Sam Baird

FRESH: ‘Feelings Of Dying Alone’ – Sam Baird

Sam Baird releases “Feelings Of Dying Alone”

Sam Baird is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He would class his music as Indie/Rock with some Swampy Blues thrown in for good measure! Arctic Monkeys are an obvious influence on his current sound. Others such as David Bowie, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Hot Teeth also playing a major role in shaping my sound. He releases his brand new single, “Feelings Of Dying Alone”, today and it has a special message.

Sam told us himself about the song: “I really think this song has the potential to help, even if just a little, the NHS while they fight this battle for us. It is the most approachable song from my upcoming album with the chance of really making a difference. I was originally planning to release this as the principle single from my upcoming debut album. However, in light of the recent pandemic, the album release has been delayed. I have been able to bring forward the release of this single so I can support frontline NHS Workers and Volunteers. All the proceeds from this single are being donated to NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal fund to help support the wellbeing of the frontline staff during this crisis”.

Sam is an indie/alternative/rock musician with a passion for writing and recording his own material. Sam’s music career really started with the release of his debut EP, No One Can See You Now. Released to a small, but overwhelmingly positive response, he quickly followed up the release with two more singles, “Put On Those Glasses” and “We Blow Everything Away But Ourselves”. Sam’s passion for music started at a young age, being introduced to bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, at around the age of 9. These bands would become the backbone for Sam’s early musical exploration. When he turned 10, he bought his first guitar, an Aria 714 Stratocaster.

His passion grew stronger by the day as he practised, falling in love with the instrument. His collection of guitars grew throughout the 2010’s and so did his musical taste. Artists like the Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie started influencing his music more and more. Early bands that he was part of never quite pushed far or hard enough until he was forced into a front man role due to the then front man not being able to make a show. Sam never had much confidence in his singing ability before that performance. This set him on a path of becoming a stand alone artist. Soon he was honing his singing skills, bettering himself whenever he could.

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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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