Sam is a young man of talents and aspirations that would normally be found in people much older than him. His latest work has been writing, composing, producing and engineering 13 tracks of original music for his first solo album. Pop/RnB would best describe the style of the music. The new CD consists of 8 Lao songs and 5 English songs. The self titled debut album was released on the 19th of January 2008.
Unlike other musical prodigies, Sam did not grow up in a musical family. At the age of twelve, Sam moved to Sydney, Australia. Exposed to the big unknown world of music, he was a little more than inspired. Within the first few months, he learned to play the guitar. Although without any musical background, it was clear that the boy was naturally gifted.
“When I got to Sydney, I really became influenced by music. Listening to Oasis, Metallica, even Jimi Hendrix”
Sam was also a fierce drummer and a knowledgeable writer. Along with his first official band, formed in high school, InterWoven, he entered the Australian Youth Rock Battle of the Bands competition of 2000. His band won third price for best hard rock performance, and Sam, first price for best hard rock drummer.
Sam graduated Australian high school in 2002 with top scores in music and enrolled in a degree of Bachelor of Arts, majoring in recording arts at JMC academy and SAE Sydney. Over the years he had already been digitally composing and recording his music, having a tertiary degree in recording was the right step forward. He graduated in 2005.
“Some may laugh at others’ dreams, which to them seem like a far reality that could never be reached. For the ones who dream know that anything is possible and that only when they choose to wake up that their dreams are over. So keep dreaming…”
After nine years in Australia, Sam returned home and started his own recording studio. His skills and experiences soon became known in the local industry. He got involved in helping Indee Records and recently was offered a recording contract with the local label. Sam has been busy ever since.
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Sam – Pen Nyang Tor Kun
Sam – Pen Yang Tor Kun (Live)
Sam feat. L.O.G. – Bor Hai Khoi Hou (Live)