Sam Thompson

Based at Air Studios in London and originally from Preston, Lancashire, Sam is a composer, arranger/orchestrator and conductor. He has scored the TV series Home Free and It Pays to Behave for Channel 4, as well as the feature documentary Mayor by award-winning director David Osit. Sam has also composed music for Sky, Sony, EMI and BMG along with numerous short films. He frequently collaborates with artist and composer Peter Gregson, composing additional music for projects such as Boundless (Playstation 4) and Ashely Avis’ feature film Adolescence.

As orchestrator and conductor Sam has worked with Oli Julian, Pat Jonsson, Ben Foster & Nick Foster, Tim Atack and Jim Fowler on shows, films and video games such as Sex Education, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Our Girl, Evelyn, How To Build A Girl, The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius and Us. Sam has also provided additional orchestrations for Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ scores for Wind River, Kings and Mars.

Alongside his work in film and TV, Sam has written and conducted arrangements for artists such as The xx, Betsy, Ellie Goulding, Biffy Clyro, Lady Leshurr, JW Ridley, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jenny Plant, Freddie Mercer, The Tomicks and The People The Poet, as well as conducting The Heritage Orchestra and Anna Calvi at the Burberry Fashion Show.

Sam is currently writing additional music for Netflix’s The A List and finishing his debut EP set for release in 2021.

Based at Air Studios in London, Sam is a composer, arranger/orchestrator and conductor. In 2019 he scored the TV series Home Free and It Pays to Behave for Channel 4, whilst more recently he has been scoring the feature documentary Mayor by award-winning director David Osit. Sam has also composed music for Sky, Sony, EMI and BMG along with numerous short films. He frequently collaborates with artist and composer Peter Gregson, composing additional music for projects such as Boundless (Playstation 4) and Ashely Avis’ feature film Adolescence.

Sam has worked extensively as orchestrator for BAFTA winning composers Ben Foster and Nick Foster on TV shows such as Thunderbirds Are Go!Our GirlHappy Valley, The A-List and The Good Karma Hospital. He has orchestrated and conducted scores for Oli Julian, Patrick Jonsson and Walter Mair including Netflix’s Sex Education, Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl and Orlando Von Einsiedel’s Evelyn. Sam has also provided additional orchestrations for Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ scores for Wind River, Kings and Mars.

Alongside his work in film and TV, Sam has written and conducted arrangements for artists such as The xx, Betsy, Ellie Goulding, Biffy Clyro, Lady Leshurr, JW Ridley, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Biffy Clyro, Jenny Plant, Freddie Mercer, The Tomicks and The People The Poet, as well as conducting The Heritage Orchestra and Anna Calvi at the Burberry Fashion Show.

Sam’s score for short film After We Have Left Our Homes won the Best Music award at the Toronto Sci Fi Feedback Film Festival. The soundtrack is available on all digital platforms.

Audio

Video Vidéo Under The Cedar Tree

Video Vidéo Glyn

Video Vidéo After We Have Left Our Homes

Video Vidéo Seeds of Love