Band: Sam Alone & The Gravediggers
Album: Tougher Than Leather
Label: People Like You / Sony
Poli Correia’s (aka Sam Alone) music is a way to tell heartfelt stories about ordinary people that all of us can relate to: about growing up, everyday struggles and everyday heroes. For SAM ALONE & THE GRAVEDIGGERS he is armed with his “Working Class Rifle”, an old, rugged guitar, and accompanied by The Gravediggers, a group of likeminded people that share the same vision of playing handmade “music for the people” that is deeply rooted in folk and classic protest songs, but coming with a fresh and contemporary edge.
The heavily tattooed singer and guitarist, who was nominated as the personality to watch out for in music in 2016 by the weekly Notícias Magazine in Portugal, is no newbie in the international music world. Together with guitarist Pedro Matos he is touring the globe with the hardcore band Devil In Me regularly. While their alter ego as Devil In Me is a lot louder the message is the same for both creative collectives: keeping a positive attitude while expressing the frustration about social injustices and ultimately striving for the world to become a better place. The road, friends and family are some of the main influences for the six piece band coming from Portugal that is another perfect example that great talent is thriving everywhere.
Apolinário Correia aka Sam Alone – vocals, guitar
Nuno Marques aka Guru - drums
Pedro Matos - rhythm guitar
João Ricardo - lead guitar
Ricardo Cabrita - keyboards
Roy Duke - bass and double bass