Music phenomenon Sam Fender is making waves around the world. The British rocker has been releasing hits like “Play God”, “Seventeen Going Under” and “Hypersonic Missiles” since 2017. But behind every successful artist are people who inspire them. One such person is Sam Fender’s father, who taught the young singer-songwriter a lesson that changed his life forever.
Sam Fender’s father is also a musician
Sam Fender’s father is Alan Fender who is also a musician. In an interview with F Word Magazine, the 28-year-old rocker praised his father and spoke candidly about his childhood.
“My dad’s a singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, he’s a hell of a singer,” said Sam Fender. “He’s a great cook. He’s one of those guys who can do anything. He can set up a shelf just by looking at it. He’s that type of guy – a man for men. He’s very talented.”
The singer added, “My older brother plays drums. When I was growing up great music like Aretha Franklin or Bowie would play around the house while my dad was cooking and my brother would play the drums in his room. My godfather, who is very close to me, is also like a father; He’s a big music fan. He collects music. He has the largest vinyl collection you will see. So I was always surrounded by music in some form.”
Sam Fender’s father turned his life around in a revealing moment
When Sam Fender was just a kid developing his musical skills, his father taught him something that changed the course of his life.
“My dad is a guitarist…but he never really taught us anything. I think he wanted us to get a real job,” Fender quipped in an LADbible interview. “But one day he taught us something and it was the day that opened up my world and I was about 10.”
Fender explained that his father “taught him the power chord, which is sort of like a simple three-finger chord.” This has allowed Fender to play numerous popular songs, including Green Day’s “American Idiot” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” He revealed that he was fascinated by the chord and ended up jamming on his guitar every day.
“After that I flew,” beamed Fender.
The British rocker has invaded America
Sam Fender writes and sings about his hometown of North Shields, England. But his honest music has attracted fans from all over the world.
That summer he began to break into the American music market. He played at the Lollapalooza in Chicago in late July and has been touring the country ever since. Some of his shows have even sold out.
He told F Word Magazine that his main goal is to entertain people. If his music “evokes any positive feeling in people, that’s my job.”
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