From the moment she could talk Sam Maddison knew she enjoyed singing.
By the time she was in primary school she was the most enthusiastic member in the choir.
Once she got into high school she loved to sing in the school band.
When Sam decided nine years ago that she wanted to take her talent more seriously and become a solo artist, she began busking at local markets around Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
Then, she said she was lucky enough to secure a few local gigs.
Sam Maddison inspired
Although Sam Maddison feels that no one in particular influences her, she said she does find that she looks up to Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger.
What speaks volumes to her personally is the meaning of songs and even a catchy hook or riff.
Being that there are not too many styles that Sam doesn’t enjoy you can find her covering a broad range of music.
She loves to put her own spin on the songs she covers, more often than not the songs will sound nothing like the originals as they have been “folkified”.
If you want the chance to hear her most requested “cracker of a cover” ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton then head on down to Sugarland Tavern at 8pm on Saturday.
A personal message from Sam Maddison
“A huge thank you to the venues on the Fraser Coast, Bundaberg and Wide Bay and beyond for supporting live music! We are so very lucky that you back us.
“Thank you also to my colleagues! The comradeship in the music network we have is so wonderful. I have met and know most of you, and I’m proud and inspired to be on a musical journey with you.
“If I haven’t met you yet, please don’t be shy, come and say g’day anytime.
“To the folks who come out time and time again to hear us play. I can’t speak for the others, but I know for me it means the absolute world. When you buy CDs, and follow the journey, you make it even more special thank you.
“Last but no means least I have to thank my family and friends. My support network. It takes a lot to sacrifice your weekends with your family, late nights, time away.
‘Sometimes it can be a real struggle but my boys, partner and friends have been there in the background helping me on every step of the journey.”
Follow Sam's music page on Facebook here.
For a a comprehensive list of local shows today visit Bundy Gig Guide on Facebook.
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