Forged from their time together in “Cymande”, the legendary British funk band, FOWOKAN re-unites core member Sam Kelly (drums/bvs) with lead vocalist, Jimmy Lindsay. In 2009 Jimmy performed at The British Lovers Rock Show where he received an Award for his contribution to Lovers Rock and British Black Music. With a lengthy legacy in the UK and international music scenes, Jamaican-born drummer, Sam Kelly, is highly respected for his musical ability across all genres including reggae, R&B, soul, jazz and funk. FOWOKAN is also Paul Jobson (Boney M, Ben E. King, Joss Stone – MD/keyboards/vocals), Richard Sadler (bass), Tony Qunta (‘Odyssey’, Mervyn Afrika, Cheryl Alleyne – guitar/vocals), Michael ‘Lally’ Carey (guitar/vocals) and Jerome Marcus (Zigaboo Modeliste, Imelda May – percussion/bvs). Each of these musicians brings their own history of great performances and collaborations.
The members of FOWOKAN have performed live at the London Jazz Festival Stratford, The Jazz Café London, The BBC Soul Britannia All Stars Tour and One Love Festival. FOWOKAN have also supported OSIBISA at Fairfield Halls, Croydon as part of the African Music Festival. The band have been successfully touring in Europe over recent years including France, Holland, Germany and Austria. They have an established fan base across the U.K.