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Mar 31 20

Stay safe and well

by Sam Kelly

Hi everyone

Well what difficult times we are going through at the moment.  I do not play any other instrument other than the drums, so my neighbours will be pleased to know that I will not be uploading any “home studio” videos on to the media sites.  I miss playing so much though – it’s been an age.  Usually a two-week holiday is enough for me to start going stir crazy so this is really very testing.  

However, not losing sight of the fact that I am lucky enough to be keeping well.  A bit of a daily walk in the fresh air, a pop to the shops for some bread and eggs….. finally, eggs !!! I haven’t been able to get any for days and I love them !!

I have been Face-timing my great grandson – he grows so fast.  Every time we catch up he is doing something new – walking was the latest achievement and a mouth-full of teeth.  Juxtaposition’s a bitch !! Hahaha !!  

As you can see, the cancelled/postponed shows have been removed from the website.  Thankfully some of these shows have been rearranged to early 2021, details coming soon.  Some of the shows may never be rescheduled as a few of the venues were struggling to keep going and I fear this may have pushed them over the edge.  

Please keep checking in – leave a message to let me know how your are doing.  Or check me out on Facebook 

“Sam Kelly” or “Sam Kelly Drummer” 

Stay well all – we can do this !!

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