Sam Dickinson

FRESH: ‘Missing’ – Sam Dickinson

Sam Dickinson releases his version of “Missing”

Good friend of talkaboutpopmusic.com, Sam Dickinson, has released his new single, “Missing”, the second single from his upcoming album “Off Script”, due out in October 2020. “Missing” is his interpretation on the 90’s dance classic by Everything But The Girl. Speaking of his new single Sam said: “When we were recording the album it became clear that the 90’s was a huge inspiration for it’s sound. I wanted to cover a track which represented that era. It’s actually quite a sad song lyrically and I wanted a new generation to hear the brilliance of the song writing and to enjoy the vibe we created for it”.

Sam’s previous releases, including the 2019 single “All We Are” have been played on BBC Radio 2 by the likes of Alan Carr, Paul O’Grady and Graham Norton, the latter saying: “He just keeps getting better and better”. Sam has also had his music streamed almost 700,000 times making him one of the North East’s fastest rising stars. His last single, “Diamond Skin“, was streamed over 80,000 times in one month. The album “Off Script” is also available to pre-order digitally on iTunes and Amazon as well as on CD and limited edition cassette from his website. Sam will also be opening for Gabrielle and Alexandra Burke in 2020!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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