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Sam Buckingham

Sam Buckingham


Join us in the garden at Bent on Food for our Sunday afternoon "Bent on Music" Events!

Come and support artist **Sam Buckingham**
This is a family friendly event. Kids under 13 free.

Tickets · $32.74 does not include meals or drinks
**All guests must purchase tickets via Eventbrite**

In May 2020, after receiving a Resilience Fund grant from the Australia Council, Sam Buckingham setup up a makeshift studio in her living room to start pre-production on her new album Dear John.

Co-produced with long time collaborator Kent Eastwood, the album was originally going to be mostly acoustic and stripped back - a very traditional “singer-songwriter" creation. A week after pre-production began, Buckingham woke in the middle of the night and wrote a song that would completely change the course of the album.

“I wrote Run and all of a sudden realised that the album I was about to make wasn’t the album that I wanted to make. I had so much more to say and so many more sounds to explore. I scrapped 70% of the songs and started again.”

With Kate Bush, Solange, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper and Phil Collins all serving as reference points for the sound on what would become Dear John, Buckingham studied hip hop, soul, rock, pop and feminist literature to create this stunning body of work.

Over two months of pre-production sessions, Buckingham and Eastwood created a blueprint of the album - working tirelessly to write every single part for the studio musicians to eventually play. Engineered by Paul Pilsneniks (Angus & Julia Stone, India Arie, Eric Bibb, Silverchair) at Rockinghorse Studios in Byron Bay, Dear John features trumpet by Ross Irwin (The Cat Empire, The Bamboos), Bass by James Haselwood (Tim Minchin, Kasey Chambers) and a who’s who cast of Northern Rivers musicians.

“Iconic” - Kia Handley ABC

“Byron Bay’s next big thing” - Courier Mail

We will be serving a reduced lunh menu
We are strictly NO BYO. Due to our liquor licencing requirements all patrons are required to dine.

This is a ticketed event. All tickets must be purchased through the ticket link. We are happy to help if you need us to.
Doors open at 12pm - music at 1pm. Your seat is yours for the entire event, there will be only one session.

We hope to run this event in the garden with a limit of 60 guests, but should the weather turn awry, the gig will be moved indoors with the first 40 guests to book indoors and the next 20 on the street.

Should the event be postponed, we will offer a refund or credit.
If you need to cancel your booking, please let us know 24 hours prior for a full refund.

Please let us know if you are unable to use your purchased ticket. Whilst the band are grateful for the ticket sales, we will roster staff and prep food according to the tickets sold.

Thank you