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Sam Brittain is an alternative country and folk artist from Adelaide, South Australia.


Sam Brittain has supported international success stories such as British folk troubadour Passenger, breakthrough Australian artist Matt Corby, Irish rock outfit The Corona's and Australian Triple J favourite Mat McHugh of The Beautiful Girls. Sam has performed at the sold out MadNes Music Festival (2014/2015) in the Netherlands as well as joining West End Theatre star Daniel Koek as a special guest artist at The Royal Albert Hall in London. 

Starting out busking the streets of Adelaide in 2011 and a hugely successful first tour, Sam’s lead single ‘Bruises’ from debut album release “Our Shining Skin” hit #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Chart on New Year’s Eve, 2012/13, where it consolidated its lead for a consecutive four weeks, peaking at #6 in the Overall Top 100. 2012 saw him back in the recording studio to commence his second album almost immediately. Since then Sam has gone on to release his second full length LP “Live Simply” once again cracking the Triple J top 10 with lead track “Small Town” and gaining accolades from Roots N All host Sarah Howells as well as a special recording from Melbourne’s prestigious Athenaeum Theatre whilst on the Passenger theatre tour with fellow Australian songwriter Stu Larsen. 

In 2016 Sam is set to release a new studio album and coinciding live album "Live at The Toff" recorded in Melbourne upon return from 3 months touring in Europe busking on street corners, markets, shopping malls and playing everything from dark and dank back alley bars to bright festival stages. 

Aside from writing, recording and touring his own music Sam has also recorded, produced and played drums on albums for successful Melbourne based band Amistat, solo artist Bernie Carson and is currently co-writing an album for South Australian alt country musician and friend Tara Carragher. 


  • Our Shining Skin - (2012)
  • Live Simply - (2014)
  • Signal Lights - (2016)