Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis gig at Framfield
Location: Framfield Memorial Hall The Street, Framfield Uckfield East Sussex TN22 5NR
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7.45 pm
Folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly and banjo player, guitarist, and songwriter, Jamie Francis will play at Framfield Memorial Hall on Thursday, February 6.
Opening the show will be Framfield’s own Simon Joslin, who will perform an eclectic mix of folk, country, and Americana.
Sam Kelly has already recorded and produced more than ten acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and air play on BBC Radio 2 and 3 and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports.
As a child he spent many a night listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing songs, and play tunes on his melodeon.
His awe and passion for Celtic music, coupled with a love of heavy riff of classic rock and blues, and a voice described by Mike Harding as ‘one of my favourite voices ever’ has led Sam to produce some of the most exciting music on the British folk scene in recent years.
Folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman and Cara Dillon have waxed lyrical about Sam’s live set and he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Sam and Jamie are both based in Bristol and met at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
Jamie Francis started gigging at the age of 12 and grew up surrounded by the blues music popular in his home town of Maryport and the Irish folk music played by his father. His playing and songwriting styles reflect these varied influences.
Jamie received a 1st Class BA Cons in Music Performance at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
He has played all over the world and has also played live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 3, played in Seth Lakeman’s band and supported folk legends such as Cara Dillon and Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts.
At the Framfield show expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals.
There will be no bar so bring your own booze and snacks.