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Influences: Ben Harper, Radiohead, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Antony And The Johnsons, Terry Callier, Kate Bush, Sade, Maxwell, Depeche Mode, The Cure
-Singer/Songwriter: Acoustic guitar and Vocals
-1x EP "Storyteller" - was recorded in 2006 in New York with Grammy winning producer Silas Brown.
+ Storyteller tour in 2006 throughout parts of North America and Europe.
-1x Album "A Gypsy's Lullaby" - was launched in 2009 and the album has been receiving airplay from local radio stations across the country.
+ Gypsy tour around Australia, the United States and Europe in 2009/2010.
-Performed as the Opening act at the 2009 "Karel Music Expo" in Sardinia (Italy) alongside Marc Almond (Soft Cell).
-2x Single releases with his pop/electro duo "Sound of Grey"
1st single - "Future Love" was released in 2010 and was chosen for the greek compilation CD "Long Missed Heroes"
2nd single "Birdsong" was released in 2011
-Some of Damen's music was used for an Australian independent short film "Fall" in 2011
-Rolling Stone Magazine (Italy, Oct.09) wrote: "....Damen performs powerful and expressively and his performance involves and convinces....".
- CityBeat , Cincinnati
With a unique voice Damen Samuel creates unhurried slabs of candle-lit melancholy with minimal accompaniment.
The singer/songwriter recently released his first long-player "A Gypsy"s Lullaby" , which recalls the more adventurous Folk experimenters of yesteryear as well as the more recent revivalists of the same sound.
DIG: Tim Buckley , stripped down Antony and the Johnsons , Nina Simone hits the coffeehouse circuit.
-Sonia Cardia, Viva La Radio Network (Italy)
Young, handsome and very talented Damen Samuel is a singer/songwriter of german origins who's work is full of romanticism & poetry. He's always on the move and he uses his travels as inspiration for his music.
Currently in Cagliari (Italy) to play at the Karel Music Expo, Damen Samuel is showing his artistic growth on his latest release "A Gypsy's Lullaby".
His name and his music are being noticed because of who he is, sensitive, able to create great "atmosphere" with a voice that warms the soul and proving to be an artist with talent and personality.