Published Tuesday, 8th February 2022
By James Cowen
BRIT AWARDS: North Shields Sam Fender Says He Will Turn Award Into Local Pub Pump
North East lad Sam Fender has vowed to turn his BRIT Award into a beer pump at his local North Shields pub.
Fender, 27, has been singing in local pubs and clubs since he was a teen, and his profile sky rocketed after he was signed to Polydor Records.
Will We Talk, Hypersonic Missiles and Seventeen Going Under have all made the Top 5 on the Official UK Charts and his popularity is continuing to grow.
Sam has even supported legendary Bob Dylan at 'Ally Pally' in London and at home at Utilita Arena in Newcastle.
At his local Low Lights Tavern, in North Shields, Sam previously gave his 'Critic Choice Award' in 2019 to the pub. This year, if he wins 'Album Of The Year' at the BRITS, he is set to add another award to the pub's beer stand.
Credit: John Millard
Sam played his first big hometown show at Mouth Of The Tyne Festival a few years ago.
We are wishing Sam all the best at the BRIT Awards tonight!
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