Sam Thompson

Based in Preston, Lancashire, Sam is a composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. In 2021 he released his debut EP ‘As Now the Light Retreats’ as well as scoring two pilots for the BBC, three episodes of Dark Worlds and writing additional music for the Netflix series The A-List.

Previously he has scored the feature documentary Mayor by award-winning director David Osit as well as the TV series Home Free and It Pays to Behave for Channel 4. He frequently collaborates with artist and composer Peter Gregson, composing additional music for projects such as PlayStation 4’s title Boundless and Ashely Avis’ feature film Adolescence. He has also composed music for Sky, Universal, Sony, EMI and BMG along with numerous short films.

As orchestrator and conductor Sam has worked on TV shows, films and video games such as Sex Education, Nightmare Alley, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Our Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Evelyn, How To Build A Girl, Spirit Untamed 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.

‘As Now the Light Retreats’ is available on all streaming platforms. He will be spending time in 2022 writing a follow up album.

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