Taking influences from folk, gospel, pop, funk and hip-hop, you could pin Samm Henshaw as the UK’s equivalent to Raury – a bright spark with enough talent to absorb myriad genres into one unique sound. It’s his voice which is the real stand out though, a deep, gravelly baritone which recalls fellow soul stars Kwabs and Willis Earl Beal.
He’s just released the excellent The Sound Experiment II (listen to excertps below), and will be able to count Somerset House and Village Underground among some of the venues he will have frequented once the year is out.
As justification for his recent rise to prominence, he’ll be supporting Chance the Rapper alongside Jay Price on two sold out dates at Brixton Academy in November. Big things await young sir.