Dalkey, County Dublin
Having grown up in France, Samuel Arnold Keane (aka Samyel) is influenced by a large variety of music, from Tropicália to Freak Folk; MC Solaar to Devendra Banhart. He has been described as a performer with a "minimal set-up and dreamy confident tone".
Samyel most recently toured in the US this Spring 2016, playing at Rockwood Music Hall, New York and The Satellite, Los Angeles. Where he also began recording a new album in Santa Cruz, California.
His previous releases, have included great collaborations with Irish artists. Tail E.P. features Karen Cowley (Wyvern Lingo), with Matthew Jacobson on drums and Tim George (The Eskies) on bass. Debut album, 'Tickly Teeth' features Cathy Davey and Steeve Cooney. Both records were produced by Brian Masterson, founder of Windmill Lane Studios.
The single 'Millionaire of Hours' was also released in South Korea under Rainbowtape Recordings and subsequently appears on an ad for men's fashion label Comodo Square.
His song entitled 'Tickly Teeth' (City Boy EP version), which has over 13,000 views on Youtube was released on the album 'Oscar the Hypno Dog: And Other Tails', alongside contemporary musicians, Lisa Hannigan, Divine Comedy, Villagers and others. This led to numerous performances including the RTE Late Late Show.
Samyel has performed at many festivals such as Castlepalooza, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Fringe Festival and played support for Cathy Davey on her last Irish summer tour.
'Allumette' is the new single, just released (2017), from the series of recordings made in Santa Cruz earlier last year. It is available on samyel.bandcamp.com