Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis – 27th October 2018

We are delighted to welcome Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis for a return concert on 27 October, at the usual time of 7pm.

For full booking instructions, including suggested donations, please have a look at our concerts page.

Multi-award-winning folk musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis first met at university in Brighton in 2010 and started performing around Brighton as a duo, playing folk and blues songs. They have become two of the most respected and innovative musicians on the British folk scene, and are the main songwriting partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys.

They continue to play together throughout the UK at folk clubs, music venues and festivals, performing inventive interpretations of tunes and songs (in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures). An evening of most pleasurable musical entertainment is guaranteed!

You can find out more about them by visiting Sam Kelly’s website.

Sam and Jamie performed for Maxability a few years ago. The event proved so popular that, ever since, audience members have been entreating us to bring them back! The enforced cancellation of our previously scheduled ensemble has enabled us to oblige, and thankfully the lads were not booked to play elsewhere that night!

Their work has attracted numerous rave reviews. Here are just a few edited highlights:

About Sam Kelly:

‘What a beautiful singer. He has that really rare male voice, that soft-edged tone, you know those beautiful tenor voices of the 30’s and 40’s… it really draws you in.’
Kate Rusby, fRoots magazine (on the ‘next big thing’).

‘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

‘Amazing, thrilling music.’
Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2 Folk Show

‘A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously… Check him out!’
Sean Lakeman

About Jamie Francis:

‘Fantastic banjo player’
Mike Harding, the Mike Harding Folk Show

‘Stealing the banjo from the clutches of Mumford and Sons’
Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, BBC Radio 2

‘Exemplary Banjo’
Folkradio.co.uk

‘Superb banjo picking’
Folkall.blogspot.co.uk

Don’t take our word for it – have a look for yourselves!



Maxability’s courses include several techniques, giving you an all-purpose ceramic ‘toolkit’ that will enable you to make anything you can think of, from simple bowls, cups and plates to big vases and unique sculptural pieces.

Maxability’s courses include several techniques, giving you an all-purpose ceramic ‘toolkit’ that will enable you to make anything you can think of, from simple bowls, cups and plates to big vases and unique sculptural pieces. At one of the first sessions you can learn how to make a pich pot.
Here you can see how it is made by Maxability’s teacher- highly skilled and experienced ceramicist- Vinicius Les (Colour & Clay).

Join us, we still have spaces: Email bookings@maxability.org.uk
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We’ve still got some places on our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ceramics classes, for learning and physically disabled adults, as well as all other adults.

We’ve still got some places on our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ceramics classes, for learning and physically disabled adults, as well as all other adults. Join us and our highly talented teacher, Vinicius Les, to learn all about ceramics and take home your wonderful creations. We’re not-for-profit and our classes are heavily subsidised so it’s brilliant value. For more info, email classes@maxability.org.uk

At Maxability we work with and for disabled adults, to help increase their life quality by enabling them to realise and develop their creative potential through ceramics classes.

At Maxability we work with and for disabled adults, to help increase their life quality by enabling them to realise and develop their creative potential through ceramics classes. Our classes are led by a highly skilled and experienced ceramicist and assistant, and give participants 1:1 support to create their own pieces. Contact us to find out more about our courses and to book into an intro session.