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BBC Radio Leeds interview with Gayle Lofthouse

with Gayle Lofthouse

Interview with presenter Gayle Lofthouse on BBC Radio Leeds in the virtual pub, The Open Arms, chatting about lots of things including the new album ... Me Being Me Doing What I Love Doing Is Enough

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Me Being Me Doing What I Love Doing Is Enough

Sam Crane

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Me Being Me is an album that look at all that is good about the world. Touching on subjects such as diversity, love, mental health and community, it showcases a range of genres exploring each aspect.

The album was recorded in Leeds and celebrates the sights, sounds and people of the city and features beautiful ballads as well as sing-along tunes

Me Being Me is an album that look at all that is good about the world. Touching on subjects such as diversity, love, mental health and community, it showcases a range of genres exploring each aspect.

The album was recorded in Leeds and celebrates the sights, sounds and people of the city and features beautiful ballads as well as sing-along tunes to dance to.

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This album is full of soulful, accomplished tracks that showcase Sam's incredible voice whilst delving into exciting sonic textures. A real delight!” - Isobel Anderson
Sam Crane’s album is a gem! She brings the energy, the passion, the hope and joy. Sam crosses musical genres, while tying the album together with her unique style. The songs on this album are funny, pensive, upbeat and refreshing, delivering a sense of Leeds as a richly diverse and buoyant city. Sam’s beautiful voice, catchy melodies, and true heart make this self-produced album: A wonderful achievement! ” - Reilly, Australia
Well! Where do I start! What a bloody fantastic album!! Love it!! love it! Love it! Congratulations Sam Crane. Each track brings something different. There is something for everyone in this album. An album I will definitely be listening to time and time again xxx” - Jackie from Kent

ME BEING ME DOING WHAT I LOVE DOING

A voice can connect. For me, one such connect was John Lennon. Those old enough to go back to the 60’s will know what I mean. Sure, McCartney was tuneful, lyrical. But John’s voice spoke. And if you know the context from which Sam Crane’s coming from, a Leeds lass who’s been round the world and who has experienced personal hardship yet is still able to project such positive energy - someone who also appreciates, like me, the celebratory extent of British diversity and liveliness when singing in the streets of Leeds… Well, her voice connects. Such a stylistic panoply of tracks, from the lively celebratory to addressing what we’ve all been through these past two difficult years (listen to track 2, and discover… salvation is through love). A supreme debut album. With a voice that connects due to its enthusiasm, its clarity, its openness, its honesty. A voice that speaks of now. ” - Peter from Leeds
A dear and very talented friend of mine, Sam Crane, has recently released this solo album called “Me Being Me Doing What I Love Doing Is Enough”. We met learning about music technology and how to record our own songs. It’s a testament to what one person can achieve when they dare to believe in themselves and put their mind to doing what they love doing. It is full of heart – from tenderness to unbridled passion!; it contains dynamic musical textures – from the simplicity of a guitar or piano to full-on virtual rock band and orchestral soundscapes, as well as having real street-scape sounds and even rain!; there is variety of genres – from ballads to pop, dance, rock, funk, electro and wah-wahs!; and, with her own voice, she has created a tapestry of vocal textures – from the intimacy of a single voice to complex harmonies, both sung and spoken, to enhance the message and emotions of each song. It is immensely impressive, and what makes it even more so is that she has created every single part of it herself – the writing, playing, recording AND producing of each song! It is a truly fabulous album! It’s catchy, it’s fun, it’s emotional, it’s about real life. Huge congratulations Sam, what an incredible and very special creation!! What you’ve achieved single-handedly is an inspiration to me! Wishing you the very best of success with it. 💗🥰💗” - Tazina from France

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