Sam MacKenzie
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"Sam MacKenzie from Penzance in Cornwall possesses what the writers and producers of Mel C, Darius and Kym Marsh would love to own but don’t, namely the ability to produce effortless pop/rock songs, packed full of melody. (I apologise for putting those three names together in a sentence, it must have hurt). Admittedly, being a drummer, I prefer stuff that has a bit more of an edge to it, but I can still appreciate when something is produced well and when somebody has talent. There is always that niggling feeling of cynicism with nearly all of the mass-produced rubbish from the likes of the clowns mentioned above, but you don’t get that from these songs. You get the feeling that Sam loves what he’s doing. I suppose in his rockier moments he reminded me of Bryan Adams and Robbie and at his poppiest he reminded me of Savage garden a bit. Mr MacKenzie is a fine pop writer and he deserves a chance." - Rhythm Magazine UK


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Still working on that hot first release.

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I'm a Professional Musician, songwriter, guitarist & singer based in Cornwall, UK.

For now, the mainstay of my work comes from covers gigs for which I run a solo act - live vocals & guitar to self recorded backing tracks using a Digitech Jamman. I gig regularly through the year and am looking forward to a busy summer season which is already filled to the brim. I also do some gigs here and there 'unplugged'.

For the future I hope to submit my backlog of songs to a music publisher with hopes of a publishing contract as well as submit for film and tv. I am also gradually writing a new batch of more rocky edged songs that I would like to gig and promote for me personally with hopes of selling my own stuff.

'Shine!' was written for a project and the others are just different stages of finding where I am sound-wise. Shine! is still a song I feel good about and although written for something I had in mind is still a song that I remain close too. I have written another couple for other projects recently too but I don't think they will appear here.

'Anywhere' I wanted this to be a little darker really but it is 'as is' for the mo. Still, a song from the heart about luurve. Open for interpretation however, It got a rave review on garageband as a 'new age christian song', a thought that could not have been further from my mind whilst writing it, sorry!

'I might be the one' is a bit of a, what I would call a 'chat to myself' kind of song if you know what I mean. Kind of just my thoughts at the time listed on a sheet of paper whilst on a weekend trip to Tresco on the Isles of Scilly as I remember. I was working (gigging) over there and enjoying a very relaxing day with nothing to do but write till my gig in the evening. I was lacking in direction in my life at the time really and really just wrote down my feelings.