Samm Henshaw

Iniabasi Samuel Henshaw, professionally known as Samm Henshaw (born 22 February 1994), is an English singer,[3] songwriter, and record producer, signed to Columbia Records.[4] Henshaw has garnered mainstream radio support from BBC Radio 1[5] and was handpicked by James Bay, Chance the Rapper, and Allen Stone for tour support.[6]

Samm Henshaw
Background information
Birth nameIniabasi Samuel Henshaw[1]
Also known asSamm Henshaw
Born (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 26)
London, England
LabelsColumbia Records
Henshaw on the sets of his music video – The World Is Mine.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Henshaw was born in London, England and was raised by Nigerian parents in South London. Henshaw grew up with music but not in the conventional sense. Nobody in his household played an instrument but there was always sound running through the house, which highly influenced his musical nature. Samm essentially found his love for music and learned to play instruments in his church pastored by his father, where he developed his abilities further. Henshaw spent his secondary years at Cleeve Park School, then went on to study a popular music performance[7] degree at Southampton Solent.


2014–2015: Debut EPEdit

Early 2015, during his final year at university Henshaw signed his first publishing deal with BMG. Later in the year he went on to sign his record deal with Columbia Records. Henshaw began work on his debut EP The Sound Experiment which was released in 2015, beside's Henshaw the Extended Play featured production and songwriting input from Wayne Hector and Fred Cox amongst others.

2014–present: The Sound Experiment 2Edit

Henshaw proceeded to follow up from his debut release with his second EP, The Sound Experiment 2 released on Columbia Records in the summer of 2016. Henshaw released music videos for Our Love and Night Calls, promotional singles from The Sound Experiment 2.


Henshaw with The Sound Experiment band, London, 22 June 2015

Alongside gospel artists Helen Baylor, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton and Alvin Slaughter, Henshaw is said to have spent his childhood devouring mainstream pop music, from Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Usher and N*Sync. Henshaw pinpoints his biggest vocal inspirations as D’Angelo, Paolo Nutini, Lauryn Hill as well finding songwriting inspiration in Grammy award winner Frank Ocean.[8]




Extended playsEdit

Title Details
The Sound Experiment
The Sound Experiment 2
  • Released: 15 July 2016
  • Label: Columbia Records
  • Format: Digital download

Guest appearancesEdit

Source: Tidal.[9]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album Credits
"Don't Worry" 2016 Tom Prior The Sunday Scene Background vocals
"Good Morning" 2017 Wretch 32 FR32 Featured artist, songwriter
"Unfinished Sympathy" Pete Tong, Heritage Orchestra, Jules Buckley Ibiza Classics Featured artist, vocals
"Rest" 2019 Half Alive Now, Not Yet Featured artist, songwriter
"Rise" N/A Godfather of Harlem soundtrack Featured artist, songwriter


  1. ^ "Iniabasi Henshaw Bushstock Festival". Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Samm Henshaw Shares Music Video for New Single". broadway world. n.d.
  3. ^ "Introducing... Samm Henshaw". Clash.
  4. ^ "Introducing Samm Henshaw".
  5. ^ "Samm Henshaw's latest track Better".
  6. ^ "Samm Henshaw Dates".
  7. ^ "Samm Henshaw Biography".
  8. ^ "Iniabasi Henshaw Bushstock Festival". Archived from the original on 21 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Credits / Samm Henshaw". Tidal. Retrieved 10 August 2019.

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