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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.

 

Jul 7 15

Private Birthday party and Wedding celebration in Sardinia

by Sam Kelly

At the end of May, I took my funky STATION HOUSE band and my FOWOKAN reggae band to perform over two nights at private celebrations.  What a fantastic place to perform.  Lovely people, happy vibe and superb venue.  Hoping to go back again sometime.  Check this out ……..

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Jul 7 15

Cymande playing live on air – Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show

by Sam Kelly

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We had a great afternoon at BBC6 Radio – recorded three tracks “Brother’s on the Slide”, “No Weeping” (from the new album “Crazy Game”) and “Crawshay”.  Also got to meet the very funny, charming and witty, Craig Charles. Check out the video

Jul 7 15

Sam’s interview with Lenny Henry (OBE)

by Sam Kelly

I had the pleasure of meeting Lenny Henry at Willow Studio in Harrow.  Lenny’s agent rang me to ask whether I would be interested in talking about my long career  in the “Blues”.  What a great guy that man is.  We hit it off immediately.  I has asked my friend and fellow musician, TJ Johnson, to come along and jam.  Lenny was blown away when we grooved, funked, reggaed and shuffled our way across the “Blues”.  I think he wanted to join in!!!   The show is out in August 2015 on Sky Arts – it’s called “Lenny’s got the Blues”.  Keep you posted!!

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