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"Welcome, and thank you for taking time to visit my site."
My thoughts at the start of this New Year.....
I'm hoping to record again this year, but maybe something a bit different. Life is so hectic, and often stressful... music can be such a healing medium, to calm our troubled souls. It's been something I've thought of doing for a while, and I'm blessed to have some very talented musician friends, who I may call upon, to help make an instrumental album....something which will just wash over the listener, to be calming and inspiring. That's my aim for this year's musical project! I just need to make some time now, away from housework and jobs, to get creative!!
The 'Church Lee Sampson Band' is getting geared up for more gigs this year, so if you enjoy a bit of foot tapping country bluesy tunes, then please do get in touch....featuring songs from Dylan, JJ Cale, and many others. We are a trio featuring Ben Church on acoustic/slide/electric guitar, harmonica & vocals, Gareth Sampson on bass, and myself on acoustic & vocals. Sometimes joined too by the lovely Sarah Street Humphries on percussion. We don't take up too much space, and play at a comfortable noise level!!
.......or you can just book little ol' me, and my guitar..... singing a mixture of classic covers, with a few of my originals thrown into the mix....sometimes I can be joined by my fab violinist friend, Mary Pitchford, or my other friends Lol Cook, or Chewie on guitar. Pretty flexible really....
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or the contact Carol page. x
Poster design: CHEWIE UPCOMING GIGS:
6th Feb - The Anchor Pub, Kempsey 9pm
13th Feb - Private Function
27th Feb - New monthly Open Mic Music Night at The Anchor Pub, Kempsey. 9pm
19th Mar - Green Dragon, Malvern (CLS) 9pm
17th April - The Chestnut, Worcs (CLS) 6pm
30th April - Red Lion, Stifford's Bridge 9pm
9th July - Private Function
23rd July - Green Dragon, Malvern (CLS) 9pm
I'm thrilled that 3 of my songs over the last year or so have been picked as tracks of the week on BBC Hereford & Worcester, featured by their 'Introducing' programme.....exciting to have heard them played every day for the week!
'Rosaleen' (Aug 14) 'Seeing You' (Aug 15) and 'Here for You' (Nov 15)
**All my songs are available on all the major music download and streaming sites worldwide......so please look me up!**
It took just 4 weeks of sales, to exceed the goal of £500 - and we reached an amazing £1,354.36 by Christmas.....so a great big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting this project!
Had some fun , co presenting the Weds night Choice Radio programme, at Worcester Royal Hospital, with Dave Webber - a first for me! Lovely to share some of my favourite tracks from years gone by!
Photo by Julie-Anne Goode
*Our recent Charity Concert in aid of Cancer Research UK was a fantastic success, and was filled to capacity! We raised £601.73!
Absolutely thrilled....thank you to everyone who participated and supported us!
Photos by Julie-Anne Goode
Back in the summer of last year, I spent a few days back in my home island of Jersey, where I had the privilege of chatting to the lovely Cathy Le Feuvre on BBC Radio Jersey - here is the interview......
'Hallelujah is our Song'
Charity Single, in aid of Cancer Research UK
(I am still fundraising through the sale of this CD)
Latest update: we have raised over £1, 500 through the sale of this CD, and have way exceeded my original goal of £1,000 through people's kind donations......... THANK YOU SO MUCH!
(It was a really sad day, when Gill lost her battle on 5th January last year, but she had been so encouraged, knowing that the money raised would be helping people like her in the future...... I can still hear her saying now....
'ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!' ............ x)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!