With African and New Zealand heritage and professional roots in commercial dance, Samuel Gaskin is a multi-faceted entertainer; when Samuel is not travelling around Australia teaching hopefuls how to dance like Beyoncé, or treading the boards in major productions like “The Jungle Book” and “Hairspray”, or opening his heart and soul to Asian audiences on the successful FOX Television reality show, “Fit For Fashion”, he is following his true passion … writing and recording songs.
As Sam G, his single, “Gank” spent four weeks at #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Electro Charts and a collaboration with Congo Tardis titled ‘Marathon’ went out through New York label Gold Whistle.
Samuel relaunched his solo career last year, partnering with beyondblue on his first single to create the #GoodEnough social media campaign, generating positive discussion about self-worth, authenticity and transparency amongst peers.
The #GoodEnough campaign received support from Deni Hines, Zoë Badwi, Nathaniel and more, posting videos telling their own stories on Samuel’s YouTube.
Last year, Samuel performed with Bad Bad Not Good in Asia at their Red Bull Music Academy after party before returning to Melbourne and sharing the bill with Adeva and Steve “Silk” Hurley on New Year's Day.
About this track...
An uplifting, rhythmic pop soul number with all the dreamy summery feels you want. A father of two children from his happy, same-sex relationship Samuel drew inspiration from his family when he wrote LOVE. Produced by Pip Norman (Urthboy, Troye Sivan) and mixed by Tony Espie (Catie Baker, The Avalanches).
With African and New Zealand heritage, Samuel Gaskin has always been one to stand out in a crowd.
The singer/songwriter has his roots in commercial dance and acting, having made his theatre debut in 2008, playing Mowgli with the Australian Shakespeare Company’s Jungle Book Tour and a recent stint touring Australia with Hairspray.
Samuel has since returned to the recording studio, to follow up on the success of his singles 'GANK' (which spent 4 weeks at No.1 on the Triple J Unearthed Electro Charts) and 'Marathon', a collaboration with Congo Tardis (which was recently signed to New York label Gold Whistle). The reaction from industry insiders to the new Gaskin material has been overwhelmingly positive.
Having also won a multitude of Asian hearts as a finalist on the FOX network's hit reality TV show 'Fit For Fashion' (just starting it's free to air run on Singaporean and Thai TV, with other countries to follow), now is the perfect time for Samuel Gaskin to strike.