Sam Maher is a West Australian instrumentalist and drummer better known for his unique playing style on the handpan.
Before discovering the instrument Sam had already established himself as a drummer in Australia, having worked with bands and artist such as Methyl Ethel, Katy Steele (Little Birdy), Rabbit Island, Grace Woodroofe, Nicholas Allbrook (POND, Tame Impala) and countless other groups based in Perth.
In 2014, 6 months after Sam received his first Handpan he travelled to the Americas where he spent 15 months traversing from Mexico City down to the Patagonian region of Argentina, surviving mostly from the money he made on the streets. At the end of 2015 a video surfaced of Sam improvising with the unique instrument in the subways of New York City, reaching over 18 million people.
From humble origins busking on the streets to documenting the instruments powerful affect on humans around the world, Sam has now performed his boundless music in over 22 countries.