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About Samantha

Mesmerising BBC Introducing artist performing both originals and covers available for weddings, parties, private and corporate events.

Samantha Lindo is a Bristol based UK Jazz and Soul artist with a voice that is ‘hauntingly flawless’, ‘having crowds mesmerised within seconds’ (Bristol Post). Coined as Etta James meets Kate Tempest, Nitelife magazine described how ‘weaving poetry’ and ‘beautiful lyricism through her songs’, Samantha presents some ‘very raw and real issues about love, life and the human condition’. Part of the wave of emerging UK Jazz artists such as Celeste, Ezra Collective and Yasmin Lacey, her single ‘Turn & Leave’ was launched alongside James Morrison at Sofar Sounds & Amnesty International’s global event ‘Give a Home’ and she performed it as featured artist at the national TEDx event ‘Daring to Disrupt’ in front of a live audience at Colston Hall and of over 1M online. ‘Turn & Leave’ has been featured on Spotify playlists curated by Saffron Records - Bristol’s all female record label - and Sofar Sounds City Spotlight - a mix of the Sofar Team’s favourite artists over the last few years. It also appeared in a short film, ‘About’, by Brixton based Authentive productions and, most notably, was chosen by BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music to feature nationally on the BBC Sounds The Hotlist this November. She was recently featured in The Guardian’s photographic essay telling the story behind her new single ‘Lips’, released last week at her sell out show in Bristol. The track celebrates all the unlikely women stepping up into activism to defend our earth. Despite the seriousness of the subject, she describes the song itself as a “banging soul tune” with a hip-hop beat, eighties synth and tight female harmonies to set it all off. Having set up all-female arts collective Girls, Girls, Girls, with whom she performed at Union Chapel and featured in Oh Comely magazine’s issue on sisterhood, Lindo was invited to sing & speak in the Museum of London's exhibition ‘Votes for Women’ last year which inspired her into activism. Her next single ‘Underside’ will be launched in February at Rough Trade Bristol and the Servant Jazz Quarters in London, as well at The Listening Room at St George’s Bristol. She will be discussing the inspiration behind the track in an artists Q&A at the launch supported by Time to Change, a charity aimed at destigmatizing talking about mental health. ‘Underside’ shows off Lindo’s vocal delivery that holds the possibility for both depth and an effortless soaring, it fits comfortably in the rising UK jazz scene with Tom Misch-like guitar lines. The track is lined up to be remixed by influential Bristol producer DJ Bunjy, the force behind the legendary hip-hop and reggae act Laid Blak, and 2020 will see some epic collaborative releases from the pair as well as three solo singles, an EP and a UK tour from Samantha. Lindo’s special relationship with her jazz loving grandfather (one of the first Jamaican Anglican priests in the UK) helped nurture her love of the vocal greats and backed by her new band of ‘exceptionally talented’ musicians, Nitelife Online concluded that they ‘can well imagine Samantha shooting up to the top with an alarming speed – eyes peeled for this girl!’

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Soul, R&B, Motown, Covers, Pop, Vintage, Jazz, Blues, Gospel
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Is This Love - Bob Marley
Rather Go Blind - Etta James
A Change is Gonna Come - Same Cooke
Say a Litter Prayer - Dionne Warwick
Moondance - Van Morrison
Sign, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
The Look of Love - Diana Krall
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Waterfalls - TLC
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Roar - Katie Perry
All the Single Ladies - Destiny’s Child
Killing Me Softly - Lauryn Hill
People Get Ready - Eva Cassidy
River - Leon Bridges
Sugar in My Bowl - Nina Simone
Mercy - Duffy
Butterflies - Samantha Lindo
Hello - Adele
Underside - Samantha Lindo
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Amy Winehouse
Don’t Wanna Waste My Time- Samantha Lindo
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Turn & Leave - Samantha Lindo
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
One More Chance - Jackson Five
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Customer questions

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

We will try our best to be flexible, just let us know ASAP.

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

Yes of course! Just let us know the vibe you would like to create, We love playing DJ!

How much time do you need to set up?

About an hour please.

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

We can definitely have a chat about it and see what we can do,

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we bring everything.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

3 tunes are included in the price and if you would like extra then it is just £30 for the rehearsal time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love my voice and my ability to be both fun and have a party but also soulful and emotional. Everyone says that my shows have really touched them and are struck and moved by my voice. I also like to find out about the clients and add in stories into my song introductions to make them feel really special and celebrated.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A diverse range of spaces from huge capacity venues like Colston Hall, The London Palladium, medium to large like Hootenanny Brixton and The Glee Club Birmingham, Union Chapel, London, small exclusive venues such as Battersea Power Station, living room gigs in Notting Hill, and then wonderful community events like churches to my grandma’s carehome!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Etta James, Lianne La Havas, Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Celeste

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

TED Talks at Colston Hall Bristol with a 2K capacity and 1M online.


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£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500


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Debby H, 1 year ago

We booked Samantha to come and sing at mine and my husband’s 60th birthday party in May. All our friends were absolutely blown away! She sang some classic souls songs that we all new, including a very beautiful reworked version of my favourite song as well as her own material. People are still talking about it now I highly recommend both her and her husband Dylan who is one of the most professional keys players we have ever seen. Thank you Samantha & Dylan.

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Rosie H, 1 year ago

Samantha and her band performed my charity Beloved’s birthday celebration this year. She performed a very moving set and the sound was incredible. We were so glad to have her and her songs and her voice to help celebrate and express the work we do.

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