Award winning funk-soul-blues drummer Sam Kelly... and his band.
Sam Kelly is a professional musician with more than 40 years in the business. His 'Station House' band, originating from London’s 'Station Tavern' in the early nineties. Station House was formed from the concept of an all-black blues band, mixing instinctive funk/soul rhythms with the diversity of the blues. Founder members Sam Kelly, TJ Johnson and Dave Clark were joined by lead singer, Root Jackson. The Band held a monthly residency at the Station Tavern for more than a decade.
Fast forward to 2009 when Sam re-launched the band boasting a new line up of Sam Kelly (drums/bvs), Paul Jobson (MD/keys/vocals), Richard Sadler (bass),Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals) and Jerome Marcus (percussion/bvs) and this format continues to work at venues and festivals all over Europe/UK.
Sam Kelly’s Station House is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. The band’s unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three ‘lead’ singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues. Look out for the brand new Sam Kelly’s Station House album scheduled for release mid-2017.