2021 sees Samuel Ashton emerging from a world of covered faces with a message to “Breathe Easy” with “Stillness in the face of adversity” as the soulful sounds of his voice accompanied by the warmth of the brass tones wash over you within the first few bars it’s clear an artist has arrived, with a message of hope.
With the release of the new single and accompanying EP on the way, it’s clear Samuel’s horizons are broadening.
The new record has brought together a talented team of musicians from all over the world culminating in a sound that echoes classic soul and modern soul influenced artists such as The Teskey Brothers with whom Samuel shares New York based trombone player Ernest Stuart on title track “Breathe Easy”; to a sound that takes you deep into the pine forests with the mythical imagery of the country tones of the EP’s closing track “Rea” made ever more authentic by the haunting sound of Spanish sessionist Monica Viñoly’s violin.
Samuel Ashton burst onto the music scene in Kent with a sold-out release show for 2019’s debut release “Spreading Light” showcasing his soulful voice and powerful message of love and hope.
“That voice is just pure soul” — Deal Radio
Debut single “Send Me Angels” Samuel gathered radio support from Abbie McCarthy’s BBC Introducing Show.
He has been featured in various Music Blogs and magazines and received continued support from local radio stations including BBC Radio Kent as well as having his track ‘Spreading Light’ heading a Macknade’s advertising campaign.
Samuel’s soulful blues and country tones have seen him sell out headline shows in London, Brighton and throughout the South-East.
Samuel looks set to take it to the next stage with the new record
Big things lie ahead for the Canterbury-based Soul Man.