New Imprint - life stories and documentaries in a multi-media book - part of the ‘My Life On A Stick’ series.


Books coming soon in this unique format

'Ria John Bob Walking To A Different Beat'
An eye-opening story and a rare a rare insight into the real workings of the music-biz. Ria with 25 years in music was joined by John & Bob for 14 of those years during which time they were signed to major labels and produced several great albums. “Their talent and persistence is immense and inspirational”. Also, they are the band who wrote Sam Smith's first album 'Sam Smith Diva Boy' which includes the single 'All This Madness'... “I love Sam Smith Diva Boy I have grown up with it and I have grown as a person with it” Sam 2009
'Sum Of All Totals’ underscores a video snapshot of Ria, John, Bob's significant and moving journey through the music business - [click here]
'The Book Of Sam'
Sam’s almost daily exchanges with his first label (V&M) 2007-2010 where his dreams were nurtured and his talents and skills uncovered and developed. The book provides an insight into their relationship and leaves no doubt that Sam was destined to become a star. By Sam and about Sam, this book is part of a creative portfolio produced by V&M which includes the Documentary ‘Sam Smith Diva Boy’ underscored by the Album, A TV Chat Show and Books all of which provide a footprint of his journey to global pop stardom and an exclusive cultural legacy of Sam. "Smith has the background to succeed and seems to have been groomed for pop stardom” Tim Jonze Guardian 2014
'All This Madness' performed by Sam Smith, written by Ria John Bob - [click here]

"I have a big ambition.  My dream is to be a legend like  Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross” Sam 2007


'A Picture Of Sam 2007-2010'- a tapestry of Sam - words by Sam, doodles by Sam, pictures of Sam.
Sam is a perfect example of determination and positivity and he was always going to be a star! Having achieved his first chart position he said:-
“I WILL BE A WELL KNOWN SINGER, and I will fight for it until I am blue in the face! I will fight until the day I die. I will help people through my music, I will do extraordinary things, I will travel and tour all around the world. I will grow a big fan base, I will perform wherever the hell I want to perform. Nothing will stop me. Nothing. School, and the tough times of school, have made me want this dream even more. I will achieve it. And seeing Chart Positions like this, make me feel that I'm worth while, and that I am on this earth for something. I know of adults that forget their dreams and they settle for second or third best. Not me”. Sam Oct 2008
"Chart Positions like this" … Sam had his first chart successes with V&M starting October 2008
“I am in absolute love with my record company” Sam October 2008
“I'm planning on sticking with you guys until i die. Hahaha xxx if you want to drop me, that’s fine!!!! (I hope not) Sam xx” 2010