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Sam and the 78s


Sam and the 78s present a powerful, professional, blues experience for Hobart audiences.

Formed in 2021, they have become regulars at popular Hobart venues such as at the Salty Dog Hotel, The Republic Bar, and The Mayfair. Sam and the 78s are fronted by the smoky voiced Samantha, whose performances have drawn comparisons to Beth Hart and Bonnie Raitt. Sam is supported by a rhythmic and expressive backing band who use their well-rehearsed song structures as a basis for creative improvisation.

Comprised of keyboard, guitar, bass and drums, the band use their solid foundation in modern electric blues to skillfully blend the genre with jazz, funk, soul, and rock‘n’roll. Sam and the 78s receive rave reviews from venues and audiences alike, they are equally comfortable delivering swaggering blues rock or gentle ballads depending on the preference of the audience and the venue.


I have booked Sam and 78s many times and they have always brought a great performance to my venue. Prompt and professional they play a fabulous range of great blues tunes that always get the crowd going. Sam has an absolutely killer voice and the band behind her are rock solid and talented musicians. I would highly recommend Sam and the 78s for your event or venue!

Ted the Sound Guy