Instrumental Forester Winner
Klass has spent the last few years developing a unique and innovative live performance of electric/organic live looping using guitar, voice, and beatboxing with analog and digital effects, in original songs. Recently, his act has taken him across the continent, from a sold-out Opera House spotlight set for the New Deal's final hometown show, to renegade campground stages at Bonnaroo and Electric Forest, to Canada Day on the main stage of a downtown Victoria festival, a TED talk/demo, and well over 50 shows in 2012 - all stemming from a single epic street performance at Nuit Blanche in Toronto that spontaneously drew a crowd of hundreds. Through trials and tribulations, he is now emerging at the forefront of next-level live looping; bringing technologies, instrumental prowess and well crafted compositions together to create unprecidented original music. Sam is showing the world what one person can really do with a loop station and an imagination.
Using the momentum of his well attended release party, hit performances at Canadian festivals and regional venues, along with a long list of world class acts he has shared the bill with (including Kaki King, Gramatik, The New Deal, Marco Benevento, Charlie Hunter, Zach Deputy, Robert Babicz, Daniel Wesley, Killah Priest, Maylee Todd, Deep Dark Woods, Rebel Emergency etc.) Sam is travelling the lands and breaking into new territory. As well, expect a new live-off-the-floor record/video release, and an album in 2013 (aptly titled "Tightrope", as his performance style has been described as "musical tightrope walking").