Sam Kelly and his band The Lost Boys will shortly be playing Bristol as part of their UK tour.
Having already recorded and produced over 10 records, multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio, and having his music featured on Sky TV, it’s hard to believe that 25-year-old Bristol based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing on the folk scene for 5 years.
As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. This child-like awe and passion for traditional music, coupled with a love for the heavy riffs of classic rock and blues and a singing voice described by Mike Harding as ‘one of my favourite voices ever’ has led Sam on to producing some of the most exciting music on the British folk scene in recent years.
With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set with his dynamic trio (comprising Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on drums) it’s no surprise that there was a stir of excitement in the folk scene for Sam’s debut album.
Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, ridiculous anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, when Sam and The Lost Boys play a show at Bristol’s Wardrobe Theatre on March 6.
- Visit samkelly.org for more details.