Emmanuela Costaras - Singer/Actress/Entertainer
“I first booked Sam as a fill in bass player in my corporate band and after working with him that one time, he immediately became my go to guy! He is super talented, extremely professional and has a great work ethic. It’s also very clear that Sam has extensive experience in working with many different bands as he knows a bunch of tunes and can play pretty much anything you throw at him. As well as being musically brilliant, he has a great vibe and stage presence which makes working with him an absolute hoot for both the rest of the band and audience. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough!”
Sam Ludeman - Singer/Actor/Entertainer
"Thanks so much for the night. Russ and I were blown away with your vibe, sound and ability to read the band. I honestly didn’t hear 1 bung note”
Craig Francis - Entertainment Manager and Function band Frontman
“I got onto Sam through a friend for a fill-in one night for a wedding. With only a few days notice Sam learnt a whole mess of new tunes, rocked up bang on setup time and absolutely smashed the gig. His tone, professionalism, stage presence and personal demeanour are top notch and anyone looking for a player for any reason you can think of, Sam is your guy. After that gig he became one of my goto guys and will no doubt become one of yours as soon as you get to work with him"
Ashley Osgood - Guitarist/Entertainer
“Having worked with Sam on a professional level on multiple occasions, he is my number 1 go to for a bassist. He is truly professional, more than capable, wholly reliable and a gun on stage. I can’t recommend Sam highly enough.”
Growing up on a dairy farm in regional Victoria, for years Sam dreamt of moving to Melbourne and pursuing his passion for music.
In a small farmhouse with no neighbours, parents who loved music and had an endless collection of vinyl, tapes and later CD's, this was the ultimate backdrop for a young eager musician.
Within months of turning eighteen and being accepted into Box Hill Institute to study music, Sam loaded up his 70's Holden and made the move to Melbourne.
Having played bass professionally since his teens, Sam has had his entire adult life to build the skills as a musician and is now well respected in the Melbourne entertainment scene.
Having experience performing anything from jazz and musical theatre to rock and pop, Sam can cover many genres on demand.
Fender 1976 Precision Bass - Olympic White
Music Man 1978 Stingray Bass - Natural
Ernie Ball Music Man 1992 Stingray 5 Bass - Natural
Yamaha BBN5A Bass - Amber Burst
Fender 1999 Jazz Bass - Sunburst
Bitza Fretless Jazz Bass - Black
Moog SUB 37
Noble Amplifier Company Tube Preamp/DI
Demeter VTBP-201 Bass Tube Pre-Amp
Origin Effects Cali76-TX - Compressor
Boss CS-2 Compressor Sustainer
Radial Engineering JDI - DI
MXR Bass Octave Deluxe - Octave
Way Huge Pork Loin - Distortion
Crowther Audio Prunes & Custard - Harmonic Generator-Intermodulator
AKG D1000E - Microphone
Warwick Rockboard Pedalboards
Cioks Power Supplies
Galli Roundwound Strings
Dunlop Flatwound Strings
Jim Dunlop Picks
Protec Gig Bags
Warwick Flat Patch Cables
Gallien Krueger 800RB - Head
Acoustic Control Corporation 370 - Head
Acoustic Control Corporation 320 - Head
Rockit Bass 300 - Head
Ampeg SVT610AV (6x10) - Enclosure
Ampeg SVT212AV (2x12) - Enclosure
Acoustic Control Corporation 301 (1x18) - Enclosure
Acoustic Control Corporation 406W (2x15) - Enclosure
Kosmic Sound KJBL140 (1x15) - Enclosure
If you are after a professional bass player for any type of live performance, Sam has the experience and gear to adapt to any situation.
Sam is available for session/studio work.
With extensive experience in the corporate/covers industry, Sam understands exactly what is needed when it comes to this line of work.
Already have a bass player but need a fill-in? Contact Sam for a stress-free experience.
Short notice gigs are no problem (subject to availability)
Get in touch with Sam using the details below.
Rates are calculated based on a number of factors. Please get in touch with Sam to discuss rates for your upcoming project.
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