International music festival White Nights of St.Petersburg 

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Sam Leigh-Brown was born in Manchester, England , daughter of big band singer Diana Leigh and jazz saxophonist Norman Brown. She left England at 18, carrying only  a guitar and a back-pack, to travel Europe. She studied jazz vocals in Holland and was very successful as singer/session singer/lyricist and songwriter throughout Europe, also landing a top 20 Hit in Germany with her Northern Soul band "The Frank Popp Ensemble" . The song "Hip-Teens Don´t Wear Blue Jeans" had extensive airplay throughout Europe, and was followed by months of touring in Italy, Switzerland, France, Czeck Republic, Ukraine and Russia. Other Frank Popp Ensemble songs also enjoyed publicity in the UK; Love is on our Side was used for the Fifa world cup trailer 2006 and was also in the Video game and was used by Manchester United for their team Trailer. This song was also licensed for the trailer to the 2012 US Film "Playing for Keeps" (starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta Jones and more.) Sam got married and had a baby in 2005 and withdrew from the music business, resuming her vocal activities again in 2012 to take part in the TV show The Voice of Germany, and to perform with her jazz quartett and her Bossa-jazz Duo. She is currently resident in Berlin,Germany and Manchester, UK

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