Multi-award winning and Platinum certified homegrown heroes- The Sam Willows – are made up of siblings Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, and their friends Sandra Riley Tang and Jon Chua.
Since their formation back in 2012, the band has collectively racked up over 20.2 million streams on Spotify and more than 6 million views on their YouTube channel, proving them a force to be reckoned with.
Signed under Sony Music Singapore, the quartet has worked with world class Swedish producers Frederik Häggstam (Kygo), Anton Nilsson (The Chainsmokers, Dami Im) and Harry Sommerdahl (The Wanted, Pussycat Dolls, The Rasmus), churning out multi-platinum hit “Take Heart” in 2015 and GOLD singles “Keep Me Jealous”, “All Time High”, “Save Myself” and “For Love”.
A household name in Singapore, the pop group has performed at Ultra Singapore 2016, a mega dance festival with 45,000 people in attendance and supported Little Mix on their The Get Weird Tour in Manila and Singapore as the opening act, amassing fans in Southeast Asia since their international debut at the annual South by Southwest music festival in Texas, US in 2013.
The Sam Willows has since toured North America, Canada and Korea and represented Singapore at the Western Australian Music Festival (WAM) in Perth. The highly influential band was also nominated for MTV’s Asia’s Best Southeast Asian Act for 3 consecutive years and worked with Grammy award winning producer, Steve Lilywhite for a re-make of their track “Glasshouse”. They also held their own intimate show in Kuala Lumpur and sold out their first ever headlining concert in Singapore.
Their debut GOLD album Take Heart was met with exceptional critical response, with both of the first two singles (‘For Love’ and ‘Take Heart’) peaking at #1 on Singapore’s iTunes chart and stayed in the Top 10 for over 12 weeks. The band was consecutively named as ‘Best 2015 Artist in Singapore’ by iTunes, as well as being the first Asian artist to be featured on the Spotify Spotlight Campaign across Asia.
The Sam Willows is set to release their long awaited sophomore album in 2018.