Sammy Rae & The Friends
For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this collective of musicians, dreamers, and artists considers itself a family first.
Fronted by singer and songwriter Sammy Rae, the group flourishes in any spotlight with a combination of all-for-one and one-for-all camaraderie, palpable chemistry, deft virtuosity, and vocal fireworks. Their sound is a mélange of Sammy’s influences, rooted in classic rock, folk, and funk and sprinkled with soul and jazz. Complete with a rhythm section, horn section, keyboards, and two backup singers, Sammy Rae & The Friends have delivered their high-energy, spirited and unrestrained shows to sold-out audiences in the Northeast and beyond. After packing houses and racking up 20 million-plus streams, the band welcomed everyone into the family on the 2021 EP, Let’s Throw A Party.
While the band considers themselves the “8 faces of The Friends,” they advocate for the importance of their community. The Friends is their community of followers, artists and creatives who help in the creation of their songs and sustenance of the project. Shows are safe spaces to feel overwhelmed with love and acceptance. “Friends” in the audience are encouraged to dress how they like, dance how they like, join the party and form person-to-person Friendships. Sammy Rae & The Friends shows are like a house party, a church of rock and roll, and shot in the arm of affirmation of individuality.
In the end, it’s not a party without Friends.