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Composition & Arrangements

Sam Swallow

Composer & Arranger


Sam has been arranging strings and brass for pop bands for over 10 years.
He orchestrated The 1975 Symphony, an hour long collaboration between The 1975 and The BBC Philharmonic for the closing night of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge season, 30th September 2016. The cover of One Direction's track 'What Makes You Beautiful' won the BBC Music Award for Live Lounge Performance of the Year.


In 2015 he penned orchestral arrangements of 15 songs by 90s indie heroes Cast for their 20-year anniversary celebrating their debut album All Change, also conducting the performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Sam composes music for images, providing music for the Channel 4 blaps and pilot show Dr Brown, worked on music for Crackanory, and regularly writes for multimedia companies such as Curiscope and FlockHe also provides music for educational children's games, apps and audio books for Made In Me. 


His arrangements for The Hoosiers have featured on two UK no. 1 albums - The Trick To Life and Radio One's Live Lounge Volume 3.