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Composing for Plays

As well as writing for musical theatre, Sam also composes and creates sound design for plays. 

'Rat King' Written by Bram Davidovich, Dir. Mark Hilton, Music by Sam Hall

'God On High' Written by Rhoda Dell, Dir. Karen Rabinowitz, Music by Sam Hall

'Soap Opera The Play' Written and directed by Jamie Alexander Wilson, Music by Sam Hall

Rat King Review

'Special mention here must go to composer Sam Hall who created the original soundtrack for Rat King. It is brilliant, all the way through - a consistent and imaginative soundtrack to match the dramatic story as it unfolds.

I was particularly impressed by the timing of the delivery with elements of the background music; it was tight and must have taken significant consideration.'

All That Dazzles ****

Arrangements & Orchestrations

As well as orchestrating and arranging all his own work, Sam has also worked as a professional arranger and orchestrator for other artists including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kerry Andrew (London Philharmonic Orchestra RFH & The Southbank Sinfonia BBC Proms), Lee Mead (10 Year Anniversary Album), Emma Hatton, Aimie Atkinson, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and many more.

Sam recently orchestrated a new production of 'Moonlanding' by Stephen Edwards.

Composing for Dance

As well as his work in musical theatre, Sam has also had various opportunities to write for dancers, most notably with the Richard Chappell Dance Company. Still Touch 2019Silence Between Waves 2019At the End we Begin 2017. Sam has also worked for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as a creative dance pianist.

Musical Director & Musician

Sam has also worked as a Musical Supervisor, Musical Director and Musician for various West End and World Wide Productions, including The Bodyguard (UK Tour), School of Rock (New London Theatre, South Korea, China Tour and UK Tour), Everybody's Talking About Jamie (UK Tour), Spongebob Live On Stage (for Nickelodeon), Waitress (Dep Adelphi Theatre & UK Tour), Thriller (Dep Lyric Theatre), Roles We'll Never Play (Union Theatre), Untapped (Union Theatre) and Sevenoaks, Gravesend, Dunstable and Weymouth Panto. 

Sam plays Piano, Hammond Organ, Guitar, Cello, Bass, Drum Kit, Saxophones, Ukelele and Mandolin.

Big Band Composing

'I've Moved On' for Big Band and Strings Feat. Damon Oliver - Written and Recorded 2020

'You're Not The Same' for Big Band and Strings Feat. Tom Gardner, Nick Fitch & Will Riby - Written and Recorded 2020

Bands

You Are Wolf - 'Drowndown'

The third track from You Are Wolf's second album, Keld (Firecrest Records). BUY HERE

Kerry Andrew - Vocals

Sam Hall - Bass/Cello/Vocals

Pete Ashwell - Percussion/Vocals

Video by Sammy-Jo Tawn

TORVA - 'Depressed'

Indie-Rock 3 piece from Kent.

Sam Hall - Guitar/Synth/Vocals

Jack Coleman - Bass/Vocals

Will Riby - Drums/Vocals

Video by Simon Cossons

Shots At The Dragon - Self Titled EP

Hip Hop Duo Kanwar Crosse & Sam Hall 

Hailing from a sleepy town in Kent, Shots At The Dragon’s motley düo met in the early noughties with a soundtrack of already classic 90’s hip hop beats scoring their time together.

Inspired by decades of stateside funk and drawls, as well as the ancient backdrop of their hometown, the two have set out on a musical quest to stand alongside their idols in the Pantheon of Hip Hop.

 

Their first, self-titled, EP is an aurally epic chronicle of their journey and provides an eclectic array of beats that pay respect to the works of the old guard but not without allowing ‘SATD’ to firmly establish their own unique sound.

A new podcast exploring the technicailites of writing musical theatre. 

Created and hosted by Sam Hall, he talks to some of the most exciting composers, lyricists and theatre-makers about all things writing - lyrics, melody, harmony, orchestration, dramaturgy and much more.

Available on Spotify, Apple and Amazon Podcasts

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