Sam Okell Senior Engineer

Sam Okell

SENIOR
ENGINEER

Sam played drums, piano, guitar and percussion from an early age in bands and orchestras. He was always the technical one even then, playing with the P.A. or an 8-track recorder. He went to specialist music school Wells Cathedral School where he got immersed in all types of music, before taking the prestigious Tonmeister degree course at University of Surrey from 1998 to 2002.

Sam took a placement year at Abbey Road from 2000 to 2001 and made such a good impression that he was taken on full time after graduating in 2002.
Sam believes that 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, as well as 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 for his work as a recording engineer and mixer, and is equally in demand working on music and film projects. He has been involved in mixing and remastering projects for some of the biggest names in pop and rock including The Beatles, One Direction, Wings, 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 (Daniel Pemberton), The Hobbit, Maps To The Stars and Spotlight (Howard Shore), Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Zero Dark Thirty (Alexandre Desplat), Gravity, Fury and The Hunt (Steven Price).

Discography

2016

Better Love - end title to Tarzan - Hozier

Better Love - end title to Tarzan

Hozier
Nightingale - Charles Strouse

Nightingale

Charles Strouse
Now You See Me 2 - Brian Tyler

Now You See Me 2

Brian Tyler

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
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: A Hunter's Tale - Young Wok Cho

The Tiger: A Hunter's Tale

Young Wok Cho
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