Correspondence

Correspondence

BandHip HopSoul

Correspondence Music is a blend of soul, jazz, funk, and hip hop that will keep your mind sharp and make your feet move. Led by a powerful MC, this 5-piece ensemble creates a sound system to lift your spirit. We combine classic elements of live music while incorporating modern thought and lyrics.

Biography

Correspondence is the alter ego of Samuel Wilson, an American singer, songwriter, and rapper originally from Charleston, South Carolina, in the USA. His musical style is a dynamic mixture of hip-hop, soul, jazz and funk and is heavily influenced by hip hop artists like Outkast and Cee-Lo. As a child, he played the piano and developed a love for different musical genres including hip-hop, old-school soul (Motown era), and reggae. As a songwriter, he has incorporated other musical genres like blues, spoken word and poetry, electronic, and jazz.

Samuel’s journey as a songwriter started after he survived a serious car accident in 2002 and began writing song lyrics and poetry while recovering from near-fatal injuries. During his rehabilitation from the accident, he was studying and living in France, where he made contact with some musicians based in the Netherlands. Over the next few years, he frequently traveled to the Netherlands to write songs and record music.

Since 2008, Correspondence has actively recorded and performed in the Netherlands and recently completed his debut album entitled “Correspondence Music Volume I”. The album is a melodic mix of soul, funk, and hip hop and combines the intelligent songwriting of Correspondence and the musical contributions of Dutch recording artists including, amongst others, Ivar Vermeulen and Merlijn Verboom. “Correspondence Music Volume I” will be released on Zip Records in August 2011. The lead single, “Background”, was released to Dutch radio in June 2011.

The energetic sounds of Correspondence’s debut album carry over to his live show, where he again joins forces with Ivar Vermeulen on bass guitar, Merlijn Verboom on lead guitar, Michael Rorby on keyboards and trombone, and drummer Marshall Curtly. His band is currently touring in Europe.

In addition to his solo projects, Correspondence was heavily involved as a feature artist and songwriter on the full-length collaboration album Everybody Needs Love with the Amsterdam Jazz Collective.

Correspondence is under the management of Ton Groen and Amsterdam Artist Management.

Discography

Album: Correspondence Music, "Correspondence Music Volume I" - August, 2011
Single: "Background" - June, 2011 (terrestrial radio in NL)

Album (as featured artist): Amsterdam Jazz Collective, "Everybody Needs Love" - December, 2010
Single (as featured artist): Amsterdam Jazz Collective, "Things Not Meant To Be Logical" (radio airplay online and terrestrial radio in NL) - January, 2011
Single (as featured artist): Shishani, "Synchronicity" (radio airplay online and terrestrial radio in UK) - June, 2009

Set List

Bring It On Back
Background
How You Doin
In A Circle
Down By The River
Rain
We Don't Need It
Can't Give It To You
Time To Go
Open Up UR Soul
Encore

Run time: approximately one hour