“Sam Kelly … I just love. 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. Sam’s absolutely great, he’s going to go places.” Kate Rusby
One of the most exciting bands to have entered the UK folk scene in the past twenty years, The Lost Boys is the brainchild of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam Kelly. The Lost Boys band has gained a reputation as one of the best live acts in the UK and they have packed out festival tents and venues the world over since they started in 2016.
With the virtuosic talents of Jamie Francis (banjo), Graham Coe (cello), Toby Shaer (whistles/fiddle), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (drums), The Lost Boys have become known for their eclectic and innovative reworking of traditional songs and tunes from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA, as well as stunning original music and the occasional surprise classic rock cover.
Described by Seth Lakeman as ‘one of the best bands on the scene’ and by broadcaster Mark Radcliffe as ‘amazing, thrilling music’, expect to hear uplifting melodies, soaring harmonies and high-octane instrumental performances of the highest calibre – all lead by Sam’s stunning vocals and tempered with a dash of cheeky humour. After the critically acclaimed album ‘Pretty Peggy’ saw them nominated for best group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2018, The Lost Boys released their new album of brand new material, ‘The Wishing Tree’ in summer 2021.
Sam Kelly is also available as a duo with Jamie Francis, and a trio for selected shows. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.
“an assured and polished debut album which showcases a wide range of Sam Kelly’s undoubted talents as a singer/songwriter gifted with a musical maturity beyond his years. It more than justifies his growing reputation as a performer and deserves to bring him and his band to the attention of a much bigger audience” Folk Radio
“Really fabulous stuff” Mark Radcliffe
“The Lost Boys is an outstanding debut album.” Bright Young Folk
“This is the album that the folk world has been awaiting… The Lost Boys is going to be huge.” Folking.com
“A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously…Check him out!” Sean Lakeman