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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.

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Aug 18 13

Sam Kelly’s Station House & Friends at Ealing Festival 21st July 2013

by Sam Kelly

Sam Kelly’s Station House with Paul Jobson, Spy Austin, Tony Qunta and Jerome Marcus.  With special guests: Lisa Marini – photograph by Wendy Auldlisa ealing wendy

Rowena Poole – photography by Wendy Auld

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Frankie Connolly – photo by CarolAnn Photography

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Jimmy Lindsay – photo by CarolAnn Photography

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Aug 18 13

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

by Sam Kelly

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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






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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 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

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


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