Sam started playing drums at the age of 11, on a borrowed kit in France. He taught himself over the following years through hours of practicing, and playing in a variety of bands. After graduating in Film Studies at the University of Sussex, he joined The Maccabees at the start of the band's second album writing process. Having co-written and recorded the album, they finished extensive touring in February 2010 and are now working on their third studio album.
Sam also plays in London-based 2-piece, Phantom, who's debut release is out early 2010.
Sam says, "My favourite cymbal has to be the K custom hybrid ride. It has such a wide range of tones and a beautiful responsive bell."