Following X Factor, 2017 had been mega busy and exciting for Sam working in the studio on her music, co-writing and recording her second single release, entitled ”Beat Of You”, following on from her super radio friendly, well received, co-write debut track ‘Walk Away’.
Beat Of You is again with the same writing and production team as Walk away.
”I said from the start Sam Lavery had huge potential. Sam released her first single (Walk Away) independently. Very decent and catchy”
Walk Away attained very good exposure as Radio stations naturally picked up on the song (with over 100 radio plays,) alongside National Press coming on board.
Sam did extensive training to compete in ‘The Great North Run; (10th September 2017).
The run was for Metro Radio’s, Cash For Kids, alongside of course many celebrities including Davina McCall, won of course by the Mighty Mo Farah.
Fitness is a very big part of this stunning Brunettes life. She has taken part regularly in charity events, training 6 days a week.
A Total adrenaline lover! In love with extreme sports like Paragliding, Gliding and Scuba Diving in Caves….It’s truly a passion
On the Live front, Sam was solidly performing throughout 2017 including:
*Daily Mirror Pride Of Britain Awards
* A stellar performance at MTV alongside Example, Louisa and Diversity
*Special guest dates with Matt Goss of Bros
*Performance at the mega Party In The Park Newcastle.
This culminated in Sam proudly announcing her own solo tour dates for early 2018:
24th January 2018 Birmingham
25th January 2018 London
26th January 2018 Stockton On tees
27th January 2018 Newcastle
Sam said “I am so excited for my tour not only to show everyone the new music I’ve been working on but to meet everyone who has supported me throughout my journey so far!
The atmosphere is going to be electric and I can’t wait to get on stage in front of everyone.”
After reaching the Final 7 contestants on the X Factor (with Simon Cowell as her mentor.) Simon wrote on his card ‘Sam Lavery’ as his projected winner in the judge’s pre choice envelopes. All 4 judges gave her a standing ovation for her barnstorming version of Michael Jacksons Earth Song.
Sharon praised her saying “You are unbelievable! In this X Factor you are the only one that has a strong authentic voice, Very, Very, Good!”
Nicole Scherzinger named Sam “A Warrior Princess!” saying “Your voice has fire behind it”.
Louis Walsh had awarded Sam the Wildcard vote to judges Houses and Simon (with Sam’s new stripped back look) said ”I have heard things in your voice that I have not heard before.”
On her Final TV performance on X Factor Simon told Sam, not to worry as” Ella Henderson has had great success from not winning and indeed Jennifer Hudson who came 7th in American Idol has gone on to have a glittering career.”
Early 2017 saw Sam performing every night on the X Factor Live Arena Tour around the UK and Ireland,She Loved It!
Sam started singing at the age of 10, when during a school trip to Holy Island, she took part in a talent contest, (which was a random spontaneous idea) and from then on, “I realised how much I loved singing! It felt natural and I loved every second. From then on I’ve never stopped!”
Sam lives in a small village in county Durham (Her Mam originally from a small pit village called Thornley and her Dad ‘of Irish decent’ hails from Consett)
In 2014 Sam became winner of The Soundwave Music Competition.
This then led on to a couple of years entering many different competitions and open mike nights mainly in the North East, eventually becoming YGT and Music Magazine upcoming artist in 2016.
With her deep interest in music ever growing, Sam took all the song co-writing opportunities in 2017 and has now found herself ready to release several stunning tracks throughout 2018.
This year has seen Sam enjoy her first headline solo live tour dates also performed during April & May as Special Guest for Heather Small ‘The Voice Of M People,’ on her extensive Nationwide Tour which Sam is relished.
Off of the back of Heather’s tour, Sam announced her second headline tour run for 2018:
27th November 2018 Preston
30th November 2018 Manchester
1st December 2018 London
2nd December 2018 Newcastle
Her ‘For the Night’ single has been well received and this has led to now releasing a super re-mix of the track by BBC Radio 1 introducing winner A J Moreno who recently featured at Cream fields.