Sam Verlinden Showman, Singer, Sportsman!

Sam is probably one of the most well rounded teenagers that I know. He is so multi-talented that I’m not sure how everyone can keep up to all the adventures taking place in his young life!

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Sam Verlinden

Sam is probably one of the most well rounded teenagers that I know.  He is so multi-talented that I’m not sure how everyone can keep up to all the adventures taking place in his young life!

When I was 12 the most I had going was school, paper-route, marching band, my citizens band radio hobby, and hanging out with the guys!  Sam on the other hand not only finds time to juggle his school work, hobbies, outdoor activities, family, and friends, but adds to this at least two big stage musical or dramatic productions, practicing with his band, busking on almost a weekly basis, singing performances, special gig fundraisers and charity events, singing with his good friend Hannah, recording studio sessions, countless yearly repeat performances and last but not least his passion for rugby!  Whew!  Now I’m tired, how about you?

Sam has an extraordinary ability to adapt to any challenge giving him like his latest role for Peter Pan where he needed to learn how to Waltz.  Now how many of you guys out there can do that?   With the Peter Pan rehearsals in full swing for next month’s production Sam is also rehearsing for yet another role at the same time.  This week marked the beginning of rehearsals for Mac-Beth and he is very excited about his small but important role.  I guess you could say this role will be the death of Sam!  LOL!

All joking aside Sam is not just one or two dimensional but you could say he is universal.  An all star in just about every way!  We know Sam will be knocking them dead on both the stage and with his singing career and I believe with all my heart that some day he will fulfill his dreams of playing rugby for a professional team.  I’m saving my money Sam; because I want to be there the day you sing your National Anthem and kick off the ball for your team.  I just hope you have the time to do all those autographs of records, pictures, rugby balls, and tee-shirts!

“Take care of not only your voice but your entire being because you will need it to accomplish the task ahead!  Your one fantastic Showman, Singer, Sportsman!”

…………………………………………………………..Rivenmaster

Sam Verlinden awarded role in “Peter Pan & MacBeth”

Sam has been staying extremely busy lately not just in the recording studio but also gearing up for another great year on stage. This weekend Sam begins Lead Camp for his theatre group for which he was recently awarded the role as John in the stage production of “Peter Pan”. This production is currently scheduled for Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of May.

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Sam has been staying extremely busy lately not just in the recording studio but also gearing up for another great year on stage.

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This week he is actually visiting his Capital City “Wellington” for school camp and will be making a short stop in his home town as well.  Then back home this weekend to begin Lead Camp for his theatre group for which he was recently awarded the role as John in the stage production of “Peter Pan”.  This production is currently scheduled for Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd of May.
Sam has also just been offered a role in the local University Stage 2 production of  MacBeth this coming June- playing MacDuff’s son. From what I hear the second roll could be his doing in on stage….  No! not his acting, but from what I know about MacBeth; MacDuff’s son does not live a very long and happy life……  Be sure to keep checking back for updates on both of these events as the pictures and reviews start to roll in.
While I have been promoting Sam’s new original song “Break These Walls” and it has been winning first place in the Top 10 songs played on Theskykid Radiofor the past two weeks I have not yet featured it here in an update!

This truly is a landmark for Sam and his very first ever original song!  I for one love it and Sam has such a smooth delivery for this ballad.  When we think of Sam Verlinden we usually think about “Michael Jackson” style music.  However Sam has broken his traditional style of singing with this fantastic new number and has created quite a stir, especially among his closest fans for which I am proud to be one!

Sam is also very busy with this new band practicing and performing with them on a regular basis. In fact this Sunday Sam will be doing a gig for the Down Syndrome annual fundraiser at 1:00 p.m.

In addition to all these things going on Sam was also invited to participate in the next You-Tube collaboration event for “We are the World” which I will bring to you here when it has been accomplished.

To close the article today I have decided to bring to you a recent impromptu singing session while Sam was practicing with the new band at his home. Sam often sings with is good friend Hannah Elley and this rendition of “Hallelujah” was done superbly.  Sam and Hannah together seem to become one harmonious voice with each one not trying to outdo the other but complementing each other’s voice in complete unity!

Enjoy this clip!