New Zealand’s Dynamic Duo, Sammi Darrell and Emma Ritchie form ‘saem’, an acoustic jazz-pop scrumptious sound. Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Sam, and fresh jazz vocalist, Emma, combine their piano, guitar and vocal magic - for your listening pleasure!
Jazz - Pop Duo
Life-friends Sam Darrell and Emma Ritchie form the acoustic duo ‘saem’, a classic piano meets guitar combo. Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, they first found themselves enrolled in the same kindergarten and after 13 years of their separate school lives were reconnected at Ara Institute of Canterbury, at age 18.
Both artists study Music Arts at Ara. Sam is majoring in contemporary singing/ songwriting and Emma, jazz vocals. Their music and arrangements combine Jazz and Pop elements to represent both of their roots. Because of this, ‘saem’ gathers inspiration from a variety of genres including artists like: Esperanza Spalding, Ed Sheeran, Matt Corby, and Angus and Julia Stone.
‘saem’ is definitely an act to look out for! To listen to their fantastic acoustic sound, you can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.