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Having just released his debut album ‘Tickly Teeth’, Samuel Vas-Y is gaining momentum as an original ‘singer song scribbler’. The record was produced by Windmill Lane Studios founder, Brian Masterson. Amongst the musicians involved on the album is Cathy Davey who sings a fun form of duet on the song ‘Creeping and Crawling’.

His song ‘Millionaire of Hours’ was released in South Korea under Rainbowtape Recordings and subsequently appears on an ad for major fashion label Comodo Square. It features American olympian / male model, Race Imboden.

Samuel’s boyhood in France brings influences of Latin music; from Tropicália to Freak-Folk, Serge Gainsbourg to Devendra Banhart, And of course French Samuel Arnold (aka Samuel Vas-Y)

The song entitled ‘Tickly Teeth’ (City Boy EP version), which has over 10,000 views on Youtube, was released on the album ‘Oscar the Hypno Dog: And Other Tails’ alongside the best of contemporary Irish musicians, such as Lisa Hannigan and Villagers. This led to numerous performances including the RTE Late Late Show, Ray D’Arcy Show, Global Village and Arena. The album reached number 4 on the Irish charts. This contact led to wonderful collaborations which Samuel was to work with in the making of his debut album.

Samuel Vas-Y is set to perform at many key events such as Youbloom, Castlepalooza and is playing support for Cathy Davey on her summer tour 2014. Its looking to be a promising year for the singer song scribbler.


Samuel’s music has been described as “an illustrative experience.”* The self-proclaimed singer song scribbler has a “lyrical style that seems to have his tongue slightly in his cheek. This isn’t another ‘oh poor me’ singer song-writer, Samuel let’s his quirks show and this sets him apart. Clever humour and lustrous lyrics”** are enveloped with a “minimal set-up and dreamy confident tone”. Different instruments are weaved into the songs, however, no piece ever becomes cluttered. Melodies are trusted to speak for themselves and simplicity is key.

“It’s hard to remember being as satisfied by recorded music as I was when listening to that Samuel Vas-Y album. […] It feels like actively engaging with music again”*** His music has been reviewed and blogged by an interesting variety of people, from fencers to drag queen, Panti. It attracts people from all sorts of backgrounds, there is not 1 particular type at his concerts. Serge Gainsbourg, Devendra Banhart, Prince, Kila & Oki, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Elvis, Andre 3000 have all inspired Samuel and his music.


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