Sam Farrar

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Sam Farrar
Sam Farrar - Phantom Planet (2917001023).jpg
Background information
Birth name Samuel John Farrar[1]
Born (1978-06-29) June 29, 1978 (age 35)
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupations Musician, producer, bassist
Instruments Bass, vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 1994–present
Labels Epic, Fueled by Ramen
Associated acts Phantom Planet, Maroon 5, Operation Aloha
Website www.phantomplanet.com, www.meandthemcp.com
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass
Höfner 500/1

Sam Farrar (born June 29, 1978) is the bass guitar player for the American rock band Phantom Planet. The band is now on an indefinite hiatus.

Musical career[edit]

Farrar is the bass guitar player for the American rock band Phantom Planet. He also joined a band called Operation Aloha with members of Gomez and Maroon 5.[2] He and his wife Stephanie have started their own music project, called Bubble and Strife. Currently (since 2012), Sam is touring with Maroon 5 - as an additional band member - on guitars, occasionally on the bass guitar, backing vocals, turntables and providing samples and other special effects (using the MPC). He co-wrote and co-produced a few of the band's songs on all of their studio albums and also remixed one of their songs, which is called "Woman", on Call and Response: The Remix Album, released in 2008. On August 31, 2012 - during a show in Argentina on the Overexposed World Tour - Farrar filled-in for Mickey Madden on the bass guitar for the very first time. He subsequently filled-in for Madden on the next few shows of the tour.

Personal life[edit]

His father, John Farrar, was a member of The Shadows and also carved a successful songwriting career, penning many of Olivia Newton-John's big hits. His mother, Pat Carroll, was a successful Australian pop singer in the 1960s. He attended The Buckley School. Sam is married to Stephanie Eitel, formerly a member of the band Agent Sparks.[3] Their daughter Vesper Pearl Farrar was born on August 6th, 2009 and their son Flynn Roscoe Farrar was born on January 14th, 2014.[4]

Discography[edit]

With Phantom Planet
With Operation Aloha

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sleepmachine.tripod.com/samfacts.html
  2. ^ "First Listen: Maroon 5, Phantom Planet, Gomez Members Form Band". SPIN.com. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Eagle Ear Entertainment : Meet the Birds". Eagleear.com. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  4. ^ Name Sam Farrar Location Los Angeles Bio warbears central. "Sam Farrar (samfarrar) on Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 

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