"Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing" Cara Dillon
"One of the most interesting voices on the folk scene...He has a fine and powerful voice but with subtle delicacy too...I think this guy is absolutely brilliant" Mike Harding
"Really fabulous stuff" Mark Radcliffe
"A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. 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. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music.
The reviews say it all:"A spell-binding evening of intense country blues, passionately performed".
"These guys transport you to another time, another place - they sure know where their hearts lie"
These long standing co-vocalists with The Blues Band get a big buzz out of taking things down a level, simplifying the music a little, and plying their trade as a duo, thus imbuing their very own personal and individual approaches to a dynamic, rootsy and exhilarating set of Country Blues. Venues large and small have been hushed and then enraptured by the sense of ‘old times’ in the Mississippi Delta.
Bristol’s own a cappella combo, Kettle Of Fish, are back! Following their spectacular performance last January, they’ve been busy working on brand new material. They will be joined on stage by all-new special guest star singers.
Kettle of Fish were born from David Yapp’s desire to arrange and sing the more unusual songs of the popular idiom. He enlisted his singing friends Adam Barber (co arranger), Neil Bett, John Drowley, Jorge Sved, and more recently, newest member, Tom Allen. Having added many new arrangements during their musical evolution, their repertoire now ranges from the well-known and well-loved to the comical and the undiscovered gems, the witty and the moving, the sublime and most definitely the ridiculous. Tom Waits, John Grant, Sister Sledge, Prince, They Might Be Giants, Dean Martin and other lesser known artists form the strangest line-up that would ever be seen at Glastonbury but will quite probably all make appearances at a Kettle Of Fish gig.
At times strangely beautiful, at other times beautifully strange and often just silly, this is a night of a cappella wonders.
Last years gig sold out so book early to avoid disappointment!
“One word - Brilliant !”
“A really great evening of beauty, comedy and originality all in good measure! Loved it”