22 year old Oxford-born artist Samantha Jayne Hoare is a Folk & Americana inspired singer/songwriter. With a voice that ranges from sweet and soulful to raw and rocky, Samantha isn't your run-of-the-mill singer/songwriter. Having been raised in a vibrant Folk scene in her Oxfordhsire hometown, she focuses on adding a unique roots flair to many of the songs she covers, often bringing new life to overdone classics and an interesting take on new favourites.
She's a versatile performer, constantly updating her set with Rock, Country, and Modern Pop tracks, and able to bring high performance energy for a late night sing-a-long, or set the mood with chilled acoustic pop. She also utilises the pioneering vocal effects technology of TC-Helicon to bring a sense of sophistication and a professional sound quality to the occasion. She has almost a decades worth of performance experience, and currently belongs to several popular Leeds-based artist agencies as well as managing her own freelance gigs.
Cutting her teeth in the vivacious city of Leeds, she has studied under the guidance many of the industry’s leading songwriters, arrangers and artistic directors at Leeds College of Music. She is also a prolific songwriter, performing her original Roots/Americana music under the name Ramona Rose, a successful solo project that has already seem her tour embarking on a solo UK Summer tour, appear on BBC Radio, and appear on line-ups with the likes of Misty Miller, KT Tunstall, and Jon Boden of Bellowhead.
Magic – Coldplay When You Were Young – The Killers Bang Bang – Jessie J Misery Business – Paramore Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones Hold Back The River – James Bay Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner Cheap Thrills – Sia Somebody To Love – Queen Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine Poison – Alice Cooper Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon Lonely Boy – The Black Keys Green Light – Lorde Chocolate – The 1975 Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand America – Razorlight Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Love Me Harder – Ariana Grande Last Request – Paolo Nutini Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey The Wire – HAIM