SAMUEL PETCHEY is a composer, song writer, blogger and virtuoso pianist based in London, UK specialising in choral music, music for media and Christian songs. He has written and produced music with artists around the globe and is beginning to establish a unique brand of inspirational messages and music.
His music seeks resonance between words, melody and harmony, incorporating influences from jazz, romanticism and impressionism, created through improvisation at the piano. His music has a sense of intuitive discovery, listening for how words cling to intervals, phrases, rhythm and harmony, with structures emphasising the meaning of the lyrics.
For over fifteen years Samuel has served in the British armed forces military bands. He has toured internationally with Her Majesties’ Band of the Grenadier Guards, performing frequently at Buckingham Palace for state ceremonial occasions and worked as accompanist and teacher at the British Army, Royal Military School of Music.
In February 2020, Samuel recorded his first choral album with the renowned Mosaic Chamber Choir. From this album Be Not Troubled was awarded finalist position in the Christian/Faith category of the UK Songwriting Contest. Samuel used this music and other original compositions to reach out to his community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Samuel studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music with composers Adam Gorb and Paul Patterson and was mentored as a teenager by the prolific composer Steve Martland. He has composed for theatre, full orchestra, wind band, media libraries, choir and piano and continues to perform regularly as a jazz pianist, church organist and accompanist.