Sam Kelly’s Station House “No Barricades” Tour, plus support, Rae Elias

Sat 27th October, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Sam Kelly's Station House "No Barricades" Tour, plus support, Rae Elias

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Tagged in: Blues, Funk

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“No Barricades” is a seriously good album by some of the best – and I mean best – musicians in the UK. Or anywhere, come to that” Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

Sam Kelly is a professional musician with more than 40 years in the business. His “Station House” band has been featuring on the UK 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 and 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). In 2016, a third “lead singer”, Rowena Poole, joined Sam Kelly’s Station House 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, Labi Siffre, TW Henderson, 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.

Rae Elias

Rae Elias is a young West Country singer/songwriter (making her debut at Chapel Arts) whose compositions reference diverse musical influences ranging from soul and blues through to country – all performed in her individual vocal style. She has been working on new material with Bath-based guitarist Neil Etheridge and they will be performing a selection of these together with songs from Rae’s self-titled EP recorded in the Spring.

Song 1 | Rae Elias & Neil Etheridge from Benjamin R on Vimeo.

Song 2 | Rae Elias & Neil Etheridge from Benjamin R on Vimeo.