Sam Okell

Senior Engineer

From an early age Sam played drums, piano, guitar and percussion in bands and orchestras and was always the technical even then, meddling with the PA or an eight track recorder. He went to Wells Cathedral School where he got immersed in all types of music, before taking the prestigious Tonmeister degree course at the University of Surrey. While there, he took a placement year at Abbey Road and made such a good impression that he was taken on full-time after graduating in 2002.

Sam believes the best thing about being an engineer at Abbey Road is being able to work in some of the greatest recording rooms in the world with some of the most talented musicians, utilising an awesome collection of classic and custom-made vintage gear. "This is the stuff that only a few engineers get their hands on, the variety and range of projects is really special, from film scores and orchestras, to bands and remixing some of the classic albums of all time!"

Sam has won multiple Grammys and an Emmy for his work as a recording engineer and mixer, and is in demand for both music and film projects. He's been involved in mixing and remastering projects for The Beatles, Graham Coxon, One Direction, James Bay, PJ Harvey and Laura Marling as well as mixing and recording for huge Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur, All The Money In The World (Daniel Pemberton),The Hobbit, Maps To The Stars and Spotlight (Howard Shore), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Zero Dark Thirty (Alexandre Desplat), Gravity, Fury, The Hunt and American Assassin (Steven Price).


Highlights

The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Remix

Daniel Pemberton - King Arthur: Legend of The Sword

Howard Shore - The Hobbit

Howard Shore - Spotlight

The Basics - The Age Of Entitlement

Live from Abbey Road

The Beatles - Stereo Remasters

Paul McCartney - Remastering projects (Band On The Run, Venus & Mars, Flowers in The Dirt)

Steven Price - Gravity

Daniel Pemberton - The Man From U.N.C.L.E

Alexander Desplat - Zero Dark Thirty

Discography

Dolphins - Steven Price
A Fantastic Woman - Nani García / Matthew Herbert
All the Money in the World - Daniel Pemberton
American Assassin - Steven Price
Disobedience - Matthew Herbert
Falling - Graham Coxon
Guilty - Tommy Ashby
Kick: 30th Anniversary Edition - INXS
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Daniel Pemberton
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House - Daniel Pemberton
Molly's Game - Daniel Pemberton
Passing Through - Tommy Ashby
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary - The Beatles
The End of the F***ing World - Graham Coxon
The Story in Concert - War Horse
Better Love - end title to Tarzan - Hozier
Born in China - Barnaby Taylor
Gold - Daniel Pemberton
Nightingale - Charles Strouse
Now You See Me 2 - Brian Tyler
Ramones - 40th Anniversary - Ramones
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - Ron Howard
The Wasted Times - Sida Guo	/ Shigeru Umebayashi
+1 DVD Remix - The Beatles
1 - The Beatles
Disney 60th Anniversary Celebrations - Don Harper/John Debney
Halo 5 - Kazuma Jinnouchi
Kung Fu Panda 3 - Lorne Balfe
La Pelicula - Indio Solari
Live Video Recording - 'Love Me Lie You Do', 'Army' , 'On My Mind', 'Something in the Way You Move' - Ellie Goulding
Mrs Henderson Presents - George Fenton
O2 Rugby World Cup Theme - Theo Vidgen
Pete's Dragon - Howard Shore
Spotlight - Howard Shore
Steve Jobs - Daniel Pemberton
Steve Jobs - Daniel Pemberton
The Age Of Entitlement - The Basics
The Hunt, BBC natural history series - Steven Price
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  - Daniel Pemberton
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale - Yeong-wook Jo
Turn Off the Light - /rif
Weihnachten - Helene Fischer
A Hard Days Night - The Beatles
Fury - Steven Price
Maps To The Stars - Howard Shore
Noble - Ben Foster & Giles Martin
Rosewater (OST) - Howard Shore
The Musical Legacy - Badfinger Timeless
The Theory of Everything (OST) - Johnann Johannsson
The US Albums - The Beatles
God of War Ascension (OST) - Tyler Bates
Gravity - Steven Price
Jimmy P.  - Howard Shore
New - Paul McCartney
One Direction: This Is Us. - One Direction
In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull - The Cribs
Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Howard Shore
Zero Dark Thirty - Alexandre Desplat
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - Alexandre Desplat
Live From Abbey Road - Ryan Adams, Alt-J, Jake Bugg, Counting Crows, First Aid Kit, Foals, Friendly Fires, Laura Marling, PJ Harvey
Stereo Album Remasters - The Beatles
Help! - The Beatles