I love House Concerts. They are intimate, personal and musically fulfilling. These are often the gigs where people feel comfortable enough to have a big chat before or after the show. They are the gigs where you can get adequately deep on lyric backstory or the songwriting process. House Concerts make it easier to authentically connect through the power of music. For me, this is what writing and performing is all about. In an effort to more actively pursue the kind of shows that I love playing, I’ve created a new page on my website where anyone can easily book me to perform at their house. No matter the location. Click on my menu now to have a look.

“Lullaby in the Key of Relief” at the spectacular Red Dog Studio Sessions. One of my favourite House Concert setups in Sydney.

I want to reach new fans and develop a network of a long-lasting, real connections with other music-lovers. I want to share music in a way that regularly leaves an impact.

While organisations such as PARLOUR (there are a bunch more) are doing really good things for the Music Industry in Australia, these setups still require the use of a ‘middle-man’. As a completely self-funded, self-motivated and self-sufficient independent artist with a relatively small fanbase, I feel like this is a pursuit that I could find greater success in when fans can book me directly (here).

I have now recorded and released 3 full-length records, including an EP, and toured nationally. My social media game isn’t too bad, as you can see from this (out-of-the-blue) blog post. I write often and I am happy with the songs that I create. Still, I am yet to find satisfaction in all of the shows that I perform. I understand that most musicians accept this as the norm. I don’t want to have to be picky about venues and dates, I want to play more.

I think House Concerts are the answer.

Convinced? Sick of me rambling? Go to the House Concerts page now.

On this page, you’ll find an FAQ with all necessary information and a form to complete. If you’re more of a Facebook person, feel free to also drop me a line via the contact button on my facebook page.

Don’t be shy, book me for a House Concert.

Want a free limited edition t-shirt?

To celebrate the release of my new album ‘Stare Into The Dark’, I’ve decided to give away some free t-shirts valued at $30 each. I also want to start dedicating a bit more time, energy and love into building up my mailing list. So on Friday 27th July, you can win 1 of 5 limited edition t-shirts – delivered right to your door.

Click here for more information about the shirts.

To enter, all that you have to do is sign up for my mailing list by following this link. On 27/7/18, I’ll choose 5 emails at random and make contact for a delivery address and size. Simple!

My new album ‘Stare Into The Dark’ is now out everywhere.

Sam Newton - Stare Into The Dark

Recorded live at Blue Sky Recording Studio in the Blue Mountains of NSW over three days, Stare Into The Dark is my third full-length release and includes many of the songs written during my 100 songs in 100 days songwriting challenge.

Like my previous album, Violet Road, the creative powerhouse Chris Gillespie lent a heavy hand in producing, engineering and mixing duties. Michael Carpenter from Love Hz also did a fantastic job mastering this record.

Adam Collins at Antidote Creative illustrated and designed all of the visuals. Such a talent.

Finally, the following musicians deserve special mention, having played on the record and collaborated in song arrangement: Cameron James Henderson, Emma Stephenson, Nick Henderson and Oscar Henfrey.

The Stare Into The Dark team

You can purchase Stare Into The Dark at the following websites:

Not into buying stuff over the internet? Thanks to distribution from MGM, if you’re in Australia or New Zealand, you can also order in the physical copy from your favourite record store.

The album is also available in limited format (6 tracks only) via streaming:

If you have any questions about the record, don’t hesitate to drop me a line or get in touch with the legendary Stuart Coupe, who is currently organising the publicity end of this release.