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Sam Okell Senior Engineer

Sam Okell

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

2018

Dolphins - Steven Price

Dolphins

Steven Price

2017

A Fantastic Woman - Nani García / Matthew Herbert

A Fantastic Woman

Nani García / Matthew Herbert
All the Money in the World - Daniel Pemberton

All the Money in the World

Daniel Pemberton
American Assassin - Steven Price

American Assassin

Steven Price
Disobedience - Matthew Herbert

Disobedience

Matthew Herbert
Falling - Graham Coxon

Falling

Graham Coxon
Guilty - Tommy Ashby

Guilty

Tommy Ashby
Kick: 30th Anniversary Edition - INXS

Kick: 30th Anniversary Edition

INXS
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Daniel Pemberton

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Daniel Pemberton
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House - Daniel Pemberton

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Daniel Pemberton
Molly's Game - Daniel Pemberton

Molly's Game

Daniel Pemberton
Passing Through - Tommy Ashby

Passing Through

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

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary

The Beatles
The End of the F***ing World - Graham Coxon

The End of the F***ing World

Graham Coxon
The Story in Concert - War Horse

The Story in Concert

War Horse

2016

Better Love - end title to Tarzan - Hozier

Better Love - end title to Tarzan

Hozier
Born in China - Barnaby Taylor

Born in China

Barnaby Taylor
Gold - Daniel Pemberton

Gold

Daniel Pemberton
Nightingale - Charles Strouse

Nightingale

Charles Strouse
Now You See Me 2 - Brian Tyler

Now You See Me 2

Brian Tyler
Ramones - 40th Anniversary - Ramones

Ramones - 40th Anniversary

Ramones
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - Ron Howard

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

Ron Howard
The Wasted Times - Sida Guo	/ Shigeru Umebayashi

The Wasted Times

Sida Guo / Shigeru Umebayashi

2015

+1 DVD Remix - The Beatles

+1 DVD Remix

The Beatles
1 - The Beatles

1

The Beatles
Disney 60th Anniversary Celebrations - Don Harper/John Debney

Disney 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Don Harper/John Debney
Halo 5 - Kazuma Jinnouchi

Halo 5

Kazuma Jinnouchi
Kung Fu Panda 3 - Lorne Balfe

Kung Fu Panda 3

Lorne Balfe
La Pelicula - Indio Solari

La Pelicula

Indio Solari
Live Video Recording - 'Love Me Lie You Do', 'Army' , 'On My Mind', 'Something in the Way You Move' - Ellie Goulding

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

Mrs Henderson Presents

George Fenton
O2 Rugby World Cup Theme - Theo Vidgen

O2 Rugby World Cup Theme

Theo Vidgen
Pete's Dragon - Howard Shore

Pete's Dragon

Howard Shore
Spotlight - Howard Shore

Spotlight

Howard Shore
Steve Jobs - Daniel Pemberton

Steve Jobs

Daniel Pemberton
Steve Jobs - Daniel Pemberton

Steve Jobs

Daniel Pemberton
The Age Of Entitlement - The Basics

The Age Of Entitlement

The Basics
The Hunt, BBC natural history series - Steven Price

The Hunt, BBC natural history series

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

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Daniel Pemberton
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale - Yeong-wook Jo

The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale

Yeong-wook Jo
Turn Off the Light - /rif

Turn Off the Light

/rif
Weihnachten - Helene Fischer

Weihnachten

Helene Fischer

2014

A Hard Days Night - The Beatles

A Hard Days Night

The Beatles
Fury - Steven Price

Fury

Steven Price
Maps To The Stars - Howard Shore

Maps To The Stars

Howard Shore
Noble - Ben Foster & Giles Martin

Noble

Ben Foster & Giles Martin
Rosewater (OST) - Howard Shore

Rosewater (OST)

Howard Shore
The Musical Legacy - Badfinger Timeless

The Musical Legacy

Badfinger Timeless
The Theory of Everything (OST) - Johnann Johannsson

The Theory of Everything (OST)

Johnann Johannsson
The US Albums - The Beatles

The US Albums

The Beatles

2013

God of War Ascension (OST) - Tyler Bates

God of War Ascension (OST)

Tyler Bates
Gravity - Steven Price

Gravity

Steven Price
Jimmy P.  - Howard Shore

Jimmy P.

Howard Shore
New - Paul McCartney

New

Paul McCartney
One Direction: This Is Us. - One Direction

One Direction: This Is Us.

One Direction

2012

In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull - The Cribs

In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull

The Cribs
Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles

Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Howard Shore

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Howard Shore
Zero Dark Thirty - Alexandre Desplat

Zero Dark Thirty

Alexandre Desplat

2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - Alexandre Desplat

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Alexandre Desplat

2009

Live From Abbey Road - Ryan Adams, Alt-J, Jake Bugg, Counting Crows, First Aid Kit, Foals, Friendly Fires, Laura Marling, PJ Harvey

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

Stereo Album Remasters

The Beatles

2007

Help! - The Beatles

Help!

The Beatles