Under the Radar: Inkfields

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When Samuel James Griffiths, aka Inkfields, realised he was earning more busking after work than teaching English in Stuttgart, he decided to ditch the day job and to dedicate himself to music. The gamble paid off and for the past three years he has established a decent fan base in Germany where he has found a receptive audience for his engaging combination of atmospheric instrumentation and soulful vocals. After a brief setback, when his instruments and a laptop with new recordings were stolen on a trip to Sweden, Inkfields was helped back on his musical feet when his girlfriend’s mother bought him a new guitar and busking amp.

Having recently returned to Edinburgh, he has now put together a band in order to record new compositions and play live shows from the end of the year. Based on his form so far, we expect exciting results and, in the meantime, we recommend checking out The Great Basin EP and his rather fine artwork at www.inkfieldsmusic.com.

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