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Nov 11 13


by Sam Kelly

TUESDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2013   Tickets £13   Doors 19.45

Looking forward to this one – playing at the Hawth in Crawley with Papa George guesting and Spy Austin on bass.   Hope to see you there.


Nov 11 13

Deutscher Rock & Pop Preis 2013

by Sam Kelly

I feel very honoured to have been invited back on the panel of Judges for this year’s German Rock & Pop Awards.  It is an exciting event with many new bands and artists.  Not an easy task!!!!

Deutsche Rock & Pop

Oct 16 13

Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers

by Sam Kelly

Enjoying a great tour in Germany – check out this video from Village Live, Habach – what a gig!!!!

Oct 2 13


by Sam Kelly

Australian guitarist/vocalist, Geoff Achison has just arrived in the UK to commence his 13th tour.  He has four dates here before starting a 3-week tour in Germany.  Geoff’s UK Souldiggers are myself, Paul Jobson (keys) and Spy Austin (bass).

UK tour dates are:

Friday 4th October at Towcester Live, Towcester Rugby Club

Saturday 5th October at The Brasenose Arms, Cropredy

Monday 7th October at The Golden Eagle, Southsea

Tuesday 8th October at the Pizza Express in Maidstone

For more details, please check out the Gigs page on my website.    Here’s a video of the Band in action:


Sep 29 13

Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers

by Sam Kelly

Australian guitarist/vocalist,  Geoff Achison, is over in the UK for his 13th tour commencing 3rd October 2013.  I am part of his “UK Souldiggers” band with Spy Austin and Paul Jobson.  Geoff has US Souldiggers and Australian Souldiggers.  There are only four U.K. dates this year, then we head off to Germany for two-and-a-half weeks.  Hope you can make it down to one of the gigs.


Sep 29 13

New project with LISA MARINI

by Sam Kelly

Really excited to be involved in this new recording project with Lisa Marini.  Here we are relaxing at Willow Studios in Harrow with Jerome Marcus, James Reece, Lisa and me.  Watch this space!!!!!


Sep 29 13

Blues in the City Festival

by Sam Kelly

Organised by Nick Garner in and around Essex Venues and supporting the Helen Rollason Charity.  Thank you Nick for all your hard work in putting together a great 4-day event.

Thursday 26th September at New Crawdaddy Club with the “Super Group”: Papa George, Val Cowell, Pete Stroud, Richard Hayes and myself with Nick and Tim Aves guesting on harp and Greg on sax.  Fantastic night!!

Super group

Friday 27th September at Chelmsford Social Club with my SAM KELLY’S BLUES BAND….

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…. and also with SERIOUS BLUES

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Sep 29 13

British Blues Awards 2013

by Sam Kelly

I was very proud to receive “runner-up” in the British Blues Awards 2013 “Drummer” Category.  Here I am being presented with the certificate by Colin Etches from Trent Sound Radio.

with Colin Etches

Colin is going to interview me and showcase my STATION HOUSE band on Friday 6th December from 7 – 10 pm then we perform at “Blues in Farnsfield” on Saturday 7th December.  Also playing at Clowne Rock and Blues Club on Sunday 8th December.


Sep 7 13


by Sam Kelly

Screenshot_2013-08-20-20-21-11I had a great time at Blues Camp again this year.  Next year’s dates have already been fixed – 25th, 26th and 27th July 2014.  It’s in my diary already!!



Sep 6 13

FOWOKAN Summer Tour – Germany 2013

by Sam Kelly

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FOWOKAN had a really successful Summer Tour in Germany, promoting our new CD “Shadow of Rasta” and making new friends.

Our first night (Saturday 27th July) was at a Private Party in Celle.











Sunday 28th – rest day for the Band enjoying some generous hospitality at a Garden Party in Celle.

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Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th July at Herzog Ernst, Celle.  Photo from a collection taken by our good friend, Christine Maass.fowokan celle









Wednesday 31st July at Music Star, Norderstedt – fantastic video put together by Wolfgang and the team.

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Thursday 1st August at Club Am DonnerstagScreenshot_2013-09-07-01-23-43-1 Screenshot_2013-09-07-01-23-22-1


Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August at Barnaby’s Blues Bar – finding time to BBQ!!

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Sunday 4th August at Street Life Festival, Leverkusen – really great day and a wonderful end to our tour.

leverkusen night