Press Release

UK & European Tour Kicks Off in Newcastle on Tuesday 7th May

Listen on Demand to Samantha’s Live Performance on BBC Radio 2's The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews on 6th May on BBC iPlayer HERE

Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on 20th September 2019. A two-song single from the album featuring "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" is available now.

"Watch It Die" reveals Fish's prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smouldering "Love Letters" is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo. Listen to, and download the new single HERE


Photo Credit: © Michael Emanuele Backstage Flash

Photo Credit: © Michael Emanuele Backstage Flash

Fish's incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be KindFish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of "Bulletproof" to the sweet Memphis R&B of "Trying Not To Fall in Love With You," the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.

The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that's distinctly her own: "She Don't Live Here Anymore," co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. "Love Your Lies" persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while "You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)" is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful "Dream Girl" and the cathartic, blues-saturated "Farewell My Fair Weather."

On May 6, Samantha kicked off her tour of UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2's highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews. If you missed it, you can now listen to it on demand via BBC iPlayer via this link - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b25mg0/episodes/player

In June, she will start a tour of the US that includes stops at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, San Francisco's Fillmore, and the Troubadour in West Hollywood. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Love Letters
Samantha Fish / Jim McCormick

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars
Austin Clements, bass
Rick Steff, Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ
Doug Belote drums
Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones
Tom Clary, trumpet

Watch It Die
Samantha Fish / Patrick Sweany

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars
Austin Clements, bass
Rick Steff, Hammond B3 organ
Andriu Yanovski, Moog synthesizer
Doug Belote drums
Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones
Tom Clary, trumpet
Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph and Kayla Jasmine, backing vocals

May 2019 UK Tour

With Special Guests Curse Of Lono

Tickets: www.alttickets.com

Tickets For The Stables, Milton Keynes Show Here

Sage 2, Gateshead

Tuesday 7th May 2019

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St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR
www.sagegateshead.com

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Wednesday 8th May 2019

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Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU
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Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thursday 9th May 2019

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19a W Register St, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
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Oran Mor, Glasgow

Friday 10th May 2019

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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8QX
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O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

Saturday 11th May 2019

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16-18 Horse Fair, Birmingham B1 1DB
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham

Thelka, Bristol

Sunday 12th May 2019

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The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB
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Junction, Cambridge

Monday 13th May 2019

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Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX
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Band On The Wall, Manchester

Tuesday 14th May 2019

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25 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ
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The Garage, London

Thursday 16th May 2019

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20-22 Highbury Corner, Highbury East, London N5 1RD
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The Haunt, Brighton

Friday 17th May 2019

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10 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ
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O2 Academy 2, Oxford

Saturday 18th May 2019

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190 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1UE
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The Brook, Southampton

Sunday 19th May 2019

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466 Portswood Rd, Southampton SO17 3SD
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5/21/19 - Paris Le Flow
5/22/19 - Brussels AB Club
5/23/19 - Amsterdam Q Factory
5/24/19 - Hamburg Fabrik
5/25/19 - Dortmund Piano
5/26/19 - Nurnberg Hirsch
5/27/19 - Munich Strom
5/28/19 - Zurich Kaufleutenv
5/30/19 - Milan Legend Club

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Further Information

Peter Noble and Michaela Sauter at Noble PR
Tel: +44 (0) 207 272 7772
Email: peter@noblepr.co.uk, michaela@noblepr.co.uk