Sam Slatcher is a musician, singer-songwriter and community arts facilitator. Sam is passionate about engaging different communities in the process of storytelling through songwriting.

Sam’s debut EP In Unlikely Places was released in April 2018 and includes the song City of Sanctuary, written by Sam in 2016 in support of the grassroots movement Durham City of Sanctuary and the inspiration for Stories of Sanctuary. With a growing reputation in the live music scene in the North East, Sam often performs in folk clubs and music venues in the North East, supporting artists such as Gareth Davies-Jones and Harri Endersby. In April 2018, Sam launched his debut EP at his first headline gig at Durham City Theatre and in July 2018, Sam performed at the People, Pits and Politics festival in the build up to the annual Durham Miners’ Gala. Sam often facilitates songwriting workshops with groups, including young people from Catalyst (leadership training programme) as well as international students from Newcastle University.

Please email Sam if your organisation are interesting in booking Sam for a songwriting workshop.

“One of the finest up and coming singer-songwriters in the region” THE CRACK magazine

“A great example of how arts can be a fantastic method of bringing people together and help in the understanding of diverse communities” Paresh Solanki, Media and Social Innovation Specialist

You can find out more about Sam’s songwriting by following him. For Sam’s music biography and press links, please download his CV