“I can’t quite believe that the only album I want to play in the car right now is by a 25 year-old from Cornwall, who I’ll wager has spent a lot more time queueing at Chiverton Cross roundabout than hitch-hiking on the New Jersey Turnpike. But there it is.”
Pete Cross - Cornwall Today, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian
Fresh off the back of supporting Wolf Alice and the legendary Supergrass - on their 25th anniversary show, to a sold out 8,000 capacity crowd on Worthy Farm - 2019 has been an incredible year for Sam Richardson and The Renegades.
Sam Richardson and The Renegades are a soaring 4 piece roots-rock band hailing from the rugged north coast of Cornwall. Sam’s songs are reminiscent of the days when imagery and stories played a key role in the songwriting process and the band’s evocative, euphoric live performance has left its mark on audiences across the UK.
Glastonbury Festival founder and industry legend, Michael Eavis, selected the band to support Mercury Prize winning band Wolf Alice, and culture shaping brit-pop band Supergrass (on their 25th anniversary and their first appearance in 10 years) to a sold out crowd of 8,000 at The Pilton Party 2019 festival on Worthy Farm. The momentous event has been covered extensively in publications such as NME and Rolling Stone, and the band have appeared frequently on BBC Radio and performed live on BBC television (BBC Spotlight).
Building on the year’s successes, the band were asked to perform at BBC Music’s huge ‘Introducing Live’ event 2019 at London’s Tobacco Dock, and have been booked to support Kings Of Leon, Sam Fender and Dizzee Rascal on the Mainstage at Boardmasters 2020 on Saturday. The band are also looking forward to supporting Frank Turner at a large outdoor show in July 2020.
Previous years have seen support slots for platinum selling artists (including 5 nights opening for Newton Faulkner), theatre performances for Amnesty International alongside acts such as Gary Lightbody (lead singer of Snow Patrol) to audiences including: Sir Patrick Stewart, Jeremy Irons, Snow Patrol and The Kaiser Chiefs.
Mixing the driven, cinematic stylings of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Jackson Browne results in emotive and exciting songs that make you want to turn up your radio, and drive out into an unending summer night.
Find yourself captivated by tales of fugitives, redemption, desperation and watch a stage of some of the best musicians the South-West has to offer, empty the tank.
Sam Richardson and The Renegades are a band not to be missed.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic altering the course of 2020, Sam has continued to build on his success. Highlights include: directing, filming and editing a music video for platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner, videos for the Music Feeds online festival, extensive music coverage on BBC TV and BBC Radio, collaborative recording sessions with some of the South-West’s other successful up and coming artists.
The band are looking forward to a prosperous 2021, and have received re-bookings for many of the events cancelled in 2020.
©2018 Sam Richardson
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