The Paul McCartney Project

Sam Okell

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From Abbey Road Studios:

Sam played drums, piano, guitar and percussion from an early age in bands and orchestras. He was always the technical one even then, playing with the P.A. or an 8-track recorder. He went to specialist music school Wells Cathedral School where he got immersed in all types of music, before taking the prestigious Tonmeister degree course at University of Surrey from 1998 to 2002.

Sam took a placement year at Abbey Road from 2000 to 2001 and made such a good impression that he was taken on full time after graduating in 2002.
Sam believes that the best thing about being an engineer at Abbey Road is being able to work in some of the greatest recording rooms in the world with some of the most talented musicians, as well as an awesome collection of classic and custom-made vintage gear.

“This is the stuff that only a few engineers get their hands on…the variety and range of projects is really special, from film scores and orchestras, to bands and remixing some of the classic albums of all time!”

Sam has won multiple Grammys for his work as a recording engineer and mixer, and is equally in demand working on music and film projects. He has been involved in mixing and remastering projects for some of the biggest names in pop and rock including The Beatles, One Direction, Wings, PJ Harvey and Laura Marling as well as mixing and recording for huge Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E (Daniel Pemberton), The Hobbit, Maps To The Stars and Spotlight (Howard Shore), Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and Zero Dark Thirty (Alexandre Desplat), Gravity, Fury and The Hunt (Steven Price).

Sam Okell mastered or remastered the following:

  • Flowers In The Dirt (2017)
  • The Beatles – 1+ (2016)
  • The Beatles – 1 (2016)
  • The Beatles – US Albums
  • NEW (2013)

Last updated on April 17, 2017

Albums, EPs & Singles by Sam Okell contributed to


By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Remix engineer assistant • 35 songs

Live At The Hollywood Bowl

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Mixing engineer • 17 songs

Flowers In The Dirt (2017)

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Remastering • 3 songs

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2017)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Mix engineer • 1 songs


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