Sam has had considerable experience in the recording studio environment, beginning at The Parlour Studios (Kettering), at the age of 17, where his first band had the opportunity to record their favourite track as a prize for winning a local battle of the bands competition. Having enjoyed this successful experience in the studio the band was ready to record their first full album, which took place at the M2 Studios (Wolverhampton).
Sam has also worked in many other recording studios, including RYP Recordings (Harrow), Far Heath Studios (Northampton), Fit Dog Studios (Gaydon) and The Lodge (Northampton). His solid work and performances have been regularly recognised and his name passed on to performers in need of a competent, reliable drummer/percussionist.
"Since I’ve known and been working with Sam, he has given 100 percent to every project, performance and rehearsal he has been involved in. Sam and myself worked closely on the writing and recording of singer/ songwriter Jordan Herbert’s 2nd EP “Just Recently” in which Sam contributed massively not only to the rhythm section of each track, but also by displaying his vocal abilities. Since then I have seen Sam go from strength to strength, with his skills on the drums constantly improving. If I ever require a drummer for a session, or just to work alongside someone who is dedicated and committed, Sam is my first choice every time."
"Sam Thorne was recommended to provide percussion for an acoustic live album in production for the Bighead. Sam was immediately at home with team of seasoned musicians working hard and providing immediate feedback on the session with the requirements of the song arrangements. A fine drummer, but most of all he is a complete musician with a great ear. Book him as your first call on important music projects and sessions, I recommend him for his delivery and punctuality."
"Sam saved our arses, and at the last minute! With only days before a gig, Sam had every single song of our set nailed, and with only a one hour rehearsal just before hitting the stage, We sounded as if we’d played together for years! Can’t recommend Sam’s skills highly enough; look no further!”
“Sam is a great to work with, he did his homework and is a solid drummer. He had suggestions for the song and was happy to take directions. I would be happy to use his services again.”