Trumpet Flugelhorn Arranger
I run an online 'Remote Session' service from my professionally equipped home studio (below, left). From my studio I have recorded for artists on labels such as Mercury / Universal / Warner / Interscope / 4AD / Xtra Mile Recordings, on tracks & cues for many tv composers (BBC / Channel 4 / Disney / FIFA), on cues for Bollywood films & many advert jingles & pieces of library music. I've also worked with a load of independent & self-funded bands & singer-songwriters. I've recorded for people based all over the world - UK, Germany, Finland, Sweden, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Dallas, Delhi, Israel, Egypt & Australia to name a few...
I provide you with professional recordings of trumpet (& other brass lines if I get colleagues round) for you to mix in to your track. These days, often pushed by tight deadlines and even tighter budgets, many composers & producers use sample libraries to reproduce the sound of live musicians. However, these samples don't provide that human feel that real musicians add - the expression, subtlety, tone and overall musicality. By working online (usually via email) I can provide you with real trumpet recordings for your tracks without the hassle of booking / organising musicians or the expense of hiring a studio & engineer. And because my studio is at home (pictured, left), I can easily record material to the tightest of deadlines. Get in touch for a quote if you want real trumpet for your track & I will email you back right away so we can get the ball rolling, saving you time & money!
Project: Disney Ad Composer: Adam Brown Instruments: Trumpet
Project: SSM Health Ad Composer: Peter Linn
Instruments: Trumpet & Trombone
Some of the library music, short films & tv jingles I've recorded on
I wholeheartedly recommend Sam if you're looking for a remote trumpet recording service. I came to him with a project which he was able to turn around in super quick time. He got the feel of what I was going for straight away & the sound he makes is just glorious
James Jones - TV composer: Three Day Nanny, Ch4 / Rich Kids On Instagram, Ch4 / The Muckers, BBC / Touching The Wild, PBS)
Absolutely gorgeous - I'm well and truly blown away! Thanks so much for your amazing work... Sam consistently delivers far above my expectations - it's been an absolute pleasure working with him! He did an incredible job in bringing out the nuances and turned a rather pedestrian composition into something special. I recommend him unconditionally if you're looking for a trumpet/flugelhorn session player!
Aakaash Rao - Film & game composer, San Francisco
Sam is now my choice for anything & everything trumpet! Sam has worked with me before & I was completely impressed. This time I had 6 cues in the style of the Spaghetti Westerns with a little hipness to it. I sent Sam charts that I thought were going to be difficult. Not for Sam. He took my charts & made them AMAZING!! Sam delivered exactly what my client & I needed. Really good players are awesome to work with, but players that have a professional attitude as well as a willingness to give us something he was proud of & make us happy - thank you Sam for your amazing hard work, incredible skill, style & ease to work with.
Rick Balentine - Producer & composer, Los Angeles
I was searching online for a remote player to overdub my midi brass sections and Sam quickly grabbed my attention. The way he presented himself, his resume & of course demos & sound gave me confidence, I found the right guy! Some emails back & forth & we exchanged the necessary files & charts & quickly after, Sam sent me back PERFECT sounding stems. Wonderfully played & with superb intonation. He even pre-mixed the parts & grouped, so I could quickly import into my project with minimal editing. So a real time saver! An excellent & totally professional service. I highly recommend!!
Ricardo Garcia - Guitarist & TV composer, Germany
Sam recorded for the top 10 album of winner of The Voice, Germany. I was truly impressed with not only the quality of the playing, but the professionalism, the service he gave & the ease of the process. Everyone involved in the project at Universal were hugely impressed with his work. Highly recommend!
Mike Kintish - Songwriter, composer & arranger: Universal / BBC Sport / American Idol
I'd highly recommend Sam's remote session service for any musical needs. Not only does he have the musicianship & quality which is world class, but he also has facilities at his studio to record top sounding tracks. He works very quickly & always delivers on time. A great musician & I will certainly be using him in the long term!
Adam Brown - Composer: Disney / BBC / Volkswagen / United Nations
Project: FIFA Awards Theme 2017 (opening title sequence & used throughout the show - broadcast around the globe live from the London Palladium)
Composer: Paul Farrer
Instruments: Trumpets, French Horns, Bass Trombone
Sam was a delight to work with. Very flexible & efficient. An amazing tone on the flugelhorn, cornet & euphonium. I wish all my scores needed brass now!
Miguel D'Oliveira - TV composer: First Dates / First Dates Hotel (Channel 4)
Project: First Dates, Channel 4 Composer: Miguel D'Oliveira
Instruments: Cornet, Flugelhorn, Euphonium
Working with Sam is always a real treat. His brass work on my recent music for BBC One really brought those projects to life. He's an amazing arranger and all expertly recorded. He's my go-to brass guy. A genuine talent.
Paul Farrer - TV composer: The Weakest Link / Michael McIntyre's Big Show / Gladiators / Dancing On Ice / Fort Boyard / The Jerry Springer Show / etc
Trumpet stems that I recorded from my studio
Trumpet & trombone stems that I recorded from my studio
Trumpet, bass trombone & french horn stems from my studio
Cornet, flugelhorn & euphonium stems that I recorded
Brief video of the sessions Miguel put together, including my remote one
Sam - Horns were spot on again, absolutely PERFECT. Thanks so much, just what we needed & they sounded sweet! Great playing & nicely recorded & delivered - will definitely use you again!!
Rick Parkhouse - Songwriter & producer (Red Triangle Productions): Green Day / Scouting for Girls / Cheryl / The Saturdays / Aston Merrygold / Little Mix / The Struts / etc
Project: Sherry Studio TV Theme (opening title sequence & used throughout the show), Sherine Abdel-Wahab, dmc TV (Egypt)
Composer: Mo Nebulsi
Instruments: Trumpets, Saxes, Trombones (arranged & recorded)
Project: Michael McIntyre's Big Show, BBC1 Arranger: Paul Farrer
Instruments: Trumpet & Trombone
Trumpet & trombone stems from my studio (sax stems from Pete Fraser)