Following the release of their critically acclaimed album “Death Wish Blues,” Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton are pleased to announce the release of their new single “Lover On The Side.”

The single and music video were released ahead of the duo’s “Death Wish Blues” October 2023 UK tour. The highly anticipated UK tour teams two wild talents together onstage, an uncommon and fiery pairing of two bandleader guitar heroes trading lead vocal and guitar duties. The UK tour kicks off at The Fire Station in Sunderland on October 19th and finishes on October 30th with a sold-out show at London’s legendary 100 Club. Tickets for all concerts are available from AltTickets, Gigantic, Ticketmaster,,  and  

Special guests are Canadian roots rockers, The Commoners. Music fans will be familiar with their singles “Fill My Cup,” “Find a Better Way,” and “Too Much” that received airplay on Planet Rock. 


Samantha and Jesse will be doing an HMV in-store signing event that will take place in Birmingham on Saturday, October 28th.

My colleague Lorraine Foley reviewed the album on release (link below), and she said of this song,

“Trading vocals, Jesse and Samantha have a lot of fun with this one. I could see this one going down a storm live, as its very much a performance song. It’s full of energy and great guitar work. It’s a sexy song!”

Samantha believes her musical future is an open road. “I’m never going to be a traditional blues artist, because that’s not who I am,” she says. “But it’s all the blues for me. When Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf came out, what they were doing didn’t sound like anything that had been done in blues before. You’ve got to keep that kind of fire and spirit. I’m never going to do Muddy Waters better than Muddy Waters, so I try to be who I am, and in doing that, I find my best voice.” 

My own comment on this song is that it is smooth, rocking blues, with some tongue-in-cheek humour in the lyrics. I loved the back-and-forth lyric trading and those punchy guitar breaks around the 1.50 minute mark. You can stream the track here, and I have put CD information in a link too, so you can get the physical album! I’m off to have a listen to it, as I haven’t heard the full album yet.

Catch the tour, guys (I’m heading to the Sunderland gig!).  

By Stevie Ritson

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