SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST -TASTE EATERY - 5-5-45PM
WILDE SAMMON are a Barnsley based acoustic roots duo mixing indie, humour and roots. Comprising Chris Sammon (guitar and vocals) and Dave Wilde (guitar), they perform original songs covering themes as diverse as the decimation of northern towns, motorcycle stunt men, days out on the north east coast and the habits of commercial vehicle drivers. They also throw in some left field covers from artists as wide ranging as Boo Hewerdine, The Clash, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Decemberists and Kraftwerk. Predominantly lyrical in nature, their original material is showcased in the 2014 release 'Forgotten Joys'.
"Chris Sammon is a songwriter with a unique sense of character and place in his writing."
- David Partridge (Postcard Comets), AFCollective
"The overall timbre of Wilde Sammon, is subdued, understated and intelligent, but tongue still inhabits cheek……‘Forgotten Joys’ is the fruit of witty and very English labours."
-Emanuel Shadrack, Alternative Barnsley