Tuesday, 16 March 2021

New Merch!

 New merch is now available on my Bandcamp page, including T-shirts for new songs 'Get On Your F*cking Bike' and 'The Playdoh Song'.

Check them out here - https://samdraisey.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Livestream gig

I for one have been really enjoying everyone's live streamed gigs. It's been really nice to be able to sit with the boys and watch live music that I may not have been able to get to see previously (as a parent with a young family).

I enjoyed playing my first one last week, then Jess Silk announced that I'll be doing another on her stream a few days later (I was watching with Buddy). I had nothing planned at the time, but thought 'why not?'

Now it looks like I'll be 'supporting' Davey Malone, as he's gigging live on Facebook on Wednesday from 9 too! You should watch both. Make a night of it.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

New full band show at The Robin 2

Delighted to be heading back to The Robin 2 in Bilston for a full band show. Excellent support acts on too in Dominic Malin, Jess Silk and Raphaella Kornarskis!

It could well be my only full band show this year, and we are hoping to play some new material, so make sure you don't miss it!

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

A rant about phone rants.

I'm getting tired of hearing old musicians and industry bods complaining about people having phones out at gigs, like it isn't a massive privilege to have someone want to share the experience you're creating for them with their friends and family. For many people it's not detracting from 'the moment', but actually being able to almost instantly share that moment with people you care about enhances it. Plus it's the way the world works now, and no amount of hazy-eyed nostalgia is going to change that.
I saw an elderly lady filming me at Thoresby Hall tonight. It happens a lot. I'm not naive enough not to realise that there is a reason I may get filmed and photographed more than the average singer-guitarist, but it did make me wonder what she might do with that video. I'd be surprised if she was the Facebook, or even WhatsApp type, so maybe she's just intending to physically show it to someone at a later date. Or maybe, like many of us, she got swept up in the moment of a song, recorded it, then will either forget about it tomorrow or delete it if she stumbles across it by accident. Either way, it showed me that she enjoyed the performance, and the 'moment' it created, enough to want to capture it.
I wonder how many videos of me playing are just knocking about on people's phones, never to be seen or shared...

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Check it out guys, the video of our FULL SHOW from The Robin last month. Hope you like it :)

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New poster

New poster, because I always start to dislike the first design I do before a big gig.

Everything else about the gig is still the same though, so get your tickets now!