Sam Merrick

Performance | Recording | Education

Sam Merrick is a drummer based in Brooklyn, NYC.

Hi, I'm Sam and I hit things that make sounds.



I live in Brooklyn, NY and play drums in all sorts of different musical contexts. I’m fortunate enough to stay busy recording, teaching, and performing all over the place with all kinds of talented and awesome people.

For the entirety of 2018, you can find me tour with, Hamilton: An American Musical.

Over the years, I've had the distinct pleasure of recording  and/or performing with:

 Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,  Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Toots and the Maytals, Saun & Starr (Daptone Records), Charlie Wilson (The Gap Band), That Handsome Devil (Rockband 2, Guitar Hero), Tim Kubart (Grammy Award Winning Children's Artist),  People's Champs,  Amy Vachal (The Voice), Kendra Morris (Wax Poetics Records), Marques Tolvier (Bella Union Records), Jon Sandler (Great Good Fine OK), Julia Haltigan, Sophia Urista, Lea Cappelli, Todd Lewis Kramer, Cara Samantha (American Idol), and many more.

Commercial clients include HBOLevi Strauss, Chase, AT&T, and  This American Life Podcast Network