The Vernon Spring & Friends
After many years recording and performing with a string of musical talents including Amy Winehouse, Kano, Gabriels, Joy Crookes and MF DOOM, London-based composer and producer Sam Beste embarked on his debut solo adventures as The Vernon Spring in 2021. Described by Radio 1’s Benji B as 'an amazing record', debut album A Plane Over Woods has been making gentle yet seismic waves and was recently followed by What’s Going On ~ an ambitious and audacious response to the seminal Marvin Gaye album of the same name.
In addition to performing material from these albums, Beste will also be unveiling music from Earth, On A Good Day ~ a new project featuring vocal and musical responses to material by The Vernon Spring. The seed for this was sown when out of the blue, Sam received an adaptation of one of these songs from the artist Ghostpoet. Coincidentally, two weeks later Beste received another adaptation, this time from new artist 'aden', again featuring The Vernon Spring's instrumental overlain with stunning vocals. Something was forming in the ether, it seems, and a series was born. Beste continued to collaborate with other artists and these recordings will be released this year as Earth, On A Good Day, culminating in a live performance at Kings Place.
The evening will comprise a solo performance from The Vernon Spring followed by ‘The Vernon Spring & Friends’ to celebrate the release of Earth, On A Good Day. This is a unique opportunity to see The Vernon Spring perform his solo and collaborative works in an intimate setting. Accompanying guests to be announced in due course
A legend from the London sceneGiles Peterson on Sam Bests aka The Vernon Spring