Our Story:

To find a new band with a truly unique vibration is a rarity in today’s industry. Whilst many long for a return to that freedom loving age that Marley, Hendrix and Lennon inspired, others pave a new path altogether for love and togetherness. Whether you intend to or not, Bristol based band ‘Verdisa’ take you on a melodic journey through time, reconnecting us to our spiritual roots that that keep us intertwined with our planet. Tuned to 432 Hz as opposed to the standard 440 hz, the smooth mix of Jazz, Blues, Folk and Reggae allows those lucky enough to encounter Verdisa to connect to a higher frequency, mathematically consistent with the universe around us.

‘Verdisa’ (previously known as the Sam Evans Band) have been working tirelessly in and around Bristol for over 6 years, and 2017 was the bands most successful year yet, making waves in the live music scene with their electrifying shows. Their ability to fill a room (or a field) with people dancing to their hearts intent without a care in the world never ceases to amaze. Frequently securing headline gigs at Bristol biggest and best venues including 02 academy, The Fleece and Mr Wolfs; Verdisa’s popularity has taken a surge in the last year, having airtime on BBC Radio 2 and playing Glastonbury Festival. Verdisa have recently supported World Renown, Hawaii based Reggae star Mike Love as part of his summer U.K Tour and hope to support other conscious musicians around the globe such as Xavier Rudd, Nahko & Medicine for the People and Trevor Hall.

Verdisa provide a live experience that will captivate your very soul. With an eclectic blend of rock, funk, reggae, blues and beyond, you will be taken on a musical journey from the highest mountains, to the deepest oceans, to the core of your inner being and the edge of the universe itself. This band is all about living in the moment and playing on the edge, songs can change at the drop of a hat and you can suddenly find yourself whisked away with a rush of musical spontaneity; anything can happen. Bring your dancing shoes!

The band comes in various shapes and sizes allowing them to cater for any mood and environment; from intimate acoustic sessions to electric festival performances Verdisa  can adapt to any situation and give their all. At full strength the band consists of six musicians, with backing vocals, saxophones, guitars, percussion drums and anything else they can get their hands on. Currently Bristol based, front man Sam Evans is connecting a community of like-minded people and encouraging them to share their talents. From musicians and poets, to free-runners and videographers and everything in-between, all are welcome and all have a part to play in Sam’s vision for an equal and sustainable future. This network of like-minded people comes together at Free Harmony Festival, an independent music and wellbeing festival organised by Sam and contributed to by all those he has reached out to. This community comes together at every Verdisa gig so be sure to get along to one.



“We rarely come across a band that impress us and make us feel more happy to be alive” – Mike Love

“A great combination of voices” – Claire Balding (BBC Radio 2)

“These lads were amazing! Full of energy and talent” – Fiona Barton (The High Tide Club)

“Catchy and optimistic” – Richard Pitt (BBC Introducing)

“The perfect blend of blues, jazz, funk and soul!” – Graham Maclean (Ents24)




For all booking enquiries, contact Jake:


For general enquiries or just to say hi, please contact Sam:




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