Sam Hammerman is a Soul/Pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. His music lives in the Pop world, with a melodic sensibility steeped in the sounds of classic soul, rock and jazz. Some of his influences include Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Radiohead, D’angelo, The Beatles and Tame Impala. His songs reverberate from the human experience, from personal struggles to profound transcendence and freedom. The music carries an uplifting, spiritual and meditative undertone.
Sam grew up in Boston, MA and trained at Berklee College of Music. He released his first EP “Liberation” while based in the vibrant creative hub of Austin, TX, working with some top local talent including award-winning producer Dwight Baker (Wind and the Wave, Kelly Clarkson). After relocating to NYC in 2016, he produced and released a single called “Perfect Diamond.” He is currently delving further into the world of music production by working on his own and in collaboration with others, including producer Luke Tozour (Jamie Cullum, Katy Perry) out of California. Sam released a single “Miss the Days” in March 2018 that is the fruit of this process. He also has a Live Video EP “Sam Hammerman at Continental Studios” slated for release in fall 2018. He performs both solo and with a band in NYC and beyond, most notably Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, and the Middle East in Boston.
NOTABLE VENUES & EVENTS
Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1, 2 & 3) - New York, NY
Pianos - New York, NY
Caffe Vivaldi - New York, NY
Path Cafe - New York, NY
Innerglow Monthly Event: Music, meditation & Poetry - New York, NY
Middle East (Upstairs and Corner) - Cambridge, MA
Lily Pad - Cambridge, MA
The Burren - Somerville, MA
Whip-In - Austin, TX
Flipnotics - Austin, TX
"With an opening piano flourish, Hammerman confidently slinks into the song with all of the finesse of a golden age crooner. It's gently bittersweet nostalgia that Hammerman presents to his audience in simple, but top-notch form."
"With its vintage jazz vibe, soulful lyrics, and smooth melody, ‘Miss the Days’ is certainly a song that carries you away. The goal of transporting and uplifting the listener is definitely achieved. Nostalgic warmth and memorable melody..."
"The latest from the soulful Sam Hammerman with his masterful song "Miss the Days". Sweet and smooth..."
"Sam Hammerman's 'Liberation' is a record made with nothing but honesty and heart."
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