Sam Watts


The Traitors | BBC | Composed by Sam Watts


Sam Watts started his career in a big way, working as a music assistant on films like Hitch and Mrs Henderson Presents and then composing for BBC’s Planet Earth. He scored his first solo television show, The Sarah Jane Adventures, at age 24 and hasn’t slowed down since.

You can hear his work on flagship television shows like the BAFTA award-winning The Traitors and Doctor Who: Tales of the TARDIS, films like Stormhouse and I Want Candy, and hard-hitting documentaries like For Neda and Secrets of the Vatican. With credits for companies like FremantleHBOPBS, and NBC Universal, Sam is a versatile film and television composer who specializes in telling compelling musical stories that keep viewers coming back for more.

Sam is based in Canada, but works with clients all over the world.


  • The Traitors - Music by Sam Watts

    The Traitors - Music by Sam Watts

    31st January 2024

    The Traitors has returned for a second series and Sam's music is getting alot of attention!

  • Sam Watts - Chaos Theory

    Sam Watts - Chaos Theory

    19th January 2024

    Sam’s new album is released on Friday, January 19th

  • Sam Watts To Release Reflections

    Sam Watts To Release Reflections

    9th October 2018

    On October 12 Sam Watts will release his latest album, Reflections. Sam says of Reflections that it began life in 2006, when he composed ‘Dan & Lizzie’ for his brother’s wedding. This was followed in 2012 with the creation of ‘String...

  • Sam Watts Releases Cypher

    Sam Watts Releases Cypher

    8th February 2018

    On February 23rd, Sam Watts will release his sophomore solo album Cypher. The 8-track release was never intended to be an album - it started out as a trial of a new virtual instrument - Keyscape by Spectrasonics. Sam was so impressed by...

  • Sam Watts Releasing The Forest

    Sam Watts Releasing The Forest

    10th August 2017

    Sam Watts will release his debut album, The Forest, on August 18. Sam is known first and foremost for his extensive work as a media composer, having scored programmes such as Sarah Jane Adventures, Planet Earth Diaries and most recently...