Sam began his professional life as a singer touring the South and the New England states singing Gospel Music from 1968-1974. Things took a turn for the best when Sam began singing in Night Clubs in the Tampa Bay area. His popularity created “Standing Room Only” events at well known establishments like the Don Caesar Hotel and Holiday Inn in St. Petersburg Beach, Spoto in Madeira Beach and Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, just to name a few. He was enjoying himself. He was blessed.
In 1985, Sam relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his longtime dream of signing a recording contract with a major label. He immediately began singing at Marla Gibbs (Star of sitcoms The Jeffersons and 227) Supper Club. So impressed by what she saw she called Sam “The Total Package,” punctuality, stage presence, attitude, usage of the audience, and most of all great singing, she nicknamed him “MR. ENTERTAINMENT.”
This opportunity led to many engagements in great locations in Las Vegas, Anaheim and Hollywood, including the Sunset Strip. Sam also performed in the Bahamas, Jamaica, Virgin Islands, Philippines, Japan and Thailand. Success for him was measured in the smiles and applause received while performing. In 1996 he performed in the Chicagoland area and it was love at first sight. Since moving here, he has performed steadily at The Point in Bloomingdale, Club Elite Franklin Park, Borgatta’s Fox Lake, Port Barrington’s Fox River Groves, Milwaukee County, Standard Club Chicago, Burbank Rose in Burbank IL, and many, many more.
Sam has but one rule: “Give 110%, if the crowd is few as two, or as many as two thousand, for you are only as good as your last performance.”