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Thank you for visiting FFAR COTTON PROMOTIONS. Please check out our vast wealth of musical talent available for corporate entertainment, festivals and concerts.  As well as promoting all genres of music at large and small venues,  we also provide live music for many types of sporting events.

NEWS:

DELTA MOON TOUR 2018: Thursday 6th to Thursday 20th September 2018.  A few booking dates still available.

GEOFF ACHISON (AUS) RETURNS TO THE UK: Check out the comprehensive tour schedule from 16th March through 21st April 2018

“Ma Bessie” (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe are playing to sell-out crowds. Celebrating the amazing contribution that Bessie Smith made to the blues with a narrated show and 21 tracks.  Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues” she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.  She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and also had a major influence on jazz singers at that time.


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Check out the official promo

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Cymande video from their promo tour in the States – interview and live performance on KCRW.  See other videos on the “Cymande” page:

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SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE – still funkin’ off them blues

The new SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE album “No Barricades” has been released and selling fast.   Packed with a range of covers and funky blues tracks, this new album combines the musical talents and creativity of MD Paul Jobson (keys/vocals), Tony Qunta (guitar/vocals), Jerome Marcus (percussion/bvs), Richard Sadler (bass/bvs) and  Rowena Poole (vocals), under the production guidance of band leader, Sam Kelly (drums/bvs).   The album also acknowledges the great works of TW Henderson incorporating a selection of tracks from “The Wilderness Years” album.   One of the most powerful tracks entitled “Black & White” has been captured on video:

Fans across the World have waited more than ten years for news of a new SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE album.   “No Barricades” portrays the musical vibe and on-stage camaraderie of this established line-up – at times, showcasing the individual talents of each one of these accomplished musicians yet, within a heartbeat, reverting to a tight unit of exciting entertainment.
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FOWOKAN – Shadow of Rasta CD available now on ITunes

Sample tracks from FOWOKAN’S new CD “Shadow of Rasta” featuring some re-worked Cymande classics combined with original material by Jimmy Lindsay.  FOWOKAN is Sam Kelly, Jimmy Lindsay, Paul Jobson, Spy Austin, Tony Qunta and Jerome Marcus.  Engineered and mixed by Lally. Mastered by Gongger complete Music Services.

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CYMANDE interview on Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show  BBC6 Radio – Saturday 30th May 2015 featuring three live tracks “Brothers on the Slide”, No Weeping (from the new album “A Simple Act of Faith”) and “Crawshay”


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CYMANDE’s FIRST SHOW IN FORTY YEARS – AT LE TRIANON, PARIS ON FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Cymande Alec

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 It is with deep sadness that the members of Cymande mark the passing of our much loved producer, John Schroeder, who died on 31st January 2017.  John has been a great friend, and a totally inspirational producer of the band’s music. He was also a fantastic support to Cymande for more than forty years. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to his wife Diane and to the rest of his family. Long may his memory live on.   Photo: Cymande’s Mike ‘Bammi’ Rose, John Schroeder,  Patrick Patterson, Steve Scipio and Sam Kelly.

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Ma Bessie & her blues troupe  

Date City Venue Country
13/07/18 Ringmead, Bracknell South Hill Arts Centre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £16.50. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Wilde Theatre. With support from The Rag & Moan Men
05/10/18 Bridgwater Bridgwater Arts Centre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBC. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 11-13 Castle Street.
06/10/18 Penzance, Cornwall The Acorn United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBC. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Parade Street.
23/10/18 Hemel Hempstead The Old Town Hall Arts Centre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBC. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 44a High Street.
28/10/18 London, SW16 2BF Hideaway United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBC. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2 Empire Mews, Streatham.

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