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Dec '21- Present
From December '21 I will be joining Showaddywaddy as their guitarist and backing vocalist. We'll be performing across the UK mainland and Ireland during '22 in some very beautiful theatres! Come along to a show when we're in your town and join in the fun! 
Showaddywaddy Hull '21
Showaddywaddy Hull '21

Soundwave & Neon

Apr '20 - Oct '20
I will be working as the Lead vocalist/drummer for two bands on the Stavangerfjord ship. Keeping things light and acoustic in the daytime and getting the party going in the Fjord Lounge at night. Occassionally venturing to the guitar for some of the chilled acoustic sets.

The Choice

Jan '20 - Mar '20
Joining as a temporary drummer for the choice during their Grand Voyage cruise. Playing to live, to click and to track, often performing shows and party nights.  

Sam Holland


Sept '18 - Jan '20
Solo Guitar Entertainer for P&O cruises. I'll be rocking out in the bars, getting jazzy for the cocktail bars and moving towards easy listening, instrumentals and classical for the quieter areas. I will be onboard Arcadia for the 2019 world cruise and the following cruises to the med and norway
Sam Holland

Sam And Ildi

Apr '17 - Sept '18
Male Vocalist, Guitarist and Technician for the duo. My performance roles were to sing both lead and backinging/harmonies and also play both electric and acoustic guitars. Other duties include editing and writing backing tracks, audio engineering the duo and choosing which deserts look the best on the buffet. Completing 6 cruise contracts over a year and a half we were a duo.

Ildi And The Hightones

Jan '17 - Apr '17
As the band leader, I was in charge of the material, backing tracks and overall organising of the band. Whilst also performing as their guitarist and vocalist. 

The Noise

Aug '16 - Dec '16
Performing as the guitarist for The Noise during their house band contract in Bahrain, including both acoustic and full band sets.

Multiple Tribute shows for Med Ent's

Apr '16 - Jul '16  
Working in Greece's Rhodes Island as George Harrison as a part of Med's Ents Beatles Tribute Show. Also as Bjorn in their ABBA tribute and as a guitarist and bassist for their 60's tribute show.

Ultimate Robbie Showband

Jan '16 - Mar '16  
Working on Tallink's "Romantika" ferry with a Robbie Williams tribute act. My main role was to play Guitar with the band and support the singer for short acoustic sets. 


Feb '14 - Dec '15
I was playing drums in this semi-professional band around the club/pub/weddings circuit. The styles played were: Rock, Ska, Reggae, Rockabilly and Brit-Pop

Session for Masters Students

Apr '13 - May '13
Playing classical guitar as accompaniment for masters students performances. Usually involving odd time signatures and composers who write the weirdest of chords voicings!

Seb And Sam

Jan '13 - Jan '15
Playing acoustic guitar in a duo. We would often rework the songs into a jazzier style, arranging complex harmonic structures and adding percussive guitar styles.



Sept '10 - Jun '13
Music Technology and Popular Music Studies Grade 2:1. The course revolved around playing, recording and production. I did several performance modules as well as playing on a lot of other studio work whilst there.

Freelance/Dep work

Sept '07 - Present
I've had the pleasure to perform with some great artists on both guitar and drums. Leicestershire acts such as: Seb and Sam | Funktion Junktion | The Covers | The Beardos | Twisted Sisters | The Rompers | Quad Almighty | The Fixx | Comic Book Captions | Baron's Court |  
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