About Samantha Newark
Singer / Songwriter Samantha Newark and producer Dave Polich have joined forces on a long-distance recording project from Music City to Los Angeles that looks to become one of the most compelling Snyth/Pop/Electronica records in recent memory. Samantha's original music is inspired by the glittery aesthetic of Goldfrapp, the deep melodies of Portishead, and the songwriting ethos of Imogen Heap, her album is serving as the fuel for pulsing heartbeats in clubs and home stereos across the world. With Samantha's top notch writing prowess and vocal skills and Polich's steller production skills it was the perfect fit; his vast experience in sound design includes work with artists like Michael Jackson, David Foster and Freddie Ravel.
Samantha Newark has had a similarly prolific career. This sexy and delicious new dance-pop/electronica record draws from all of her diverse professional and artistic experiences.
As a teenager, Sam became one of the most sought-after voice-over talents in mainstream television. Her work as the voice of JEM in popular cartoons like Jem and the Holograms and The Transformers thrust her into a type of international fame that produced a cult following that persists to this day. She played the voice of Peter Pan's mother in the Steven Spielberg film Hook. Presently, Sam maintains a rapport with fans of Jem and the Holograms by appearing and performing at pop-culture festivals all over the world.Listeners may recognize her voice from songs on top shows like Gossip Girl, Smallville, 10 Things I Hate About You, America's Next Top Model, The Ellen Show, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, The Bad Girls Club, Hollywood Heights, Vampire Diaries, Laguna Beach, My Super Sweet Sixteen, and Punked. Her unique singing performances can also be heard in blockbuster video games such as Twisted Metal: Black, God of War, Everything or Nothing, and Wild Arms 3. In addition, she served as a backup vocalist for Leonard Cohen and released a self-titled debut solo record in 2008 that was licensed by MTV.