Carol Lee Sampson
Music to help make a difference
HELPING TO CHANGE ATMOSPHERES!
For the last three decades, Carol has been performing & writing songs of life and worship, endeavouring to capture the delicate, sometimes raw emotions we experience, but also to bring a message of hope through her story & worship songs.
Changing the atmosphere through music & song is something she is passionate about, and having travelled extensively around dementia homes & Day Care centres in recent years, she has witnessed first hand the power of music!
"DO WHAT YOU CAN,
WITH WHAT YOU HAVE,
WHERE YOU ARE!'
"She's an absolute force of positivity
on the local music scene"
With tracks regularly played
on her local BBC station,
Carol has had the privilege
of being BBC H&W Introducing's
'Artist of the Week'
on several occasions.
Developing her craft since the mid 90's, Carol has had many of her spiritual songs published by Integrity Music USA.
"This is a project I collaborated on recently. It’s not an easy watch, but is highlighting a very real problem that goes on behind closed doors in some relationships, where one partner is abusive! I have a couple of friends who had experienced many years of this treatment, yet one day, they found the strength to escape! Their courage & bravery is so inspiring, & they are now building new lives, with help, love & support from friends, & family. There is always hope for a brighter tomorrow!" X
Back in 2012 she was approached by the acclaimed guitarist Gordon Giltrap, to collaborate & provide lead vocals on his album 'Peace will Fall'.
A SNIPPET OF HER STORY.....
Originating from Jersey, Channel Islands, music is in her blood! She followed in her professional father's musical footsteps, writing her first song at 9 years old on his piano. Arriving in the UK in the early 80's, she gained years of experience of live gigging around the midlands, and endless hours in the studio, providing backing vocals for numerous recording projects, radio jingles and adverts
1990 saw a big & exciting change! Her new found Christian faith resulted in a move to West Sussex, (with her then husband Colin Owen) where they became part of the music ministry at Kingdom Faith Bible College, in Horsham, England. It was during this time that she wrote many songs for corporate church worship, recorded numerous CD's, and travelled around the UK, leading worship for large conferences. She's also ministered in the Czech Republic, Belgium, America, Norway, Spain, Gibralta and Burundi.
It was in the spring of '95 that she & Colin were approached by 'Kingsway Music', (now Integrity) which led to a music publishing deal and worship album called 'You Alone Are God, (under her former name Carol Owen).
She gave birth to her son in 2002, and during that time began to write her songs of 'life', reflecting on her changing circumstances & the journey so far!
Currently Carol is part of the music team at Eden Centre, in Malvern, Worcester, where she has been attending for the last ten years.
'DON'T LET YESTERDAY'S FAILINGS STOP YOU TODAY!'
Since childhood, she's had a strong faith in God. She knows what it's like to have experienced great loss; both her parents died at a young age, & later on in life, she's known failure & disappointment.
But her desire through the music, is to communicate to, and encourage people, in the truth that God is the Restorer of broken lives! She believes that there is a plan and purpose for every one, despite who they are, how old, or what they may have been through!
'There's always hope for the future, always a second chance
Don't you let yesterday's failings stop you today
There is a purpose for your life, even though you may not see right now
That there is a purpose to hold on to your dream!'
DARE TO DREAM (1997)
* re-released on THE GIFT album Good Friday 2021 *
MUSIC TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
(Past fundraising projects)
Cancer Research UK & St. Richard's Hospice
are both charities which Carol has loved to support
through the sales of her Christmas albums & EP's