Sammy Jo and The Red Flames [Country Folk Pop]
Sammy Jo and The Red Flames made up by Sammy Joe, Yan Townsend, John Marshall and Mark Winter.Sammy-Jo is from Chelmsford in Essex and has been singing since the age of 3 she started off in musical theatre from a young age and as she got to 16 she started to develop a solo career in Country and Western music. From this Sammy-Jo has appeared on the Voice UK in 2016 where she sang 'Juke Box Blues' by June Carter. From this she has sung all over the UK in regular Pubs, Clubs and on Music Festivals. By day Sammy-Jo works as a HV Control Engineer with UK Power Networks.Yan began playing bass in the mid 90’s with indie and cover bands around Oxfordshire. This also included being brought up with his dads record collection, listening to artists like Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Glen Campbell, Carl Perkins, Johnny Burnett, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins. One day he heard the sounds from a Stray Cats CD coming out of a work tent and his love for rock n roll and Rockabilly flourished. He soon created his first rock n roll band. Keeping in touch with his good mate and singer Pat Winn, he joined the band Run Devil Run (UK) in 2011 playing rock n roll, Rockabilly and country. They still play the odd show here and there around the country but mostly around the London area. Venues included the legendary 12 Bar Club, The Dublin Castle, The Spice Of Life and The Fiddlers Elbow. His greatest achievement was going to Nashville in 2015 to play a number of gigs and record with singer songwriter Buzz Cason (Everlasting Love).Johnny grew up in Sydney, Australia on a diet of guitar based rock music. He moved to England in 2005 to seek his fame and fortune. In the U.K., Johnny has played in surf music band Rusty Nails, and rock band The Loser’s Dirty Motorcycle Rock and Roll Band. Aside from music, Johnny likes to ride his motorbike and go jive dancing.Mark is originally from South Africa and moved to England in the 90’s to pursue his musical career. Since moving to England, Mark has played on cruise ships, theatres, festival etc.In 2009 Mark saw an advertisement to join a Shadows Tribute band and is now the “go to” drummer for many Shadows Tribute bands, having played in about dozen of them. One of his biggest achievements was to meet and play with Bruce Welch. In 2013 Mark first met Yan when he joined Run Devil Run. Another great achievement was going to Nashville in 2015 to play and record
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