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!

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!”


Soundcheck updates! “Jordan Jansen & Sam Verlinden”

Soundcheck Logo
Soundcheck has been offering a great venue for young unsigned artists to test their skills on a world of fans that are just waiting for some new talent to latch hold of.  Jordan Jansen is a sure fire winner for the last contest that has been going on longer than I now remember.  He has enjoyed a consistent lead throughout the entire contest and is showing a 45 point lead on his closest competitor Matthew Garrod.
Jordan SunglassesFor some reason unbeknown to anyone, Soundcheck has pushed out the awarding of the prize monies for the last contest.  Their a many who are not real happy about having to wait to hear the results of what to some of us should be so obvious.  I can only say that patience is not a strong virtue of a fan who has been voting for so long and unfair to all who competed in this particular contest. However not to worry!  It’s Soundcheck that is now in their own spotlight to do as they have promised.
Here are the results for the top Five in the last Contest that is awaiting the reward to be announced:

1. Far Away – Jordan Jansen – Vote:3,405
2. Sail Away With Me – Matthew Garrod – Vote:3,360
3. Date with the tub – Cjayelerose – Vote:2,141
5. Freak U – SAMMY G featuring Silvie – Vote:1,856

Jordan has proved his resilience and the fact that he is in this for the long haul, by already capturing a substantial First Place position in the new contest that has already begun.  Vote now for his new entry of  “I’m Yours”


Sam Verlinden

SamVerlinden has also joined in on the fun at Soundcheck with his entry of his popular You-Tube video ” Who’s Loving You” sung Michael Jackson style. I personally feel this was one of Sam’s best performances of that song to date! Sam’s second entry is “Ben” also by Michael Jackson and is another favorite among his many adoring fans!

Sam was very busy with two successful Stage Musical productions this past fall and appearing in the Christmas in the Park event in Auckland.  I am waiting for the availability of original televised event to re-post here.  Auckland TV has not allowed access to their site for outside of Australia viewing.  This should be arriving soon so be watching the blog for this special recap of Sam’s wonderful nationally televised performance!

Special Announcement!

Connor Blackley is going to be featured here within the next week!  Keep your eyes peeled for this outstanding young country artist.  I say artist as his ability to sing songs with a convincing interpretation is will beyond his years of experience!  You do not want to miss this special feature.  “Tell your friends”