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Aug 8 14

CYMANDE – TWO NEW TOUR DATES ADDED

by Sam Kelly

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On 15th July, some of the members of Cymande were interviewed by Robert Elms for BBC London 94.9.  The guys performed an acoustic version of “No Weeping” from our new album “Crazy Game”.  It was great to hear it being played over the radio.  Live Cymande music for the first time in over 40 years!!

We have two more dates added:

Thursday 25th September at Koko, Camden and Friday 10th October at Band on the Wall, Manchester as part of the Craig Charles Show.

Will keep you posted.

Aug 8 14

Another video from the past – Roger Chapman “Boogie Man”

by Sam Kelly

Thank you Klems Klubber, a friend of mine from Leverkusen, Germany.  He found this video of Roger Chapman and the famous “Boogie Man” 1984 at Rhein-Main.  Back in the days when I had hair 😀 I remember the airline lost my baggage so the Promoter had to get a local sports shop to open up – I’m kitted out with a pair of tracksuit trousers and a bright yellow t-shirt!!

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Apr 15 14

“Aviator” photo from the past!!!

by Sam Kelly

Proving I had hair!!!!  Thank you Christophe Pelisse and Pascal for sending me this photo circa 1992 from my first trip to Rouen with Giles Hedley and the Aviators.

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Apr 2 14

CYMANDE – back in London after 40 years!!!

by Sam Kelly

I’m really looking forward to this event.  We have an album of new material too.  It has been a long time coming but will be worth the wait!!  We are also at Le Trianon, Paris on Friday 19th September 2014 http://www.letrianon.fr/eventdetail733_CYMANDE.html

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Mar 28 14

Cymande’s Mike Rose, Pablo Gonzales and Me: interview at New Morning, Paris

by Sam Kelly

I was sifting through some old files on the computer and found the link to an interview we did at New Morning, Paris.  Cymande have a big fan-base in France.  This is me with Cymande original members, Mike ‘Bammi’ Rose and Pablo Gonzales – just click on the link below.  Looking forward to going back to Paris at Le Trianon on Friday 19th September 2014.

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Mar 22 14

George ‘Fowokan’ Kelly

by Sam Kelly

Hope you like the new page I have created here on my website about my brother George ‘Fowokan’ Kelly (under “Bands/Fowokan).  Such a talented man – here are some of his works.

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Feb 14 14

“A Day in the Life” and “Let the Good Times Roll”

by Sam Kelly

Putting these on my website because I like them!!!! Remembering the good days with GROOVITICUS.

Feb 14 14

Three bargain places for Drummers at Blues Camp 2014

by Sam Kelly

Every year I am really pleased to be part of Blues Camp – 25th to 27th July at Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, Kent.   WE ARE LOOKING FOR DRUMMERS to join Blues Camp 2014.  If you are checking out my website, there are three spaces available at the total price of £385 for the three days all inclusive residential. What a bargain!!! For more information and your chance to apply go NOW to www.bluescampuk.co.uk.   Tell them “Sam sent you!!!!!”
It is such a great weekend – see you there!!

Feb 7 14

ROGER CHAPMAN at Musikconvoy “Leader of Men”

by Sam Kelly

A friend of mine in Germany found this!!  Recognise anyone??

Feb 7 14

Gregor Hilden Allstars Band

by Sam Kelly

I have just returned from a really good one-week tour with the GREGOR HILDEN ALLSTARS BAND in Germany.   Gregor was introduced to me by Axel Lanz, proprietor of Herzog Ernst in Celle in 2012.  So with Gregor’s reputation as one of Germany’s most gifted guitarists, Paul Jobson’s musical talent, Spy Austin’s bass and vocal harmonies, the powerful vocals of Miss Rowena Poole and myself on the pots and pans, the Gregor Hilden Allstars Band hit the road!!!  We have only been back home for a week and have already had two festival appearances confirmed for later this year.  I love my job!!!!