"Sam Roberts" (born October 2, 1974) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, whose 2002 debut release, ''The Inhuman Condition'', became one of the bestselling independent releases in Quebec and Canadian music history.
Born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec to South African parents, he attended Loyola High School and McGill University. Roberts formed the band that was eventually known as ''William'' in 1993. The band's name was changed to ''Northstar'' in 1996. Although the band gained some notice in independent rock circles, they couldn't break through to a national audience, and broke up in the late 1990s. Roberts' bandmate George Donoso went on to significant success in indie rock circles with The Dears, but Roberts struggled for several years afterward.
After disbanding Northstar in 1998, Roberts promptly recorded the full-length and now very collectible independent debut ''Brother Down'' at home. In 2001, Roberts recorded and released a six-song EP, ''The Inhuman Condition'', on MapleMusic Recordings. The EP sold slowly at first, but by the summer of 2002 his first single "Brother Down" had become one of the biggest Canadian hits of the year, and the follow up single "Don't Wal...
|years active|| 2000 - present|
|origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|music genre||Rock music|