The Sam Willows was formed by siblings Ben and Narelle Kheng, and friends Sandra Riley Tang and Jon Chua. Bursting onto the Singapore music scene in May 2012 with their luscious harmonies and special brand of country-folk, The Sam Willows created a solid buzz across the island-state.
The quartet’s self-titled freshman EP was co-produced by esteemed local arranger Bang Wenfu, recorded and mixed at Soundfarm Studios and was mastered by Gene Grimaldi of Oasis Mastering, Burbank, CA. It was released to rave reviews on 27 October 2012 at their sold-out album launch party. Drawing inspiration from acts like Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Joss Stone, Keith Urban and the sound of a leaky tap, they craft an interesting country-folk sound interlaced with heavy vocals.