Sam Endicott performing at the University of Texas at Arlington.
|Birth name||Samuel Bingham Endicott|
|Born||August 13, 1974|
|Instruments||Keyboard, guitar, vocals|
|Associated acts||The Bravery|
Endicott grew up in Brookmont, Maryland. He is an only child of William Endicott, a former director in the White House Office of Political Affairs, and Abigail Bingham Endicott, a vocalist and teacher. He is a Mayflower descendant through his father, and great-great grandson of Charles L. Tiffany (founder of Tiffany & Co.) through his maternal grandfather, Hiram Bingham IV.
Endicott attended Georgetown Day School before transferring. In 1992, he graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. In 1999, he graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York with B.A. in Psychology.
As freshmen at Vassar, Endicott and John Conway's musical partnership began inauspiciously, playing local bars in mock-ska band Skabba the Hut, which also included CSI: Miami star Jonathan Togo. The three went on to play together in numerous bands and recording projects, including new wave outfit Conquistador. Guitarist Michael Zakarin joined after answering an advert in a local paper, and brought with him bassist Mike Hindert, a classmate of his from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Drummer Anthony Burulcich was living in Boston where he had studied percussion at Berklee College of Music. After the death of his sister, Burulcich moved back to his childhood home in Long Island New York to be with his family. On the day Burulcich was moving, while driving with his belongings in a Uhaul truck, Endicott called him. Endicott and Burulich were introduced by mutual friends in NY band Bishop Allen.
Endicott is a multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and programs electronic drums and synthesizers. Endicott has also co-directed and written a number of the Bravery's music videos, making his music video directing debut with the video for the Bravery's "Believe" in 2008. He is also credited as producer on the Bravery's debut album, as well as the "Moon" portion of their The Sun and the Moon Complete, described as an "alternate take" on their second release The Sun and the Moon. Endicott recently produced the Bravery song "Ours" from the Twilight Eclipse Movie and Soundtrack. He has stated that he intends to work in a producer capacity with other bands in the near future.
While recording the new Bravery album, Sam Endicott and producer John Hill co-wrote three songs with Shakira for her new album, including the single She Wolf and critically acclaimed song "Men In This Town". Endicott, alongside Switch and Santigold, also helped write the Christina Aguilera song "Monday Morning" for Aguilera's album Bionic.
Endicott also appears as an actor in the independent film Modern Romance, and made a cameo appearance as the character Nikolai in Tyler Oliver's (director of the "Unconditional" music video) movie, Forget Me Not.
Endicott was featured on the February, 2005 cover of L'oumo Vogue.
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