30th September 2pm (Doors 1pm)

Sam Kelly's Station House


We welcome back SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE

Station House have been featuring on the U.K. music scene for many years.  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, performing with artists such as Chaka Khan and Taka Boom.  When the venue closed down, Sam Kelly took over the running of the band and, together with some changes in personnel, SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE evolved.

Fast forward to 2009 when Sam re-launched the Band boasting a new line up of SAM KELLY (drums/bvs), PAUL JOBSON (M.D./keys/vocals), RICHARD SADLER (bass), TONY QUNTA (guitar/vocals) and JEROME MARCUS (percussion/bvs).  This format continues to work at venues and festivals all over the U.K. and in Europe.

The band are actively working on this now together with special guest, Rowena Poole on vocals.  Packed with a range of covers and funky blues tracks, this new album also acknowledges the great works of TW Henderson incorporating a selection of tracks from “The Wilderness Years” album. 

During 2016, SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE performed at The Top Secret Blues Festival in Scarborough, The Grainstore Brewery Beer Festival and Blues on The Farm Festival in Chichester.  They have formed the House Band for Paul Jones’ Charity Events at Cranleigh Arts Centre on two occasions now, performing in 2012 with Paul Jones, Imelda May, Robben Ford, Chris Barber, Andy Fairweather Low, Mike Sanchez and in 2015 with Paul Jones, Bernie Marsden, Laurence Jones, Reuben Richards,  Noel McCalla, Katie Bradley & Dudley Ross, Kyla Brox & Danny Blomeley, Debbie Giles, Charlie Wood.

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.  Their 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.

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