// Born: New York, NY
// Genres: Indie Rock
// Years Active: 2012- Present
// Label: Clarence Productions
// Website: thesamlevin.com
Sam Levin started his career in music when he was 5 years old, pointing to a Fender Mini Strat on the wall of a local music store and saying, "I want to do that!" At 7 he wrote his first song, at 10 he wrote, recorded and released his first single and video, "I Sure Hope Not," at 11 "Being With You is Easy," at 12 he released his debut EP titled "I'm In Here." Now, at 15 years old, Sam releases his first album, “Frame of Mind.”
Sam writes the music & lyrics for all of his songs and he is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing almost all of the instruments on all of his tracks.
Sam has performed on many stages; from his first Open Mic when he was 7 years old, to his more recent 1 and 2 hour sets at coffee houses, community and arts festivals; his 1-week London Open Mic Tour; and his 2018 East Coast Coffeehouse Tour. He always plays a great mix of originals and covers, and makes great use of his loop pedal.
In an age where young musicians aim to please by singing other artist’s songs on talent shows and TV competitions, Sam, having grown up on artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, would rather write and record his own songs. Nowadays Sam's musical tastes cover a broad spectrum of unique artists and songwriters, from Herbie Hancock to James Blake, from Courtney Barnett to Bon Iver, Alt-J and Childish Gambino, and throw in some Galactic, Gorillaz and JJ Grey for good measure.
When he isn’t writing songs and playing music, Sam likes to read and write stories, discover new music and cool TV shows, listen to vinyl, watch old movies, play video games, and generally “chill hard.” When he isn’t doing those things, he’s probably doing homework.