His Dad, Alan, taught me music (New College Durham) and pretty much everything I've learned was thanks to him, especially being able to read music and I'm still playing 20 years on. His brother, Liam was in my class - probably the most talented musician I've ever played with, he can sing, drum play guitar, piano plus loads more. It's nice to see him joining Sam on stage now. When we would put on college performance shows as part of our assignments I remember Sam coming along, he was just a kid then as there's quite an age gap between him and his bro. Canny family and he's grafted his bollocks off to get where he is now.He’s really canny, his brothers a brilliant singer too.