11th Dec, 2016

Solihull musician aims to hit the big time following release of debut EP

Shaun Reynolds 14th Feb, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A BOROUGH musician is aiming to hit the big time following the release of his debut EP ‘She’s Leaving’.

22-year-old Sam Ostler only started singing several years ago – though he’s now targeting a full time career in the industry.

The former Henley-in-Arden student made his first big break in June last year when headlining at the 02 Academy in Birmingham, a venue previously occupied by artists including Hozier, The Pogues and The Enemy.

Sam’s first taste of live music occurred when 400 people turned up for a local music night to raise funds for a borough man who suffered from cancer – a night Sam described as a “kick up the backside” for his music aspirations.

The Hockley Heath resident, who has had his work played on BBC radio, said: “I’ve always had the background love for music.

“However my first gig really pushed me towards the goal that I have so much ambition to achieve now – to be a full time singer.

“I have great support from my family and work treat me well too, if I need a day off then they’ll support me so I can chase my dream.

“I’ve been doing plenty of paid gigs which is nice and I’m really trying to push that.

“I’m also busy selling my new EP and plan to release another one, then maybe an album and hopefully a tour once I create a name for myself.

Sam currently works for a logistics firm in Redditch and performed at over 40 venues last year alone.

Confident in his ability, Sam describes his music style as a mix between rock and pop – emulating one of his all time favourite performers, Elton John.

Sam added: “I’m a big fan of Elton, Chris Martin from Coldplay, The Beatles, U2 – artists and bands I’d describe as ‘proper music’.

“The new EP will be stocked at the Head store in Leamington Spa and I’m working with other retailers to try and get my name out there. ”

Sam’s new EP ‘She’s Leaving’ is also available to purchase on itunes, Spotify and Google.