Sam Cother - Songwriter, Producer, Session Musician

Sam Cother is a UK based songwriter, composer, producer, session musician and engineer who has been professionally working in the music industry since 2013. Initially learning drums from the video game, Rock Band. in 2008, it spurred a creative passion and since then, Sam has gone on to work as an assistant engineer/in-house session musician at Studio 91 (Bring Me The Horizon, Fickle Friends, Amber Run, Robin Trower). As well as this, Sam has been producing his own music since 2017 under the alias of, BabyShoes. 2020 saw Sam release several projects under this pseudonym, including his album "Everyone That Could've Been". 


"The bastard child of David Bowie and Sonic Youth." 

Stuart Bruce - Engineer (Kate Bush/Duran Duran/Frankie Goes To Hollywood)

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Sam is one of the 5 members of Hilltop Music Production, a multi-use production space to develop songs for artists and bands. Each of the member of the team has focused skill sets, differing around writing, performance and engineering. Hilltop wants to help artists and bands turn their musical ideas into the finished product. Their team of experienced, professional musicians have the skills needed to make this happen. 

Sam's role within Hilltop primarily centres around providing support in areas of production and songwriting.  


Hilltop Sounds is a subsidiary to Hilltop Music Production. This venture aims to provide you with high quality live gig production.



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£75 per day

A full production includes us working together to record, mix and master your music.


£50 per day

If you hire me for session work, I promise to supply your tracks with an outstanding performance, no matter the instrument.


£20 per track

If your next single/EP/album is past the mixing stage but is just lacking a little bit of that punch, then your next step is mastering. If you choose me as your mastering engineer, I will promise to deliver top-shelf quality to give your tracks the life they deserve.


Gear Rundown

This section is for all my "gearheads" out there. There's a lot to go through so let's just jump right in.


  • Gretsch Catalina Rock Kit (13x9, 16x16, 24x14)

  • LP Banda Steel Snare (14x8.5)

  • Premier Steel Snare Drum (14x5.5) 

  • Sabian 15 inch Groove Hi-Hats

  • Istanbul Agop Xist Dark Ion Crash 19

  • Sabian 22 inch Monarch Ride

  • Big Fat Snare Drum The Original 14 inch

  • Big Fat Snare Drum Steve's Donut 14 inch

  • LP Red Jam Block

  • Remo Emperor Tom Heads

  • Remo Powerstroke 77 Snare Head



  • Squier 70s Classic Vibe Jaguar with Creamery Super Sonic 60s in the Bridge and Neck

  • Partscaster Tele with Mojo Pickups

  • Danelectro 63 Baritone

  • Revelation RTL-55

  • Squier Classic Vibe Mustang Bass

  • Behringer Super Fuzz

  • Stone Deaf Fig Fumb

  • Boss SD-1

  • Orange Fur Coat

  • Boss TU-3

  • Boss CH-1

  • Digitech Ricochet

  • Boss Space Echo

  • Watkins Copicat MK3

  • Vox AC30

  • Boss Katana MKII 2x12 Combo


Sam's Thinkpieces

YouTube’s Viability for Independent Artists

Check out my latest thinkpiece by downloading the link below!




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