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Gigs.                                Past gigs

Here you will find information on all of my upcoming gigs, as well as some reviews of live performances.


'Sometimes lovely things just happen and make you feel good all over.'

'I was hosting the Performing Songwriters Showcase in Darkey Kelly’s on Tuesday. It was a bigger line-up than usual and we were near the end when a kid came up to the stage and asked if he could perform. I had to say no - it was just too late - but the immediate look of deep disappointment on his face was such that I decided we’d better squeeze him in somehow for one song. As he went off to get his guitar I noticed he had no left hand which raised the question of how was he going to be able to play anyway!'

'I’m delighted he has posted this video so you can see and hear for yourself. It was a brilliant performance and inside 60 seconds he owned the entire room. So we managed to find room for him to do a second song and he also rejoined us at the end for the legendary Darkey’s Jam.'

'I went home with a copy of his CD which is excellent, and he has acquired some new friends and admirers in the Dublin Songwriting Community. His name is Sam Draisey and we look forward to his next visit to Dublin - but tell us you’re coming, this time, Sam, so we can make room for a proper set!'

Tommy Keys, Host of Darkey Kelly's Songwriter's Showcase, Dublin.


'Wolverhampton singer/songwriter Sam Draisey is first support for Ian Parker tonight.  Did not really know what to expect from Sam, ‘acoustic folk-pop’ is not normally a genre that I would queue to see. However I was pleasantly surprised with the depth of feeling and maturity, both on vocal and lyrical levels from this young artist who is so reminiscent of the likes of Cat Stevens and Dylan, so much so that I soon found myself becoming quite engrossed in his performance and extremely disappointed when the short set had to end. So time for the big question “is there a place for Sam’s and ‘acoustic folk-pop’ in today’s present musical climate”?  While Sam keeps writing songs as powerful as “Where we came from” the answer has to be a resounding YES! Sam will be back at The Robin 2 on 11th October supporting the wonderful Lau.  On paper this should be a very good night indeed.  I for one will be there to find out.'

Jason Guest, The Midlands Rocks

'But getting back to tonight, as this is to be an evening of solo acoustic performances who better to kick off events than local singer/songwriter Sam Draisey – who is acquiring quite a notable reputation for himself around these parts. A local lad, his performance style is both confident and captivating – his voice has the kind of warmth that I haven’t heard in a young performer for quite some time, but it’s also a powerful weapon and at times he really lets rip with the emotion. Awesome stuff, I urge you to check him out when he next plays – and also to get hold of his new album, The List (available via iTunes and in physical format through his website).'
Paul Broome, The Midlands Rocks