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Feb 26 20

FOWOKAN – CHELSEA ARTS CLUB 29/02/2020

by Sam Kelly

Just in case you have made a note in your diary to come see FOWOKAN at Chelsea Arts Club, please note: this is a “members’ only” club and the event should not have been posted on our media sites.  If you turn up at the venue you will not get in!!  Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Feb 16 20

Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe 2020

by Sam Kelly

After a very successful run of shows throughout 2019, “Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe” goes from strength to strength… and I love it.  Here are some of the upcoming bookings for 2020.  This is a narrated show with about 20 songs from the 1920s/1930s.   Hope to see you at one of them !!

Feb 16 20

Sam Kelly’s Station House

by Sam Kelly

My “Station House” band started the year with an awesome set at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness.  With our MD/keys man, Paul Jobson, relocating to Germany at the end of 2019, the band continues to work as a five piece: Sam Kelly (drums), Richard Sadler (bass), Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals), Jerome Marcus (percussion/bvs), Rowena Poole (vocals).

Lots of shows and Festivals in the pipeline for 2020….. please keep checking back for more details. 

Dec 30 18

NYE SOUL & GROOVE PARTY feat. RAY SIMPSON

by Sam Kelly

Dec 30 18

Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe

by Sam Kelly

MA BESSIE AND HER BLUES TROUPE will be performing at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Saturday 19th January 2019 – part of London Blues Week

Dec 19 18

FESTIVE GREETINGS 2018

by Sam Kelly

Aug 12 18

James & Black (USA)

by Sam Kelly

I am really looking forward to joining James & Black on their first ever tour in the UK.  Show dates run from Tuesday 18th September through early October 2018.  We also have Richard Sadler on bass.  Here is the up-to-date tour schedule:


Jun 9 18

BLUES BENTLEY AT THE BULLS HEAD

by Sam Kelly

Looking forward to playing with Blues Bentley at the Bulls Head on Monday 11th June 2018 from 8pm

Jun 1 18

FOWOKAN AT CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL

by Sam Kelly

SATURDAY 16TH JUNE – MAIN STAGE AT 15.50

May 7 18

Westgarth Drums – new snare

by Sam Kelly

I am thrilled to start using a new 14 x 6.5 Custom snare from Westgarth Drums. 

Here’s the technical stuff:

11 mm shell from maple, walnut, black walnut and wenge

Bearing edge: 45 deg with 4.8 mm round over

10 lug Die Cast hoops

PureSound 20 wire snare

Remo Ambassador Vintage coated heads

Finish: water-based polyurethane lacquer

Many thanks, Nick Westgarth