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).
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