Sam Merrick

Performance | Recording | Education

Sam Merrick is a drummer based in Brooklyn, NYC.

What's more fun than hitting objects that create different, cool sounds?

Hi, 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.

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.

Humble-brag alert... Couldn't be more pumped to have recently played drums on Tim Kubart's "Home" which was the 58th GRAMMY AWARD WINNER for Best Children's Album. Masterfully produced by Dominic Fallacaro,  "Home" is pop celebration of the small  yet special moments, the ones that matter most. Definitely a fun listen.

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

I'm a proud endorser of C&C Drum Co. out of Gladstone, Missouri and couldn't be happier to play their tubs on a daily basis.