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Songs from the intimate setting of the DeBarras Sitting Room
w/ guest Host Armoured Bear & Feat: Samyel


Armoured Bear:


Samyel is an Irish-French songwriter, vocalist and guitarist. As a contemporary folk artist, Samyel sings his truth with a “minimal set up and dreamy confident tone.”*

He is working towards the release of new album, ‘Black Coffee’, recorded in Santa Cruz, California, with producer Jonathan De Roche. Having just finished a tour in France, he is headed for the more concerts in Europe and U.S.A. this summer.

The singer song scribbler distributes his music in unpredictable and creative ways. The last single, ‘Allumette‘, released in France on tour, was packaged in painted matchboxes (allumette means matchstick in french), with a download code inside. A new video made by Aran Quinn is now out, which got Staff Pick from Vimeo.

His previous release, ‘Tickly Teeth‘ was recorded in Dublin, Ireland with Brian Masterson (Windmill Lane Studios). It features, Cathy Davey. Samyel’s music has appears on the album ‘Oscar The Hypno Dog‘ alongside Irish contemporaries such as VillagersLisa Hannigan and The Divine Comedy; ‘Paper Trail Presents: Thanks For Listening‘; on The Late Late Show RTE, on advertisement for Comodo Square fashion label in South Korea. He has performed many festivals such as Electric Picnic (Ireland), F.O.U. (Paris) and Youbloom (L.A.).

“[…] He is a gem of a find, affable, talented, and he wears a jumper well.” Chasseur Magazine

“Samyel presents a playful blend of familiar and foreign, with little touches of Serge Gainsbourg and Jeff Buckley popping out of the mix.” Irene Trudel / WFMU radio New York.


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