Sam Kelly is a professional musician with more than 40 years’ experience and his “Station House” band has been a feature of the UK music scene for many years.
Originating from London’s “Station Tavern” in the early nineties, Station House was formed as 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.
In 2009 Sam re-launched the band with a new line up of: Sam Kelly, Paul Jobson, Richard Sadler, Tony Qunta and Jerome Marcus. In 2016, a third singer, Rowena Poole, joined Sam Kelly’s Station House and this line-up continues to work tour around the venues and festivals of the UK and Europe to this day.
Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. The band’s unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk.