-- Leo Ulph, BBC
2022 sees Samuel Ashton emerging from a world of covered faces with a message to "Breathe Easy" with "Stillness in the face of adversity" as the soulful sounds of his voice accompanied by the warmth of the brass tones wash over you within the first few bars it's clear an artist has arrived, with a message of hope.
Title track "Breathe Easy' has made waves with over 220k streams on Spotify and Radio play around the globe; on the BBC, across Europe, throughout the USA and Australia
The new record has brought together a talented team of musicians from all over the world culminating in a sound that echoes classic soul and modern soul influenced artists such as The Teskey Brothers with whom Samuel shares New York based trombone player Ernest Stuart on title track "Breathe Easy"; to a sound that takes you deep into the pine forests with the mythical imagery of the country tones of the EP's closing track "Rea" made ever more authentic by the haunting sound of Spanish sessionist Monica Viñoly's violin.
"That voice is just pure soul" -- Deal Radio
Samuel has been featured in various Music Blogs and magazines around the world; debut single "Send Me Angels" gathered radio support from Abbie McCarthy's BBC Introducing Show.
Samuel's soulful blues and country tones have seen him sell out headline shows in London, Brighton and throughout the South-East.
And with the new EP now out on Vinyl; Big things lie ahead for the Canterbury-based Soul Man.