Sam Champion

QRO's spotlight swings back around to gone old favorites, the Big Apple's alt-rocking Sam Champion. ...
Sam Champion

QRO’s spotlight swings back around to gone old favorites, the Big Apple’s alt-rocking Sam Champion.


Sam Champion’s December 5th, 2009 date at Union Hall in Brooklyn, their first show in over a year, was their last ever.  In fact, Noah Chermin had stated that they “broke up over a year ago”, and that he’s “done with the music business”.  He semi-returned to music with Noah Champion Band, who debuted at Rock Shop in Brooklyn on May 26th, 2011.

Name: Sam Champion

Associated act(s): Maricopa, Noah Champion Band, Sean Bones

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Members: Noah Chernin, Jack Dolgen, Sean Sullivan, Ryan Thornton

Albums: Slow Rewind (2005), Heavenly Bender (2008)

Has toured with: Apollo Sunshine, Cold War Kids, The Comas, Dean & Britta, Drug Rug, The Hold Steady, The Jealous Girlfriends, Nada Surf, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Ra Ra Riot, Salt & Samovar, Spinto Band, Matt Trowbridge, XYZ Affair

Sam ChampionRelated Articles:

Photo gallery from South Street Seaport in New York, NY on June 29th, 2007

Live review at Luna Lounge in Brooklyn, NY on August 21st, 2007

Photo gallery from Luna Lounge

Interview with Noah Chernin

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on September 15th, 2007

Review as part of CMJ Day Three at Sessions at White Rabbit in New York, NY on October 18th, 2007

Photo gallery from White Rabbit

Live review at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on February 15th, 2008

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom

Live review at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY on May 20th, 2008

Photo gallery from Union Pool

Live review at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, NY on June 26th, 2008

Photo gallery from Prospect Park Bandshell

Review of Heavenly Bender

Review as part of CMJ Day Two at Piano’s in New York, NY on October 22nd, 2008

Photo gallery from Piano’s

Photo gallery of Sean Bones (including Sean Sullivan & Ryan Thornton) at Piano’s on May 6th, 2009

Review of Sean Bones’ Rings

Review of Sean Bones as part of CMJ 2009 Day Two at PureVolume House in New York, NY on October 21st, 2009

Photo gallery from PureVolume House

Photo gallery of Noah Champion Band from debut at Rock Shop in Brooklyn, NY on May 26th, 2011

Tour dates:

none upcoming – ever


MP3 Stream: “Direct”

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MP3 Stream: “Sugar In My Spoon” (Sean Bones)

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Sam Champion playing “Jealousy” live @ Bowery Ballroom, NY:


Sam Champion covering Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” live @ Bowery Ballroom, NY:

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