Sam Knight

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Specialising in Swing Music, Sam has been described as a "natural and confident entertainer". Also able to perform many other genres.
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Sam Knight is a singer performing covers of artists such as: Michael Buble Frank Sinatra Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jr Bobby Darin Ray Charles Nat King Cole Stevie Wonder Elvis Presley The Jacksons Elton John Bruno Mars Chuck Berry Olly Murs Robbie Williams Blues Brothers Sam Cooke Jackie Wilson Luther Vandross And many more! Sam is a natural and confident entertainer and has a real passion and appreciation for the music he performs from Swing, Rock n Roll, Pop, 80’s, Soul, Ska and Reggae to modern day hits. He has been working as a singer at weddings, functions, clubs and events since 2015 and already has built a following as an entertainer and talented singer. For a man of 23, Sam definitely has a voice beyond his years. Specialising in 50’s/60’s and Swing Music, Sam has been described as a "natural and confident entertainer" with a "powerful and smooth voice" and likeable personality to match which comes across in his performances. Always providing an energetic and charismatic performance, no matter what the occasion Sam is guaranteed to get the party going. His repertoire is increasingly growing, with new songs being added on a regular basis Sam has performed in front of a variety of audiences, include intimate club gigs for 20 people, through to casinos, shopping centres and even a firework display in front of 8,000+ people. In December 2014 and 2015 he headlined his own Christmas Show. In 2016 Sam was also chosen as the opening act for the Saturday at The Brentwood Festival, featuring in a line-up that includes Level 42, ABC, Tony Hadley, Soul II Soul and the Boomtown Rats, where he was well received with some claiming this his performance was one of the performances of the whole festival and has been asked to return in 2017 as a support act to Status Quo amongst others. He is currently building up a wide variety of venues in his portfolio, including many restaurants, pubs, bars, Working Men's and Social Clubs and Royal British Legion Social events. He has also performed at weddings, Rat Pack nights, Charity Dinner Dances as well as many other types of event. Set lengths can be catered to your particular needs from a few songs to a full evening's entertainment, from relaxed background music to a party atmosphere, please contact us with your requirements. Sam is also available to perform a specific Legends of Swing tribute show featuring the swing classics from the Masters of Swing. If you are also looking for a DJ in additional for your event Sam is able to provide a music service ensuring the music continues all night long. Please contact for availability as occassionaly circumstances change and previously booked dates become available. Also depending on timings it may also be possible to for Sam to appear at more than one event in a day.

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Sam's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Neil S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Sam, was absolutely 1st class. His voice is fabulous along with his personality made a perfect mix. The party was a huge success and Sam had everyone up on their feet dancing. Highly recommend.

Karen R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Sam for my mums birthday celebrations, he was a true professional with an amazing voice..we danced the afternoon away and he made for a truly memorable day. Would highly recommend!

John K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fabulous, Sam was great and everyone really enjoyed from the young to the old. Volume good so people could talk and listen. Very please and Sam and Alfie enjoyed.

Tracey J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

He’s was so good we all had a lovely time

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From other customers:

Whitehall C
8 years ago

Two shows and two very professional sets. Everyone that could not make the night was told but everyone that did what a great night they had

Via C
8 years ago

Seen Sam sing last night and almost got lost thinking it was original artists singing on CD - outstanding dont miss a chance to see him

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Sam's Song list

Aint That A Kick In The Head
All I Do Is Dream Of You
All Of Me
All The Way
Almost Like Being In Love
Alright, Ok, You Win
As Long As I’m Singing
As Long As She Needs Me
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
The Bare Necessities/I Wanna Be Like You
The Best Is Yet To Come
Beyond The Sea
The Birth Of The Blues
Bring On Sunshine
Buona Sera
Call Me Irresponsible
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Cheek To Cheek
Close To You (Swing)
Come Dance With Me
Come Fly With Me
Cry Me A River
The Curtain Falls
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Dream Lover (Swing)
Everybody Loves Somebody
Feeling Good
Fly Me To The Moon
For Once In My Life
Georgia On My Mind
Get Me To The Church On Time
The Good Life
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Have You Met Miss Jones
Hello Dolly
Hit The Road Jack
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Wanna Be Around
I Wanna Be Like You
I’m Gonna Live Till I Die
I’ve Got The World On A String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
It Had To Be You
Just A Gigalo
Just In Time
Just The Way You Are (Swing)
King Of The Road
The Lady Is A Tramp
Lately (Stevie Wonder Jazz)
Lazy River
Let There Be Love
Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
Luck Be A Lady
Mack The Knife
Maybe This Time
Me And My Shadow
Memories Are Made Of This
Minnie The Moocher
Mr Bojangles
Mr Success
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
My Kind Of Girl
My Kind Of Town
My Way
New York, New York
Nice And Easy
Night and Day
Nothing But The Best
One For My Baby
Please Be Kind
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Rags To Riches
Recipe For Love
Ring A Ding Ding
Side By Side
Somethin’ Stupid
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Matt Monro)
Somewhere There’s A Someone
Strangers In The Night
Such A Night
Summer Wind
Swing Supreme
T Bone Shuffle
The Tender Trap
That’s Amore
That’s Life
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
What A Wonderful World
What Kind Of Fool Am I
When I Fall In Love
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You’re Smiling
Where Or When
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Don’t Know Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Be My Baby
Be My Guest
A Big Hunk O’ Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Burning Love
California Girls
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crocodile Rock
Cry To Me
Dancing In The Street
Daydream Believer
December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Do You Love Me
Don’t Be Cruel
Dream Lover
Earth Angel
Flip, Flop and Fly
Great Balls Of Fire
Green Door
Hound Dog
I Got You (I Feel Good)
I Saw Her Standing There
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
I’m A Believer
It’s Not Unusual
It’s Now Or Never
Jailhouse Rock
Johnny B Goode
Let’s Twist Again
Mess Around
My Boy Lollipop
My Girl
Ob-la-di Ob-la-da
Pretty Woman
Reet Petite
Return To Sender
Rock Around The Clock
Rockin’ Robin
Runaround Sue
Save The Last Dance For Me
Shake A Tailfeather
Shake Rattle and Roll
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Such A Night
Suspicious Minds
That’s All Right
This Ole House
Twist And Shout
Twisting The Night Away
Unchained Melody
Under The Boardwalk
The Wanderer
When Will I Be Loved
Wonderful World
You Can’t Hurry Love
You Never Can Tell
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher And Higher)
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
All Night Long
Be My Baby
Blame It On The Boogie
Brown Eyed Girl
Build Me Up Buttercup
Cry To Me
Dance With My Father
Dancing In The Street
Do You Love Me
Everybody Needs Somebody
For Once In My Life
Give It Up
How Sweet It Is
I Feel Good
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Want You Back
I Wish
I’ll Be There
Isn’t She Lovely
Kissing In The Back Row Of The Movies
Love Really Hurts Without You
Love Yourself
Me And Mrs Jones
Mustang Sally
My Girl
Never Gonna Give You Up
Never Too Much
Play That Funky Music
Proud Mary
Rhythm Of The Night
Saturday Night At The Movies
Save The Last Dance For Me
Signed, Sealed Delivered I’m Yours
Sir Duke
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
Soul Man
Stand By Me
Sweet Home Chicago
Working My Way Back Yo You
Who’s Lovin’ You
You Can’t Hurry Love
You To Me Are Everything
You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book
You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher And Higher)
Ain’t No Pleasing You
All About You
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Always On My Mind
An American Trilogy
Baggy Trousers
Beauty School Drop Out
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Can’t Stop The Feeling
City Of Stars
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crocodile Rock
Dance The Night Away
Dance With Me Tonight
Dear Darlin
Do You Love Me
Does Your Mother Know
Don’t Go
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Don’t Stop Believin’
Enjoy Yourself
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Everything Changes
Everything I Own
Five Colours In Her Hair
Forget You
Get Lucky
Haven’t Met You Yet
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
I Need A Dollar
I Want You Back
I Wish
I’m A Believer
I’m Gonna Be 500 miles
If I Can Dream
I’m Still Standing
It Must Be Love
It’s Not Unusual
Keep On Movin’
Let It Be
Let Me Entertain You
Love Really Hurts Without You
Love You Anymore
Love Yourself
Lovely Day
Make You Feel My Love
Master Blaster
My Girl
Mysterious Girl
Never Gonna Give You Up
Never Too Much
Nobody But Me
Ob la Di Ob la Da
Ordinary People
Our House
Piano Man
Picture Of You
Play That Funky Music
Pretty Woman
Rather Be
Reet Petite
Rock DJ
Rocking All Over The World
Saturday Night At The Movies
Save The Last Dance For Me
Shut Up And Dance
Sir Duke
Stand By Me
Stars (from Les Miserables)
Stuck In The Middle With You
Sweet Caroline
Ten Out Of Ten
Thinking Out Loud
To Love Somebody
Twist And Shout
Unchained Melody
Under The Boardwalk
Uptown Funk
Uptown Girl
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Walking On Sunshine
The Wonder Of You
Wrapped Up
You To Me Are Everything
You’re More Than A Number In My Little Red Book
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher And Higher)
Your Song

Sam's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Party Package
3 x 45 minute sets plus music in between during breaks, spread over a 3 hour period.
Evening Wedding Package
2 x 1 hours sets with music in between to continue the atmosphere


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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We will always try our best to be flexible with timings to suit your needs. Please contact us if there are any timing changes in the run up to the event.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

As standard, music will be played in between sets, appropriate to the event (e.g chilled music if a dinner, music to dance to if a party). A DJ set before or after the performances can be provided via the PA for an extra cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would normally arrive and allow approximately 45 minutes prior to set up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Set lists will be made prior to the event based on similar past events. However if you have any specific requests/styles then please advise prior to the event and we will do our best to accommodate.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All equipment needed for the performance will be brought along to the event. The only thing that we require is access to power.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Sam has a wide range of songs that he is able to perform. However if you have a specific song in mind and it is not on the list Sam will try yo learn the song, if it is within his vocal range, However this may not always be possible.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We receive a lot of comments about the Style of music performed by someone of Sam's age which they do not expect him to sing. He has a wide variety of genres and is able to perform from a large repertoire so that all required styles are covered, If necessary, by reading the crowd, he may change the sets on the night to fit.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Working Men Clubs, Social Clubs, Restaurants, Golf Clubs, Private Houses/Gardens, Festivals, Firework Displays

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Michael Buble, Frank Dinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Olly Murs, Tom Jones amongst others

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Fireworks Displays in Essex with 8,000 people attending Brentwood Festival as one of the support acts to Status Quo and Level 42 amongst others.
Jazz, Pop, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Swing, Easy listening, Motown, Disco, Covers, Soul, Tribute
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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