Nine Black Alps front man heads to the Green Room
By Ciara Johnson
Tuesday 24 Jul 2012 11:06:00
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Nine Black Alps front man Sam Forrest is performing an intimate set at The Green Room, located with in the Green Dragon Studios, Stockton on Saturday 28 July.

Forrest brings his acoustic pop gems to the intimate setting of The Green Room after a storming set at this years sold-out Stockton Calling.

Nine Black Alps were signed to Island records after forming in 2003. Having supported the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Biffy Clyro and Weezer, Sam comes with a pedigree most can only dream of and brings the energy and charisma of the Nine Black Alps to his bright and dreamy solo offerings.

Creating semi-acoustic, part-psychedelic bundles of rustic pop joy Sam has emerged with another wicker basket of wonder-The Edge Of Nowhere, released March this year.

Sam put out his first solo offering, Down The Hillside, in 2008 a year after the Alps’ released second album Love/Hate and were freed from their Island Records contract.

But the major label split only heightened Sam’s musical output and once Nine Black Alps independently released third album, Locked Out From The Inside, Sam pumped out Paper Crown in 2009 and both Born Again EP and No Imagination in 2010.

In his spare time, he continues to collaborate with fellow singer-songwriter Hayley Hutchinson, as The Sorry Kisses whose albums include 2008’s Hard Drive, 2009’s Um and Ah and 2011’s Keep Smiling.

If that isn’t enough, Sam also became a record producer, working with Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Chris Helme as well as throwing a fourth Nine Black Alps album to tape. 

Somehow, he’s found time to record The Edge… an album that bursts with dry, vintage acoustics, bending backwards guitars, waltzes of wonder and hushed vocals of eerie lyrics from the darkest woods of England.

Support comes from three-piece The Port Authority, duo Club of Rome and Mark Wynn.

Tickets are £5 and doors open at 8pm. To book for the gig visit

or call  (01642) 606 525 .

- Sam Forrest + The Port Authority + Club of Rome + Mark Wynn. Sat 28th July, 8pm. £5


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