Sam & Andy are a fresh, young powerhouse couple bursting with personality and spark. Consistently delivering mesmerising, unforgettable performances, they will charm you, entertain you, captive you, inspire you, and simply make you fall in love with them.
Andy Walton’s engaging stage presence is something all should witness. Charismatic and witty, with an astonishing vocal range and guitar chops to match, his soaring falsetto makes the ladies swoon – much to Sam’s amusement!
With years of session and television experience, including fronting the house band on long-running TV show ‘The Footy Show’ in Sydney, Australia, Andy has also appeared in numerous ads and voiceovers for TV and radio. His debut solo album A Slight Embrace was recorded independently in 2008 at Free Energy Device, Sydney, alongside renowned producer Richard Belkner.
Sam Hetherington’s depth of musical knowledge is embodied in her warm, expressive vocal tone and her strength as a performer and pianist. With a passion for all genres of music, her skill and versatility are thrilling. She interprets every song with her own unique flavour, using stirring vocal nuances to capture the true essence of the music and lyrics as she sings.
After completing her Bachelor of Music in 2008, Sam moved from Sydney to London (after some convincing from Andy!) and launched her music career. While there, she was mentored by one of the UK’s most highly regarded vocal coaches, Joshua Alamu (Little Mix, Fleur East, Joss Stone, Beverly Knight, The Voice UK, Pop Idol) and performed at numerous venues across the UK and Europe.
Sam & Andy were approached by Combined Services Entertainment (CSE) in 2010 and invited to entertain military personnel in Cyprus, Oman, Dubai, Jordan, Belize, Germany and Afghanistan. They soon became a favourite and travelled the globe boosting morale, providing outstanding, memorable shows – from performing in FOBs on the frontline in Afghanistan, to entertaining thousands alongside first-class international comedians in full production shows in Camp Bastion, Kandahar and Kabul. Sam became a ‘forces sweetheart’ as audiences fell in love with her captivating stage presence and vocal ability, while Andy quickly developed a rapport with the soldiers, who would invariably be on their feet, arms around each other, singing their hearts out.
In 2014, Sam & Andy were both presented with Operational Service Medals by Her Majesty’s Armed Forces for their time spent entertaining the troops in Afghanistan.
This exceptional pair is the perfect addition to your next event, whether it be at Telstra Stadium, the Sydney Opera House, or an intimate cocktail lounge or reception venue. From well-loved classics to modern hits, Sam & Andy endeavour to play all the favourites from the last century as well as staying up to date with modern rock and pop chart toppers.
Sam & Andy’s accomplished skills and shared experience allows them to easily adapt to any client’s expectations. They truly know how to play all audiences – resulting in a fun and unforgettable night for all involved!
Packages start from $1,200 + GST
Every Evoke Entertainment act has the following inclusions:
Our ALL-INCLUSIVE packages ensure every performance is delivered with exceptional service, quality, value and consist of the following:
- * Premium PA and Lighting packages suitable for up for 300 people
- * Dedicated sound engineer
- * Wireless microphones for speeches / presentations
- * Your choice and/or combination of Instrumental, Canape, Dinner and Dance sets
(max 4 x 45mins each)
- * All music taken care of from your events start to finish
- * Huge repertoire lists
- * Unlimited consultations
In the event of a wedding we offer personalised ceremony formality requests as well as bridal waltz, cake cutting, entrances and departures at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
If you require the services of a DJ as well as the band, our very own Evoke Entertainment DJs are able to dazzle your guests with an extensive repertoire to further impress and engage your audience. COST: From $400.00*
For the client who loves dancing and shaking to the infectious sounds of a live percussionist, this option is a must. Live percussion has become extremely popular especially during the festive seasons and really adds a sparkle to every occasion. COST: UPON REQUEST*
Silky jazz instrumentals to blistering funk-fused solo’s, this addition is a band favourite and a great alternative to either a guitarist or piano for smaller requirements or a killer addition to our regular 6 piece line up. COST: UPON REQUEST*
ADDITIONAL LIGHTING & PA PACKAGE:
For clients who really want to make a statement, talk to us today about our additional PA & lighting options. COST: UPON REQUEST*
*when booked in-conjunction with Sam & Andy.BOOK THIS BAND