Carol Lee Sampson - Singer/Songwriter
As well as song writing and occasional gigging, Carol plays regular daytime solo sessions in dementia units, and rest homes, experiencing  first hand the wonderful effect  that music has, on the folks she sings to. 

Her aim is to communicate encouragement, empathy,  peace, joy and fun to her listeners,  and especially with these sessions,   tries to 'tap in' to individuals, and bring  songs which may trigger a precious memory or two. Armed with percussion instruments,  guitar, (sometimes piano), and an ever increasing song list, she's loving every minute of this particular daytime music venture,  finding great reward in the wonderful smiles and responses from the old folks!

Thrilled that my song 'Bigger Picture' has recently been BBC Hereford & Worcester's Introducing Programme's track of the week.....that's the 5th time now that one of my songs have been featured - fab! Thank you Andrew Marston  and gang! x
Here is the itunes link for Bigger Picture album....

Sat 5th August -The Green Dragon, Malvern (The Black Pears - country blues band)

OTHER AIRPLAY ON  BBC Hereford & Worcester

These are the other songs which have been picked as tracks 
 of the week on BBC Hereford & Worcester, featured by their 'Introducing' programme.....exciting to have heard them played several times a day for the week that they were featured! 

From the album 'The Key'
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Here for you
Track from 'The Key' Album
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From the CD 'Bigger Picture'
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Seeing You
From the CD 'Bigger Picture'
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**All my songs are available on all the major music download and streaming sites please look me up!**   
New Band Name.......'THE BLACK PEARS'
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It's already been over a year since I joined forces with the brilliantly talented Ben Church, to form our little country blues n folk band, and it's taken this long for the boys to decide what we wanna be called. So, because of their love for real ale (I'm always the taxi driver on our gigs!)  we've chosen THE BLACK PEARS.... as it's the name of a locally brewed beer here in Malvern.! Also, we've been absolutely thrilled to welcome our newest member, the fab Keith Baker, on drums, whose tasteful and sensitive playing perfectly completes our sound! 
So if you enjoy a bit of foot tapping country bluesy tunes and ballads,  then please get in touch.......we cover songs from Dylan, JJ Cale, Lucinda Williams, Ry Cooder and many others.   
Ben Church on acoustic/slide/electric guitar, harmonica & vocals,  Gareth Sampson on bass,  myself on acoustic & vocals, and Keith Baker on percussion and drums. 
We don't take up too much space, and play at a comfortable noise level!!

.......or you can just book little ol' me, with my guitar or piano..... singing a mixture of classic covers, with a few of my originals thrown into the mix....

Please email: for more info, or the contact Carol page. x

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Get Right With God
The Black Pears - October 2015
(Photos by Julie-Anne Goode)   

Interview on BBC Radio Jersey 31.5.15
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