Pedro Sampaio, aka, Samp, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and now 24 years old is a session guitarist, songwriter, film composer and guitar instructor. Since early childhood, Samp started digging music from his parents CDs, where he got his first influences: Eric Clapton, The Police & Pink Floyd. He started playing guitar when he was 12, a year after he personally met one his major influences on guitar, Jimmy Page. Since that day, he has never put his guitar down.
Samp kicks-off his career at 19, when he started giving guitar lessons. Soon after he started doing studios sessions in Rio de Janeiro. Those sessions brought a few opportunities for Samp. Mainly composing soundtracks for movies, and also inspired him to start his first band Antenna.
Samp recorded his first album with the band Antenna and recorded a live DVD with the band, which you can see in this teaser.
In 2014 Samp moved to New York City to attend an internship at the widely-known Big Foote Music + Sound studios. He recorded guitar and also got the chance to get acquainted with recording jingles for commercials.
He was introduced to Pickboy by his friend and fellow endorser John Murphy. Says Samp, “John Murphy, told me about that one.. the Pickboy Metacarbonate Pos A Grip 1.00mm, and I went mad! Best of both worlds!”
Samp plays PICKBOY picks which is the pick of choice for other successful artists such as John Mayer, Lita Ford, John Murphy, Jay Gore and Duane T. Jones.
Local New Jersey band Gaslight Anthem is gearing up for a 10 week fall tour in USA and Europe to promote their new record coming out next month. They are also hitting the big screen with t.v. shows coming up as well. The first t.v. appearance is on Letterman this Aug.18th.
When then started putting together pedal boards for the worldwide tour they went to their tech Kyle Roggendorf at Raritan Bay Guitar Repair. He recommended Dr J pedals to the band. They’ll be taking an Aerolite Comp, a Planes Walker Fuzz and a Bass Soloman Overdrive with them on tour.
We’re expecting to hear some big noise from Gaslight Anthem in the future. We’ll keep you posted on their appearances.
Click here to read more about the band.
Since 2004 I teach guitar lessons. The experience of teaching was certainly a fundamental factor in my development, both professional and personal, because music can be an interesting tool in the process of self-knowledge, presenting benefits in other areas of life. An oriental proverb defines my experience as a teacher in a way that I find very interesting: “Students are teachers and teachers are students.”
Currently I teach at GTR Instituto de Música (Florianópolis/SC) and Fusion Escola de Música (São José / SC), and I am promoting my first instrumental work through concerts, workshops and master classes.
Marcelo Rosa – Síntese [EP] (2013)
Heavy Metal Machines (Game) – Original Soundtrack (2013)
Fortress – América [EP] (2013)
Fortress – Shatter This Prison [EP] (2011)
Mindborn – Searching For Dreams [Single] (2008)
Getting jiggy with looper and Mooer LoFi & Sweeper!!
Jamming on the Mooer LoFi Machine and Sweeper!!!!