If you were to blend the groovy feel of Maroon 5, the quirky attitude of Modest Mouse with the EPIC sounds of MUSE, what would you get? The answer is the authentic rock sound of Samuel Lawton. Gathering inspiration from such artists, Samuel strives to achieve a breakthrough in the Rock world by combining "glam" with technicality, passion with intensity, and a great big serving of EPIC-ness. Due to learning the violin at the early age of five, Samuel has brought his classical training to life in an original way. Throughout his early years, Samuel performed in various punk and metal bands such as JUST IN TIME, The Awakening, and A Contradiction. Now he has broke free of the constricting band world and has found his freedom in going "solo"! "I no longer have to deal with the gray areas that so often arise in band settings. I can now create whatever I want without having to be accountable to band mates," says Samuel.
In a lot of ways, he stands alone in this hipster-centric metropolitan community of Indianapolis, but that does not scare him away from his original rock sound. He believes he's got an advantage. "Indie/hipster music is way over-saturating the world right now. People will soon be looking for something else. They'll eventually get tired of the whiny music fad. That's when ROCK is coming back with a vengeance!"
Samuel combines a high energy show with convicting lyrics, challenging his listeners on issues like human trafficking, violence, and oppression. "Not For Sale", Samuel's second single, did just that - pushing listeners to a place of discomfort and disgust toward slavery through vivid lyrics and a unsettling music video. "Its more than just putting on an amazing show," says Samuel. "Its about making the world a better place, building awareness, and getting people to think about others. If those things are not communicated in my show, then I've failed my purpose."
Coming off from his first Europe tour this summer, Samuel is super-charged and more ready than ever to make his mark in the U.S.A. Through single releases and music videos every month, Samuel hopes to make a dent in the D.I.Y. industry. Although the business is difficult to break though, Samuel believes his live show can compete with the best. Everything is left on stage revealing his passion and love for the art. Expect nothing short of an EPIC, high energy, showmanship heavy, dance crazy show from this guy. When he hits the stage, theres no place that feels more like home.