Sam Lambeth - Ten Years on Four Chords (The Victoria 18+)

  • The Victoria Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 7:00PM - Fri 12th Jul
  • Indie
  • from £5.50
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Samuel Lambeth will celebrate ten years of making music with a special one-off gig at Birmingham Victoria

Formerly the frontman of two of the Midlands’ most exciting and accomplished bands, The MonoBloggers and Quinn, Lambeth will take to the stage to play tracks from his surprisingly dextrous back catalogue. Lambeth has spent the past decade as one of the West Midlands’ most prominent figures in the music scene.

His journalism and articles have seen him propel numerous grassroots and national bands via the likes of Counteract, Louder than War, the Indiependent and Brum Notes. His DJing has seen him spin the decks at The Sunflower Lounge, Snobs and the much-missed Club L’Amour. However, it is his music that has garnered him the most plaudits.

Over ten years, Lambeth has enjoyed numerous successes with a variety of bands, most notably The MonoBloggers and Quinn. The former formed at the beginning of 2009, and quickly won rapid acclaim. During their three-year tenure, The MonoBloggers toured the UK, signed two record deals, received coverage in Kerrang! and NME, released two well-received EPs and saw Lambeth perform in front of nearly 25,000 Wolves fans at Molineux. The Monos’ brand of bittersweet, acoustic-driven melodies – including the irresistible ditty ‘Nod My Head’, the thunderous ‘Time Stands Still’ and the aching ‘Hands’ – endured them to a widescreen audience. Meanwhile, Quinn – much missed since being laid to rest at the end of 2018 – took Lambeth’s classicist approach and bathed it in reverb-drenched rock. A power trio if ever there was one, Lambeth’s sense of fun and flamboyance endeared him to a whole new audience as the three-piece once again took up gigs across the UK, enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music and release two fantastic EPs. Their songs, especially the shimmering ‘All the Lazy Hipsters’, the iconic teddy bear lament ‘Amanda Knocks’ and the anthemic ‘All the Best’, were individual and intriguing in equal measure.

Add two other underrated outfits, My Perfect Summer and Winona, and you have a performer that has shared stages with bands as varied as The Lemonheads, The Bluetones, Ash, The Automatic, Little Comets, The Orielles, Bully, We Are Scientists, General Fiasco and more.

Saturday 12 July is the first time in ten years where Lambeth – backed up by an array of special guests from throughout his career – will be able to play choice cuts from every band, resulting in a winning playlist of some of his best tracks spanning his ten-year tenure.

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