Samantha Lindo is a British singer – songwriter of mixed Jamaican heritage based in Bristol, UK, bringing together a fusion of soul, folk and trip-hop to create a style that is not easily box-able.
With ‘a voice that is hauntingly flawless’, Samantha Lindo has crowds ‘mesmerised within seconds’.
Whether it be an intimate house gig in a Notting Hill lounge, a Sofar sounds performance in an archaic church, a room full of ravers at Brixton’s Hootenanny or owning the stage at Bristol’s Colston Hall (where she was a featured artist for TEDxTalks national conference ‘Daring to Disrupt’), she give’s an authentic performances that connects with audiences in as many different ways as there are people in the room.
A British singer – songwriter of mixed Jamaican heritage, she brings together a fusion of soul, folk and trip-hop to create a style that is not easily box-able but has a tangible flavour of her adopted hometown, Bristol.
She has never been one for playing by the book. Not buying the individualistic nature of our culture and the often male dominated ways of the music industry, she founded Girls, Girls, Girls, an all-female arts collective in London with fellow singer-songwriter friend Eliza Shaddad.
The pair partnered with UK charity the Orchid Project, who work to put a global end to female genital cutting, so the numerous all-female nights across London and UK tour were also about raising awareness to this pressing social justice issue as well as, in her words quoted in Oh Comely magazine ‘lifting each other up’ as female artists’.
Samantha opened the last Girls Girls Girls with Eliza and the in-house choir at London’s Union Chapel with a collaborative performance and the pair had the honour of being featured artists in the Museum of London's ‘Votes for Women’ exhibition performing the suffragette anthem, March of the Women, to celebrate 100 years of the vote in 2018.
With an ache towards justice that often spills into her music, her single ‘Butterflies’, one of the earliest penned songs, was released at a secret Sofar Sounds gig supporting British recording artist, James Morrison, as part of Amnesty International’s ‘Give a Home’ campaign in solidarity with the world’s refugees.
The most exciting times, however, are to come. Having just married multi-instrumentalist and collaborator, Dylan Jones, her next EP, which she is currently preparing for release reflects a stylistic settledness and an at-home-ness in that which perhaps her music is here to do: empathise with and express the messy, often broken, sometimes dark nature of life with a soulful beauty and irresistible beat that ultimately points to hope.