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Aug 18 13

FOWOKAN @ Blues on the Farm Festival, Chichester 22nd June 2013

by Sam Kelly

Fowokan band

REGGAE!!! At a Blues Festival!!  Thank you Julian and Kathy Moore for inviting FOWOKAN to perform at this year’s festival.  The Crowd loved it – and so did we!!!  Also a great photograph by Ken Anstead – occasionally I make it out from behind the kit to front of stage!!

FOWOKAN @ Blues on the Farm Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Samby Ken Anstead

Jun 3 13

Nominated for British Blues Award 2013

by Sam Kelly

I’m honoured to be nominated again this year for a British Blues Award – you guessed it – “Drummer” category.  If there was a “gurning” category, I think I’d stand a good chance!!  In the meantime, if you have the time – here’s the voting link http://www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/vote.htm With my grateful thanks, always

Jun 3 13

Mad Bad & Dangerous – The Drummers’ Tales Part Two

by Sam Kelly

Second part of my interview with Spike Webb

May 28 13

Interview with Spike Webb – author of “Mad Bad & Dangerous”

by Sam Kelly

I had the priviledge of being interviewed by Spike Webb.  We discussed how I got into the music business, the many great musicians that I have been fortunate to perform with as well as introducing my own bands.  Here is part I – hope you enjoy it.  Part II coming soon.

 

May 28 13

Stompin’ Dave’s Blues 3

by Sam Kelly

May 28 13

Vic Hyland, Sam Kelly and Grant Tunbridge @ Pizza Express, Maidstone

by Sam Kelly

Pizza Express Maidstone

Sunday 30th June 2013

Vic Hyland plays the premier jazz venue

Tickets are £14.50 on the day £12.50 in advance, discount for group bookings

Joined by Sam Kelly – Drums and Grant Tunbridge – Bass

The lunch session starts at 12.30 and the evening session starts at 6.30

The bookings are made by table numbers so let me know how many places you require and which session that you would like to go to and I will organise a table.

This is a great venue and we are looking forward to playing!

Contact Vic on 07976405561 or vichyland@msn.com

Remember although Pizza Express is one of the UK’s premier jazz venues spaces are limited so let me know ASAP ………….. look forward to hearing from you.

May 14 13

SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE @ ST. ALBANS BLUES CLUB

by Sam Kelly

Looking forward to performing at St. Albans Blues Club, The Maltings Arts Theatre, St. Albans, AL1 3HL on SATURDAY, 15TH JUNE 2013 preceeded by SAM KELLY’S DRUM WORKSHOP

 

May 5 13

SAM KELLY’S DRUM EXPERIENCE – GIFT VOUCHERS

by Sam Kelly

Gift vouchers now available for Birthdays, Anniversaries and don’t forget – Fathers’ Day (Sunday 16th June)!!! Learning for all ages – from complete beginners to advance level.

 

May 5 13

FOWOKAN – tour update

by Sam Kelly

Just back from a great short-tour in Germany and France.  Played at Barnaby’s Blues Bar, Braunschweig as part of the Honky Tonk Festival then at Herzog Ernst, Celle.  New venue for us on the way back – Le Kilimanjaro in Dunkirk.   We had a great time – made lots of new friends, sold loads of our new “Shadow of Rasta” CD and our style of reggae got a fantastic reception wherever we played.  I am very proud of all the superb musicians in the band  – JIMMY LINDSAY (lead vocals), PAUL JOBSON (M.D./keys/bvs), SPY AUSTIN (bass/bvs), JEROME MARCUS (percussion/bvs) and, depping for Tony Qunta, MICHAEL ‘LALLY’ CAREY (guitar/bvs) .  Check out the photos below – all captured by the very talented Christine Maass.

 

Apr 21 13

CHICAGO BEAU @ BURGHAUSEN JAZZ FESTIVAL

by Sam Kelly

Had a great time at Burghausen Jazz Festival with Chicago Beau – 16th March 2013.  Here are some photos of us “relaxing” over some fine wine and great food!!

With Spy Austin, Nick Pentelow, Tony Qunta, Chicago Beau and Matt Winch

Chicago Beau