Samantha Bates - Solo Singer / Guitarist

Her songs have an unusual quality of honesty, depth and humour very much belonging to the craft of songwriting and what it takes to move someone, mixing heartfelt story-telling with catchy melodies and clever quirky lyrics that make you smile and stand strong enough alone to carry a solo acoustic performance.

Her voice is beautiful, emotive and charismatic, sweet seductive tones that can break your heart, make you laugh and turn you on all in the space of 20 seconds. Live she makes you feel that the songs are written and performed just for you, even in a crowd of thousands.

Her unique sound lives in the spaces between Chrissie Hynde, Jamiroquai, Manu Chao and more traditional acoustic flavours of artists like Jack Johnson, Joni Mitchell and Mouse - her voice also has a raw, dynamic quality more akin to Cerys Matthews or Stevie Nicks.

She played the Big Chill 2009 and was the main support on Chesney Hawkes' acoustic tour in February 2010. The authenticity of Laura Marling, the very English kookiness of Kate Bush with the sexy delivery of Nina Perrson.

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Samantha Bates - Solo Singer / Guitarist Repertoire

  • I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • Oh Darling - The Beatles
  • Lovefool - The Cardigans
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
  • You Make Loving Fun - Fleetwood Mac
  • Luka - Suzanne Vega
  • A Message to You Rudy - The Specials
  • True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
  • Home - Sheryl Crowe
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • Rocky Racoon - The Beatles
  • Tender - Blur
  • Something - The Beatles
  • Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Take Another Little Piece of my Heart - Janis Joplin
  • Are You Strong Enough To Be My Man? - Sheryl Crowe
  • Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
  • Close To You - Carol King
  • Sunflower - Paul Weller
  • Circle - Edie Brickell
  • Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
  • Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
  • Days - The Kinks/Kirsty Mc Coll
  • Sorry - Tracy Chapman
  • All I Need - Air
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
  • You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Everybody's Talkin' - Nillson
  • Eternal Flame - The Bangles
  • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  • Wild World - Cat Stevens
  • Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • Let's Dance - David Bowie
  • Glass Onion - The Beatles
  • The Sweetest Feeling - Jackie Wilson