Following his double appearance at the Costa del Folk last October with his Trio and with Changing Room, Sam Kelly returns by popular acclaim in October 2017 with his six-piece band, The Lost Boys.
This was the title of for Sam’s much-acclaimed debut album which provided the stimulus for taking the studio band on the road, combining the talents of the original trio of Sam, Jamie Francis and Evan Carson with the addition of Ciaran Algar, Graham Coe and Toby Shaer.
Coming from a family largely made up of Norfolk dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience of singing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians, and his meandering musical journey has ranged from reaching the final of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent as a teenager, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development Scheme. Whether playing to 13 million people on prime-time television, or to 10 people in a tiny pub, Sam’s child-like fascination with music shines through, and his passion for discovering and rekindling the sounds of his musical heritage has gained him the respect of peers and audiences worldwide.
In the space of three years, Sam has fulfilled his early promise as one of the most exciting young prospects on the UK folk scene and gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show.
“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
“I think this guy is absolutely brilliant… His voice is beyond sublime.” Mike Harding
“A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously…Check him out!” Sean Lakeman