Sam Himself, Xander Ferreira
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Sam Himself currently lives in New York City by way of Switzerland. Long before he made the U.S. his home in the early 2010s, he fell in love with soul, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and country. Spending years creating his own style by merging these genres, the result is an eclectic Americana, unified by his distinct baritone and his guitar-based compositions.
South African artist and musician Xander Ferreira formerly known as Gazelle became one of South Africa's most recognized musicians for his popular fusion of contemporary electronic sounds and traditional African inspirations. Known for his flamboyant stage persona and enigmatic performances he performed in 17 Countries around the globe. His musical journey has seen him collaborate with artists as diverse as Peaches to Findlay Brown and The Bloody Beetroots.
After successes in Europe and Africa Xander moved to New York after winning the green card lottery. During the past two years after relocating to New York Xander teamed up with Steve Williams on Drums (De La Soul, Sade, Digable Planets), Paul Frazier on Bass (David Byrne, Chic, Chaka Kahn, Arrested Development, Digable Planets ) and David Bailis on Guitar (John Forte, Pimps of Joytime) to form a new group The True Tones to back up his solo self titled project.
The new sound is a fusion of influences such as Afrofunk, 60's Pop, Soul and Psychedelic Rock with a layering of Electronic sound to bring new life to the inspirations.