24th November 2pm (Doors 1pm)

Sam Kelly's Station House


SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE has 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).  In 2016, lead singer ROWENA POOLE, joined SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE. This format continues to work at venues and festivals all over the U.K. and in Europe.

Fans across the World have waited more than ten years for news of a new SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE album.   “No Barricades” has now been released, crammed with original arrangements and funky blues tracks.  The new album also acknowledges the great works of TW Henderson, incorporating a selection of tracks from “The Wilderness Years” album.   

During 2018, SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE will be performing at the Great British R&B Festival in Colne, The Grainstore Brewery Beer Festival, Secret Widget Festival on the Isle of Wight, Big Blues Festival in Southport and on the P&O Blues Review.

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.

In 2013/2014 members of SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE  worked with Zigaboo Modeliste on his UK and European tour dates and with Chicago Beau at Jazzwoche Burghausen 2013.

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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