“What Sam Robbins does looks effortless. He is self-motivated, genuine and has a quiet confidence that simply grabs your attention any time he is on stage.”
Sam Robbins is a New England-based singer songwriter whose smooth, soulful and intriguing vocals evoke thoughts of artists far beyond his 21 years. Described as a mix of James Taylor and Jason Isbell, his songs effortlessly blend pop melodies and folk philosophies coupled with stunning guitar work.
A multi-instrumentalist from a young age, Sam began learning drums and piano, falling in love with guitar at age 13. He then started writing original music, recording his first EP during his sophomore year of high school, while playing gigs at local and regional venues in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Over the past 3 years, Sam has performed nearly 500 shows. In 2014, his performance of an original song was featured as the winner of the "FIT for Stardom" competition in Manchester, NH and subsequently the performance was featured on Comcast On Demand. That same year, he was invited to headline a solo acoustic show at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH. In 2017, he was published in the "Best of New Hampshire" edition of New Hampshire Magazine, and also performed at the Best of New Hampshire Event at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH. In November of 2017, Sam was invited to open for BJ Thomas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth NH. In 2018, he opened shows for national acts around Boston in venues like The Middle East, The Red Room, City Winery Boston and others. He opened a sold out veterans' benefit show at Blue Ocean in May 2018.
He attends Berklee college of Music as a songwriting major, and there he has collaborated with renowned performers and educators like Paula Cole, Melissa Ferrick, Peter Eldridge. In 2018, Sam was awarded the most prestigious songwriting scholarship at Berklee, the Pat Pattison Songwriting Award.
Over the years, Sam has shared the stage with Aaron Carter, Melissa Ferrick, Amy Grant, and American Idol top 3 finalist Alex Preston. Now a senior at Berklee College of Music, Sam Robbins continues to gain considerable attention as he performs live around New England. Sam released two singles in 2017, “Now With You” And “Even in May”, which showcase a more Americana, rootsy sound when compared to his 2016 debut EP.
As he continues to perform full time, Sam's music captivates and draws in listeners from across New England and beyond.
- More than 500 shows of original music
Performed at The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH, Middle East upstairs and downstairs, Cambridge, MA; The Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth, NH; Hard Rock Café, Boston, MA; Loretta's Last Call, Boston, MA; Granite State Music Festival, Concord, NH; Lakeside Festival, Freetown Mass; Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry NH; Middle East upstairs and downstairs, Cambridge, MA; The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston, MA One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME; Whites of Westport, Westport MA; Abby Lane Restaurant, Boston, MA; Press Room Portsmouth, NH; Stone Church, New Market, NH; Veteran’s Park, Manchester, NH
- Professional performer
With Notso Costley Productions, Neon Music Management, Ironic Music Booking LLC and many independent bookers.
- Featured on Comcast ON DEMAND
As the winner of Manchester, NH based Fit for Stardom competition.
- Shared the stage
With Aaron Carter, Jake Clemons of The E Street Band, Driftwood, Melissa Ferrick, American Idol top 3 finalist Alex Preston; Adam Ezra Group; American Idol finalist Jillian Jensen; Jamie Jones, Grammy winning member of All 4 One.
- 1st place at Music On and Up Grand Finale at the Hard Rock Café Boston
Awarded first place after an online application process with hundreds of applicants, a regional qualifier performance and grand finale performance.
- Winner of the Manchester, NH based Fit for Stardom competition
One of three chosen to perform from 100+ on-line applicants, overall winner
- Written 100+ songs, co-written 20 songs
- Released 3 independent EP’s
- Attends Berklee College of Music
Voice principle, songwriting major; 2015-
- Voice lessons
With classical and pop teachers; 2013-
- Drum/percussion lessons