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Mar 27 16

PAUL JONES CHRISTMAS CHARITY NIGHT AT CRANLEIGH ARTS CENTRE 14/12/15 AND 15/12/15

by Sam Kelly

I was really pleased to be asked to bring my Station House band to perform again with Paul Jones at his annual Christmas Charity Night in Cranleigh.  My band (MD Paul Jobson, Jerome Marcus, Richard Sadler and Tony Qunta) formed the house band, working on Monday 14th December with Paul Jones, Charlie Wood, Debbie Giles, Bernie Marsden, Dudley Ross, Katie Bradley

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And on Tuesday 15th December with Paul Jones, Kyla Brox, Danny Blomeley, Roger Innis, Laurence Jones, Reuben Richards, Noel McCalla

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Mar 27 16

CYMANDE AT THE FORUM, LONDON 04/12/15

by Sam Kelly

Great night at The Forum, part of Craig Charles Funk and Soul Christmas Party and launch night of the new Cymande album “A Simple Act of Faith”

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Nov 10 15

June, July, August 2015 – tour dates with Debbie Bond & The TruDats (USA)

by Sam Kelly

Had a good time playing for American ‘Alabama blues’ singer songwriter, Debbie Bond who toured in Europe throughout the summer months with her life-partner, Rick Asherton.  Looking forward to more of the same during 2016

Nov 10 15

GILES HEDLEY & THE AVIATORS – Les Terrasses du Jeudi, Rouen 16/07/15

by Sam Kelly

_MG_3155_a4_signedWe had a really great time at Les Terrasses du Jeudi – the sun was shining, loads of appreciative blues lovers in the audience and the band were on fire.  Here are videos of the entire concert:

Aug 20 15

CYMANDE at Camp Bestival, Lulworth Cove 01/08/15

by Sam Kelly

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What an afternoon!!!  Sunshine, lovely family festival set in the grounds of Lulworth Castle.  And then met up with the amazing Arthur Brown – and, yes he really has got himself a Crazy World!!

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Photos by Pete Minvalla

Aug 20 15

NOMINATED FOR BRITISH BLUES AWARD 2015

by Sam Kelly

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This is me announcing how thrilled I am to have been nominated again for the British Blues Awards “Drummer” category. If you have the time and inclination, please click on the link (http://www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/vote.htm) and cast your vote. Many, many thanks for your continued support
Photo by Graham Whittington

Jul 8 15

CYMANDE AT MOSTLY JAZZ FUNK & SOUL FESTIVAL, BIRMINGHAM – 11/07/15

by Sam Kelly

Looking forward to this……….. Cymande on Main Stage at 18.35

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Jul 8 15

Janice Harrington (USA) Lady of Blues, Gospel and Jazz

by Sam Kelly

11703309_10207174989236980_5741296513212851455_o[1]Had a great mini-tour with Janice Harrington 27th, 28th and 29th June 2015.  Band was Janice, me, Spy Austin, Paul Jobson, Tony Qunta and Rowena Poole.  This picture was taken by Wendy Auld at Coolham Village Hall.  There was a great on-stage vibe as we moved across the Blues, some Gospel and some of Janice’s original songs – and the audience enjoyed it too.  Thanks Graeme Tame of Tame Promotions for making it happen.

Jul 7 15

DRUM WORKSHOP @ BLUES ON THE FARM FESTIVAL, CHICHESTER

by Sam Kelly

9271_964206540298262_8367784677540785768_n[1]On Sunday morning at 11.30, I was joined by some of the Festival revellers who came to the Main stage to participate in my Drum Workshop.  There were people of all ages and abilities, people I had met before and some old friends.    It was a really good session.  Thanks again to photographer Roy Cano for capturing some of the moments.

 

Jul 7 15

SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE @ BLUES ON THE FARM FESTIVAL, CHICHESTER

by Sam Kelly

11046238_963488577036725_644188923035101042_n[1]Delighted to be invited back to Blues on the Farm Festival 2015, Chichester.   So much fun.  It’s their 25th year in 2016.  Well done Julian and Kathy Moores and all at Appledram Farm.  And thanks to Roy Cano for this great photo.