Sam Bisbee is a songwriter, artist, and record producer based in NYC. He started out as a solo artist, building up a large following that lead to development deals with BMG and Geffen, and ultimately a record deal with EMI. After going through the experience of being on a major label, Sam decided to move forward in a different direction. He self-released the critically acclaimed album Vehicle, followed by subsequent albums: High, Oxygen, Son Of A Math Teacher (released by Le Grand Magistery), and You + Me = Us. Numerous songs from these albums were licensed for commercials (including AT&T, Ford, CVS, and VW) and TV shows (“Damages,” “Windfall,” and “Private Practice” to name a few).
After spending time writing songs on his own, Sam’s passion turned to the act of co-writing. In 2009, Sam discovered a young singer named Reni Lane. Based on her version of his song “You Are Here,” Linda Perry signed her to Custard/Universal Motown and Sam went on to co-write and produce half of her album. Sam has collaborated with many additional artists since then; the list includes notables such as Howie Day, Kevin Griffin, Tracy Bonham, Justin Hawkins, Delerium, Leona Naess, Mike Viola, Ari Hest, Toby Lightman and Roc Nation's newly signed artist, Mayaeni.
At the same time, Sam took the plunge into screenwriting and producing films. The first movie in which he wore the producer hat was The New Tenants, a short film that won the Academy Award for Live Action Short in 2009. Sam then joined with Park Pictures to create Park Pictures Features, and had his feature debut (as a producer) with the film Robot And Frank, an award winner at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival that was released worldwide by Sony/Goldwyn. Sam recently wrapped his second film as a producer (Infinitely Polar Bear starring Marc Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana) and is now shooting movie number three (God’s Pocket, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins, and John Turturro). A film that Sam co-adapted the screenplay for (Mall, from the Eric Bogosian novel) was produced last year, and directed by Joe Hahn (of Linkin Park). The band are in the midst of recording a soundtrack album for the movie.
Sam is ready to keep making music and movies for his entire life; they are the two things that he knows he never wants to have a retirement party from.