S.A.M. is a rock power trio from Buffalo, N.Y. consisting of Scott Arhardt- drums and vocals, Andy Bellman- bass and vocals, and Johnny Mazur- guitar and vocals. While S.A.M. does mainly covers, the phylosophy is to pay tribute to the original song, maintaining the essence, while also making the song a S.A.M. original, adding jams and twists that make each live performance a one of a kind.
Scott, Andy and Johnny began playing together in the late 70's as teenagers, playing neighborhood parties, and high school events. The trio played "Williamsville Old Home Days" in the old pavilion at around the age of 16. Scott and his family moved to the San Francisco Bay area the following week, making Old Home Days the last time they would play together for the next 35 years. In 2008, Scott moved back to Buffalo. Now that all three were back living in the Buffalo area, it was a no-brainer to get the trio back together.
S.A.M. is not your average bar band. Every gig is an event, a reunion of sorts. Not just for the band, but for the people that come out too, many of which were there at Old Home Days in in 1978. S.A.M. only plays from three to five gigs a year, making each gig special and rare. Check here or visit the Facebook page S.A.M.'s Rockin' Friends Page to see when and where the next S.A.M. gig will be and come on out!