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How It Used to Be by Sam Dickinson
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Total plays: 6089
Posted: 26 April 13
Newcastle isn't the first place you'd look to find the UK's next big soul star, is it? Introducing Sam Dickinson and his debut single ‘How It Used to Be’. Due to be released 3rd June 2013, ‘How It Used to Be’ is taken from his debut album ‘The Stories That Occurred’. The Newcastle born singer songwriter has evidently been making waves in the North East of England, having been described by some of the biggest media sources in the North East as having "powerful vocals" (Metro Radio) with “songs from the soul" (Evening Chronicle) and "About to take the soul world by storm" (The Crack Magazine). It's time for the UK to hear what he has to offer.
'How It Used To Be' is two and a half minutes of soul seduction which Dickinson co-wrote alongside Charlie Little and Cav Mulryan. Produced by the renowned production team at Loft Music Studios who have worked with Sony, Universal, Amelia Lily and Smoove and Turrell in a studio where Jimi Hendrix was rumoured to have once recorded, 'How It Used to be' opens the phenomenal debut 'The Stories That Occurred' which is laden with MoTown infused beats and high energy brass. In 'The Stories That Occurred’ Dickinson writes on every track with a host of different writers, including multi-platinum songwriter Paul Britt (Szilvia, Ronan Parke).
Unlike the plethora of soul acts beginning to appear in the North East, Dickinson is at the forefront. How many others have had the backing of Soul UK icons such as Gabrielle, Beverley Knight and Mica Paris? Following charting in YouTube's Top 40 he has played festivals and toured around the North of England. This summer Sam Dickinson will be bringing his show around the UK.