Sam Lee at The Glee Birmingham

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Wed 5Feb

Sam Lee (14+)Glee Club Birmingham

SAM LEE touring new album Old Wow.

Ages 14+. All under 25s may require government-issued photo ID to gain entry. Under 16s must carry photo ID and be accompanied by an adult with a ticket to the show at all times (see FAQs)

Advance price

  • £20.00 Entry
  • + £1.60 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:45 PM

More info

  • Seating type unallocated
  • Food available yes
  • Minimum age 14

Sam Lee plays a unique role in the British music scene. A highly inventive and original singer, folk song interpreter, a passionate conservationist, committed song collector and a successful creator of live events. Alongside his organisation The Nest Collective and fellow collaborators Sam has shaken up the live music scene breaking the boundaries between folk and contemporary music and the assumed place and way folksong is heard.

With his forthcoming album, Old Wow, he’s summoned up a truly compelling and emotional album that takes his work to yet another level. He may not intend to, but Sam Lee always surprises. When he released his first album ‘Ground Of Its Own’ in 2012, he dared to dramatically re-work old songs by matching his direct and rich singing style against an extraordinary backdrop of sound, making use of anything from Jews harps, trumpets, fiddles, banjo or the drone effects of an Indian Shruti box. The album was shortlisted for a Mercury Music Prize

Sam’s second album ‘The Fade In Time’ saw him break further new ground and receive accompanying accolades including a Songlines Award for artist of the year. This time the backing included cello, ukulele, Japanese koto, willow flute, and, most startling of all, an exquisite acapella treatment of Lovely Molly backed by the massed ranks of the Roundhouse Choir. This song received much attention being performed at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall winning Best Traditional Track and subsequently performed on BBC TV’s ‘Later with Jools’, NPR’s Tiny Desk sessions and in 2018 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Proms where Sam hosted a Folk Prom alongside Julie Fowlis. But possibly the largest audience Sam found himself being heard by was when Guy Ritchie chose him to write the lead song for his epic Hollywood fantasy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword from which ‘The Devil and The Huntsman’ was born receiving tens of millions of plays internationally.