Farah - singer for the151s

Sam is a natural.
He is a phenomenally talented drummer, able to pick things up really quickly.
He works well with band members and really completes the sound.
He lives and breathes his drums and it really shows in the finished product - live or recorded.
I have recorded jazz, rock and pop tracks with him and was thrilled with the finished tracks.
Look forward to working with you again soon Sam.


Hannah Paris - Top 10 iTunes Country Artist

Sam’s a real pleasure to work with. He learns all my song quickly and delivers a great performance every time. Sam is a total pro and anyone who is lucky enough to work with him will feel reassured that he is in control, firmly, in the driving seat.

Lewis White - bassist

Over the years I have worked with Sam in several different musical situations and each time has been a joy.
Sam will effortlessly adapt to any given musical situation from the hardest riff soaked rock to the most delicate up-tempo jazz.
Sam also possesses an arsenal of hand percussion and cajon skills that are the perfect addition to your project.
One of the pleasures of working with Sam is his display of deep understanding of not only his own instrument, but the instruments around him and how an ensemble works.
It's hugely refreshing to work with a drummer that can communicate musical ideas on the fly and Sam is able to improvise ideas with ease.
Great reader, Great guy and a true musician.

Henry Green - Session Bass Player 

Sam is a solid, reliable drummer, with flair and an eye for detail. Experienced and driven, Sam can turn his hand to any genre, making life a lot easier for us low enders!

Sam is also approachable, fun and remains calm under pressure, proving both an asset within the studio and in a live situation.

Tim Hand - singer

Have performed with Sam many times, he is an excellent drummer.
Often he's come in to play with no practice and he always spot on, improvising his own beats a lot of the time.
Sam is very professional and a pleasure to work with.

Leonardo Ehgartner - drummer

Great Musician and great personality! Solid groove and style.

A pleasure to have worked with and sharing stage!

You have a lot of music to give and talent!

All the best my good friend in this beautiful career!

Matt Smith - guitarist

Not only a 5* musician but he's also a 5* fella. Its been great playing with Sam and I look forward to doing so in the future!
Durham Drums will always be my go to guy!

Jake Priestley - Guitarist

There are many reasons why I love to work with Sam. His ability to tap into any musical scenario is effortless and his communication both on stage and at rehearsals also come very natural to him. Great consistent player with a lot of passion!

Robin Wilson - guitarist

Love playing with Sam - he's got a great groove, is comfortable in a number of styles, is very professional and he's fun to work with.

Sophie Simonds - singer songwriter

Sam is a really excellent drummer, and a pleasure to work with.