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Jul 7 15

CYMANDE AND OSIBISA – DOUBLE BILL AT THE BARBICAN

by Sam Kelly

What a great night this was –  Osibisa AND Cymande at The Barbican, London on Tuesday 5th May 2015.  Here’s a couple of fantastic photos by Wendy Auld

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Apr 27 15

SAM KELLY’S BAND at Blues Tage, Remscheid and Mettmann, Germany

by Sam Kelly

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Just returned from a fabulous couple of days in Germany with SAM KELLY’S BAND – Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals), Andy Hodge (bass/vocals) and me (drums/no vocals!!).  Two festivals – the first one in Remscheid run by Uli Spormann on 24th April and the second run by Wolfgang Pieker on 25th April in Mettmann.  We were so well looked after from the minute we landed in Germany until we left to come home.  The venues were superb, great sound engineers and the audience really loved it.  Can’t wait to go back and do it all again!!

Mar 3 15

Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness 2015

by Sam Kelly

What a great response we had with my SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE band at this year’s Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness.  Thanks Peter Barton and the team for inviting us along.  We have had another four Festival invites on the strength of my Band’s performance – what this space for more details.  Feeling very encouraged, positive and energized.  More of that please nurse!!!

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Thanks also to Peter Simmonds for taking so many great videos of Sam Kelly’s Station House – more available to watch on Youtube “Sam Kelly’s Station House @Butlins Great British Rock & Blues Festival 2015 “

Mar 1 15

The Tuesday Night Music Club, Hooley

by Sam Kelly

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On Tuesday 24th February,  I took my Sam Kelly’s Band (withTony Qunta and Spy Austin) to play at this welcoming new music venue in Hooley, Surrey.

The Club is run by Richard Dunning of Rich Sound and Entertainment together with his great sound engineer, Simon Taylor.  Richard also presents “Blues On The Radio” on Croydon Radio.com so I went along that afternoon for a live on air interview .  I had to suggest six tracks which have influenced me over the years.  Here are the ones I chose:

1) ERROL LINTON – BLUES VIBE “Howlin for my darling”
2) SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE – SUNDAY BEST “Treat a Dog”
3) JOAN ARMATRADING – LOVE & AFFECTION “Show some emotion”
4) FRANCESCO BOLDINI – PLUS 42 “Born under a bad sign”
5) PROFESSOR LONGHAIR – BIG CHIEF “Mardi Gras in New Orleans”
6) STEEL PULSE – HANDSWORTH REVOLUTION “Ku Klux Klan”

It was really great chatting to Richard – I could have gone on for hours, but I had a show to get too – and so did he!!!

Besides the pleasure of performing at this Club, we also got some great photos taken by John Bull of Rockrpix (what a photographer!!) as well as some really superb HD video footage by Phil Honley who has kindly uploaded this onto Youtube.  Thank you for doing such a great job and helping to promote my Sam Kelly’s Band.

For more info including the link to the podcast for “Blues on the Radio” please copy and paste this into your browser:
http://www.richse.co.uk/Rich_Sound_and_Entertainment/TNMC_Sam_Kelly_Band.html

Feb 2 15

CYMANDE TO PERFORM AT CAMP BESTIVAL – 01/08/15

by Sam Kelly

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Jan 13 15

Drum Tuition – some great comments

by Sam Kelly

Look at these great comments from some of the people I have been working with in an attempt to extend their enjoyment of drumming.  Thank you.

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Jan 10 15

SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE AT THE GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL

by Sam Kelly

I am looking forward to taking my “Station House” to this Festival.  It is a great Festival run by Pete Barton and his team.  My band is on the World Stage – Sunday 25th January 2015.

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Jan 1 15

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

by Sam Kelly

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Dec 12 14

Great gig with Ben Waters Band at Coolham

by Sam Kelly

Really enjoyed this gig at Coolham, West Sussex.  My “Sam Kelly’s Band” with Spy Austin and Tony Qunta sharing the bill with the fantastic Ben Waters Band.  Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Dec 11 14

CYMANDE VIDEO FROM BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER

by Sam Kelly

Hope you enjoy this video.  It is from our new album “Crazy Game” entitled “Do It (this time with feeling)”.    Nice track – and definitely done “with feeling”