Enquiries please contact Sam Martin:

0401 180 749

Candelo NSW 2550


Sam Martin and the Sundowners will be settling in to the Tathra Hotel for their annual summer residency. The band will feature an expanded line up and repertoire with a genre that could only be described as "Country Soul in 2020".


Sam has been busy writing new music over the last 6 months and will be debuting these tunes and songs throughout the week-long residency. Martin said "I have been playing a lot of guitar with local singers Colleen Spillane and Michael Menager this year and it has seriously affected the material I am writing. The musical journey of the last 12 months will be laid out clearly in January with many new additions to the Sundowners set."


The all-singing outfit will feature Sam Martin (guitar) alongside regulars Pete Wild (piano) and David Hewitt (drums) with the addition of Nick Keeling (banjo and trombone) and Robyn Martin (double bass). The music is styled on the energetic street music of New Orleans and the infectious melody and rhythms of Zydeco, Swing and Soul.


The Sundowners sound is steeped in local story, accent and humour. They are renowned for hauling their own acoustic piano into the Tathra Hotel and creating an atmosphere that resembles the lounge of a parlour bar from a bygone era. Sam's sense of wit is quick and he presents a fun family show through music and cheeky antics.


His relationship with compadres Pete and David is musical a kinship that has been developing for over a decade. The addition of Robyn, Nick and Gleny (all musicians that he has worked alongside over the last 15 years) is like adding the perfect amount of butter to a fresh cob of corn.

All are welcome to come along and enjoy a guaranteed good time. Souvenirs available. 


January 2-8, 4:30-7:30pm, Daily.