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Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis Head Out on Short Autumn Tour

Aug 26, 2022

Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis have been musical collaborators since they met at music college in Brighton in 2010. They are the main writing team behind acclaimed folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, and have garnered a reputation as one of the most high-class and influential duos to come out of the UK folk scene in recent years.

Both successful musicians in their own right – Sam plays guitar in Kate Rusby’s band and works as a record producer and Jamie is known as one of the UK’s foremost banjo players, publishing a book and multiple online lessons for Deering Banjos. Sam & Jamie signed a publishing deal with Wipe Out Music in 2016, and have a varied and successful writing portfolio with the company, having their music used on Sky Sports, Channel 4, Sky Arts, BBC Two, BA flights and more.

Expect to hear traditional folk songs and tunes from the British Isles and USA, with high-octane instrumental performances and incredible vocals, as well as original material from both artists, all tempered with a dash of self-deprecating humour. Broadcaster Mike Harding described Sam as ‘one of my favourite singers ever’ and legendary guitarist Martin Simpson described Jamie as ‘an annoyingly good banjo player!’, so this show is not one to miss!

Here’s a sneak peak of them performing at The Ram Club in 2020

Tour Dates as Follows:

22nd September 2022 Theatr Twm o’r Nant, Denbigh, North Wales

23rd September 2022  Saffron Hall, SAFFRON WALDEN

24th September 2022  Deepdale Festival

4th October 2022  Dartford Folk Club

5th October 2022 Camden Club

For further information and ticket links visit:

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