The Thekla Archives: 2014

Sam Callahan, thekla presents sam callahan: 14+ event

  • Sunday 26th October 2014


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Sam is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Essex. He’s been performing since the tender age of eight and he started writing his own music when he was just thirteen, intent, even then, on pursuing a career as a singer. 

Sam has been involved in various projects on his journey, including a stint in the West End as well as being in a mixed teen band managed by ex-Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell, which he left in June 2011 to pursue his ambition to be a solo artist.
Sam’s has a remarkable work ethic, great determination and dedication and has been lucky enough to work with many well respected names in the music industry.
Prior to his recent participation in the 2013 X Factor, Sam worked tirelessly, gigging around the country, often for free to build a fan base. His efforts paid off and he has gained many thousands of loyal supporters which have dubbed themselves 'Callafans' and Sam’s 'Callafan Army' have had several mentions in national press and news media!
One of the most notable of Sam's recent endeavors was his ‘Crazy Campaign. In the summer of 2013, Sam did a promotional campaign for a song he wrote, called 'Crazy'. He performed fifteen crazy stunts, including sky diving, bungee jumping and even morris dancing. He used the campaign to raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust. 
Most recently, Sam was delighted to make it through to the live finals of the UK's X Factor.
Having made it to seventh place in the competition and earned his place on the X Factor Tour, Sam left the show in week 6 and says 'The X Factor was the most amazing experience of my entire life'.
Since his exit from the live finals, Sam is has been performing non-stop to packed venues across the country but has still found time to get back into the studio to complete his debut album which he plans to release next year. 


The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7:30pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
Bristol Ticket Shop
0844 871 881