Samson & Delilah

Samson & Delilah


Samson & Delilah bridge the gap between avant-garde and mainstream, traditional and contemporary, loud and intimate. Coming from different musical backgrounds, including Classical, Folk, Jazz, Rock, Big Band and Indie, they combine these influences to create an absorbing live and recorded experience


Husband and wife Sam Lench and Anna Zweck formed Samson & Delilah out of the burgeoning Manchester based singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist ensemble The Waverton Collective in 2007.
Over the last two years, Sam and Anna have written and recorded the debut Samson & Delilah album, out in Autumn 2009 on Little Red Rabbit Records with European distribution via Forte. Influenced by stories & traditions old & new, Samson & Delilah write songs of love and hate, truth and deceit, beauty and decay. Instrument by instrument, layer upon layer, recording has taken place in churches, bedrooms, bathrooms and studios across the country. Influences range from traditional British folk, Australian Roots music (Anna and Tammy are both from Adelaide), Classical chamber music, Post-Rock and unashamedly catchy pop music. Performing extensively throughout the north of England support slots have included A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Mick Turner (Dirty Three).
Chris Long at BBC Manchester recently said that we were "gently gorgeous, slipping alt. country meanderings underneath tender folk to deliver a package that sparkles and shimmers with serene splendour".


Sam Lench & The Waverton Collective - "Techniques Of Persuasion" Album
The Waverton Collective - "Welcome To Wavertonia" EP
Both can be purchased from
Watch this space for the debut Samson & Delilah single to be announced soon..

Set List

We can play for as long or as short as required. Average set length is 30mins, which may include the following songs: And When The Rose, Swimming Against The Tide, Begone Dull Care (trad), Gravity Is Merciless, Starlight In Your Afternoon, Angels Said, Motherbird.
We have played sets up to 1 1/2 hours in length.