Fresh from a well-received whistle stop UK tour support slot with Kinks front man Ray Davies, Samuel Brookes releases his debut single as a solo artist Breathe Me In / In Weeks this month on Helium Records. With all this experience behind him, Samuel is already an accomplished musician and performer with an emerging depth and maturity that increasingly shows in his writing. His finely crafted songs, immaculate phrasing and beautifully modulated delivery reach easily beneath the skin of his audience. The magical space he creates and the elasticity of his writing and playing have the echoes and jazz arches of giants like John Martyn and Tim Buckley who he includes as his influences along with Scott Matthews, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Laura Marling. Samuel Brookes is currently recording a new album produced by Chris Hughes to be released on Helium Records in the autumn. His debut single is available on Helium Records now.