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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:

BRING ON THE 2019 FESTIVAL SEASON…… more announced

JAMES & BLACK headline VANN FEST, OCKLEY on Friday 7 June 2019        http://www.vannfest.co.uk/

SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE perform on the main stage at BLUES ON THE FARM FESTIVAL, CANTERBURY on Saturday 15 June 2019     https://bluesonthefarm.com/

JAMES & BLACK main stage at MOSTLY JAZZ, FUNK & SOUL FESTIVAL, BIRMINGHAM on Saturday 13 July 2019 https://mostlyjazz.co.uk/

JAMES & BLACK at UCKFIELD BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL on Friday 26 July 2019 SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE headline at UCKFIELD BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL on Friday 26 July 2019 https://uckfieldbluesandroots.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAMES & BLACK play CAMP BESTIVAL, DORSET on Saturday 27 July 2019   https://www.campbestival.net/

 

MA BESSIE AND HER BLUES TROUPE perform at PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL, CORNWALL on Saturday 27 July 2019 JAMES & BLACK perform at PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL, CORNWALL on Sunday 28 July 2019   https://porteliotfestival.com/

JAMES  & BLACK play ELEVATION 593, DEVON on Friday 2 August 2019  https://www.elevationdevon.uk/

DELTA MOON, PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES, JAMES & BLACK all perform at North Wales Blues & Soul Festival, Mold on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August

 

FFAR COTTON PROMOTIONS are proud to announce that FOUR of our artists will be performing at the 30th Anniversary of  THE GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL IN COLNE (23rd – 25th AUGUST 2019)

JAMES & BLACK The Muni on Friday 23rd August

PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES The Muni on Friday 23rd August

GEOFF ACHISON & THE UK SOULDIGGERS The Hippodrome on Friday 23rd August

MA BESSIE AND HER PIGFOOT BAND The Mini Muni on Saturday 24th August

Tickets available https://www.bluesfestival.co.uk/tickets/

PAUL LAMB & THE KING SNAKES/ PAUL LAMB & CHAD STRENTZ (DUO)

We are thrilled to be working with British blues harmonica player and bandleader, Paul Lamb.  Bookings for 2019 now open for his duo shows with Chad Strentz and his full band shows with “The King Snakes”.   There are many confirmed bookings, tours and Festivals in the diary already for next year – so if you want Paul to bring his “Best Blues Band in Britain” (Blues Matters Magazine) to your hometown, please get in touch.

JAMES & BLACK (USA) www.jamesandblack.org

James & Black have just completed a fantastic debut tour in the UK with drumming legend, Sam Kelly and Richard Sadler on bass .  There are Festival offers and venue bookings already in the pipeline for next summer.  Keep checking in to find out more details.  And if you want to book this amazing band, please do get in touch.


MA BESSIE AND HER BLUES TROUPE

“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.


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

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. 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 powerfultracks entitled “Black & White” has been captured on video.

Delta Moon  

Date City Venue Country
03/08/19 Mold North Wales Blues & Soul Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane.

Geoff Achison  

Date City Venue Country
24/08/19 22210 La Chèze, Côtes d'Armor Blues au Château France
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Geoff Achison solo 16.30 – 17.45
01/09/19 Surrey Private party United Kingdom
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.
11/09/19 Barnstaple The Plough @ St. Anne’s United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: St. Anne’s Arts & Community Centre. Part of the 20th Anniversary UK tour
27/09/19 Ripley, HG3 3AX Ripley Live United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: The Town Hall. Part of the 20th Anniversary UK Tour Buy Tickets

Geoff Achison & the UK Souldiggers  

Date City Venue Country
21/08/19 High Wycombe Dusty’s Blues Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £6. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Holmer Green Sports Association, Holmer Green.
23/08/19 Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NP The Great British R&B Festival United Kingdom
Time: 10:15pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Crown Way. Headlining at The Hippodrome 22.15 – 23.45
24/08/19 22210 La Chèze, Côtes d'Armor Blues au Château France
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers 21.30 – 23.00
25/08/19 22210 La Chèze, Côtes d'Armor Blues au Château France
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. On stage 18.00 – 19.30
27/08/19 Rochester, Kent Bottleneck Blues Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 41 New Road. Part of Geoff Achison & The UK Souldiggers’ 20th Anniversary UK Tour, supported by James & Black

James & Black  

Date City Venue Country
12/07/19 Rutland Grainstore Brewery Beer Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Oakham.
13/07/19 Birmingham Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival United Kingdom
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Moseley Park.
15/07/19 London Pizza Express Live United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £18. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 99 High Holborn.
16/07/19 Broadstairs, CT10 1QQ, Kent Wrotham Arms Blues & Roots Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 9 Ramsgate Road.
23/07/19 Coulsdon CR5 2NF Tuesday Night Music Club United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £11. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 194 Brighton Road.

Ma Bessie & her blues troupe  

Date City Venue Country
27/07/19 Cornwall Port Eliot Festival United Kingdom
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: St. Germans. Exact timings tbc
09/08/19 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre for the Arts United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £14. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Altwood Road. Buy Tickets

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes  

Date City Venue Country
13/07/19 Lyme Regis Marine Theatre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Church Street. Buy Tickets
03/08/19 Mold North Wales Blues & Soul Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Theatr Clwyd, Raikes Lane.
23/08/19 Colne, Lancashire, BB8 9NP The Great British R&B Festival United Kingdom
Time: 8:45pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Crown Way. Playing at The Muni 20.45 – 21.55
24/08/19 Milton Keynes The Stables United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £15. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Stockwell Lane, Wavendon. Buy Tickets

Sam Kelly’s Band  

Date City Venue Country
27/09/19 Harrogate The Blues Cafe Bar United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 4 Montpellier Parade. Buy Tickets

Sam Kelly’s Station House  

Date City Venue Country
26/07/19 Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival United Kingdom
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: Civic Centre, Bellfarm Lane. Friday night line up : JAMES & BLACK 7:30 PM | DANI WILDE BAND 8:30 PM | SAM KELLY ‘S STATION HOUSE 9:30 PM

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