24-year-old Samantha Jayne Hoare is a Country & Americana influenced musician based in Leeds. A successful touring artist in her own right, with performances at O2 Academy's Oxford and Sheffield under her belt, she brings originality and flair to every show. Her rich, soulful vocals and vibrant performance energy are what sets her apart as an artist, delivering industry quality musicianship and professionalism.
Cutting her teeth in the vivacious city of Leeds, she is a BA (Hons) graduate in Popular Music, having studied under the guidance many of the industry’s leading creatives at Leeds College of Music. Having been raised surrounded by the vibrant Folk scene in her Oxfordshire hometown, she brings her own personal brand of Folk & Country charm to every track she chooses, priding herself on her ability to breathe new life into old classics. She also utilises the pioneering performance technology of TC-Helicon, including loop and vocal harmony effects to bring depth and character to her performances.
She is also a prolific songwriter - her solo project Ramona Rose has already seen her play live sessions for BBC Leeds, BBC Radio Oxford and Sofar Sounds, embark on two successful solo tours across the UK, and receive airplay on UK, US and Australian radio for her original music.
Morgan Thompson• Oct. 4, 2019
Sam, during the booking process was fantastic, her communication was great. I had booked her for a private birthday party and she was extremely accommodating throughout.
She adapted her set list to suit the atmosphere of the party and her music prowess and voice was amazing.
Simply put, Sam was brilliant, book her you wont be disappointed!
Mark Kendall• Sept. 7, 2019
Sam performed at our wedding during the ceremony and wedding breakfast and was perfect. She learnt a couple of songs we requested and all our guests commented on how good she was. Thanks again Sam.
Siobhan Crinson• Oct. 18, 2018
Samantha was amazing, very flexible with the times and an amazing performance, would 100% book again!
David Ward• Sept. 1, 2018
"Sam played at our celebration last Saturday, providing the perfect soundtrack to the early part of the evening with a repertoire of upbeat songs accompanied by acoustic guitar.
We received many compliments from our guests about Sam’s performance - she was superb from start to finish; we wouldn’t hesisate to recommend Sam to anyone looking for a highly talented acoustic performer!"
Lynn• Aug. 18, 2016
Outstanding .great performance nice and friendly I would highly recommend .thanks for a great day
Hannah• July 15, 2019
"Sam played at our Staff BBQ awards event for 400 people, providing the perfect playlist for our wide audience range. Everyone really enjoyed her singing and choice of covers. She was very friendly and professional and kept the crowd entertained throughout.
We would definitely use her again and recommend Sam to anyone looking for a highly talented acoustic performer!"
- What kind of events do you usually serve?Anything from pubs, bars and restaurants, to weddings, birthdays, christenings and corporate events. If you have something in mind, do get in touch.
- Who are your previous clients?The Botanist, Head of Steam, The Marriott, Harvey Nichols, The Potting Shed (Corporate Clients) - EE Newcastle, Avant Homes, Avenue HQ, Sedulo Accountants, Wakefield College, Headingley Stadium
- How long do you play for?Popular set times include: 2 x 45 minutes, 2 x 1 hours, 3 x 45 minutes
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?I can provide a 2000 watt PA system that is excellent for all event sizes!
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?Yes to both!
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?I'm happy to learn whatever you'd like me to learn for your event as long as we discuss it prior to the event so that I have enough time to learn it properly!
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?Per 45 minutes, I would take a 15 minute break.
- How do you travel to gigs?I don't drive, so I travel primarily by train, which means any venue I play needs to be accessible via train.
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80’s Mercedes - Maren Morris
A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
Alone - Heart
Are You Ready For Love - Elton John
Babel - Mumford & Sons
Bang Bang - Jessie J
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Broken Strings - James Morrison
California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & The Papas
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Charlemagne - Blossoms
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Chocolate - The 1975
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake
Don’t Kill My Vibe - Sigrid
Don’t Stop The Music - Rihanna
Don’t You Want Me - The Human League
Drag Me Down - One Direction
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Empire - Shakira
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Exes & Ohs - Elle King
Fill My Little World
Final Song - mø
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
God Is A DJ - P!nk
Good Riddance - Green Day
Grace Kelly - Mika
Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
Havana - Camila Cabello
Help - The Beatlez
Here - Alessia Cara
Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Hold On - KT Tunstall
Hymn For The Weekend - Coldplay
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Miss You - Clean Bandit
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I’m Not In Love - 10cc
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker - Sandi Thom
In The Morning - Razorlight
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
Jealous - Nick Jonas
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Keeping Your Head Up - Birdy
Kids - One Republic
Last Name - Carrie Underwood
Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
Leave (Get Out) - JoJo
Let It Go - James Bay
Magic - Coldplay
Marry Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Misery Business - Paramore
New Rules - Dua Lipa
No Air - Chris Brown & Jordin Sparks
Old Flames - Kesha & Dolly Parton
Out of Reach - Gabrielle
Piece Of My Heart - Beverly Knight
Personal Jesus - Johnny Cash
Praise You - Fat Boy Slim
Pure Shores - All Saints
Raise Hell - Dorothy
Raw - Sigrid
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Ready To Go - Republica
Rocket - Elton John
Royals - Lorde
Say Something - Justin Timberlake
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shine - Take That
Shut Up And Drive - Rihanna
Shut Up and Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
Somebody Else - The 1975
Somebody To Love - Queen
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Standing In The Way Of Control - Gossip
Starving - Hailee Steinfeld
Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding
Strangers - Sigrid
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Take A Bow - Rihanna
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
That Don’t Impress Me Much - Shania Twain
The Night We Met - Lord Huron
The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
The Writer - Ellie Goulding
This Is The Life - Amy Macdonald
This Town - Niall Horan
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Too Little Too Late - JoJo
Under The Weather - KT Tunstall
Underdog - Kasabian
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
What About Us - Pink
What Goes Around - Justin Timberlake
When You Were Young - The Killers
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High - Arctic Monkeys
Wild Things - Alessia Cara
Wonderful World - James Morrison
Worry - Jack Garrett