Engineered and produced by long-time collaborator Adam Wes Gregorace. Mixing brilliance from the skilled David Trumpmanis (Something For Kate, You Am I, The Church).
Songs of endings and beginnings, hope lost and found, a journey and the stories along the way.
“Raw emotion and authenticity are the hardest things for a singer/songwriter to get across. Sam, on his newest album Forever & For Now not only delivers them both, lyrically and musically, but does so with a warm embrace. Sounds that harken back to the indie, grand, guitar alt-rock of Boston¹s heroes the Lemonheads and Grant Lee Buffalo, but all fresh for today. Mr Shinazzi¹s finest work, and so well worth embracing yourself. Michael Taylor MD Universal Music Australia
‘Forever & For Now’ is Sam’s fifth album – ten new songs, his best batch yet and recorded accordingly so. Engineered and produced by long-time collaborator Adam Wes Gregorace, with touches of mixing brilliance from the skilled David Trumpmanis (Something For Kate, You Am I, The Church).
Like all great albums, it takes you on a journey. Songs of endings and beginnings, hope lost and found, and the stories along the way.
Sam has developed into the kind of songwriter and performer that not only has a strong emotional bond with his listeners, but also has the respect of his peers.
A versatile live performer, Sam is at ease playing with his full band, as a duo or solo. As well as countless shows of his own, highlights of his live career include playing alongside Jake Clemons, Bonnie Prince Billy, Lou Barlow, Buffalo Tom, Mountain Goats, Evan Dando, Jose Gonzalez, Josh Rouse, Richmond Fontaine, Crooked Fingers, Darren Hanlon, Holly Throsby, Josh Pyke, Augie March and at festivals such as Peats Ridge, the Great Escape and Sydney Blues and Roots.
He has also had success co-writing, including working with Jenny Queen on all three of her albums.
Sam has toured the USA in 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2014/15, while the CBS television show ’The Unit’ featured his song ’Until Sunrise’ in its entirety during an episode with a worldwide audience and subsequent DVD release.