After being taught to play the guitar at the age of 11 by his musical father Sam went on to study music at Brunel University. His big break came when he met KT Tunstall in a Willsden Park; a meeting that led to him becoming guitar player for her world tours 2004 – 2009.
Invited by Gilles Peterson in 2009 to take part in a groundbreaking cultural collaboration in Kenya Sam went on to form the Owiny Sigoma Band, who have played alongside Damon Albarn, for Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 6 Music and toured with Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace in 2013. Sam also performs as a solo artist aside from touring with Paloma Faith and playing with the likes of Duffy, Rebecca Ferguson, Ali Campbel, Pee Wee Ellis and Dave Stewart.
He teaches workshops at Goldsmiths University and for homeless communities at the West London Day Centre.