North Devon with his eldest sister Polly as part of his executive team. By the way - Sam is hilarious as well, not sure if we should put that in here, but what the heck!. Follow us on Social Media for more info, and some evidence to back up this fun fact. 

Message for Sam

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for your music, as it has really helped me get through some very hard times.


I first heard of you back when you were playing in Tiverton with the “out of the blue” album; I was an incredibly young and damaged lass and would usually find myself incredibly drunk a lot of the time during your sets (which would sadly become a common theme for some years when it came to my life).


I’d listen to your music a lot during my down days which actually did inspire me to eventually sort myself out.

As cheesy as it sounds, the song “Always here” made me feel very seen and hit quite a sensitive spot with the pain I was carrying around for the longest time and I realised I needed to change and start living the life I was capable of, the one I deserved and become the version of myself that was buried under all the mess.


I’ve been nearly 10 months sober now and just about to finish my mental health nursing apprenticeship so I can better serve my patients and be there for people, much like your music was for me for all those years.


Wishing you all the best and again, thank you 

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