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Sammy Hakim

Berklee School of Music
Student
With radio singles that have charted internationally and multiple nominations as both
Breakout artist and Breakout Top 40 artist, Sammy Hakim is a star on the rapid rise! Her
riveting live performances are just a small part of her talent equation. In this era of
mostly studio manufactured music, Sammy is a triple threat - a singer, a songwriter and a
multi-instrumentalist. She learned to play guitar and piano at a young age, and she also
plays violin, ukulele and other instruments.
Taking inspiration from the life experience of herself and her peers, Sammy began
composing and arranging songs when she was just thirteen. Her musical influences are
an eclectic mix and include: Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, who gave her his guitar
pick at his concert when she was 6 years old, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Reba
McIntyre, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, the Jonas brothers, the Ramones, and Johnny Cash.
Sammy’s soulful voice also pays allegiance to Nick Jonas, Avril Lavigne and Carrie
Underwood. Sammy, referencing one of her musical mentors, states; “I love how Elvis
Costello writes how he feels whether it’s pop, country, or rock. Since writing and
performing music is one of her deepest passions in life, I also like to experiment with
different genres based on what will best express the feeling I want to convey.”

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 26
 

2:20pm