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'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.

  • Recorded and/or performed with: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings,  Toots and the Maytals, Saun & Starr (Daptone Records), Charlie Wilson (The Gap Band), That Handsome Devil (Rockband 2, Guitar Hero), Tim Kubart (Grammy-Nominated Children's Artist),  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.

 

  • Inspirations (Drummers): Brian Blade, Jim Keltner, Tony Williams, Steve Jordan, Clyde Stubblefield, Matt Chamberlain, Joey Waronker, Shawn Pelton, Mark Guilliana, Chris Layton, Keith Carlock, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Levon Helm, Matt Johnson, Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins, Louis Cole, Mike Clark, Zigaboo Modeliste, Jay Bellerose, Tony Mason, and James Gadson to name a few.

 

  • I have had the incredible pleasure of studying with greats such as Ed Shaugnessy (Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Matt Wilson, and  Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live),.