9:30 pm

April 26, 2019

The Fred Hampton Appreciation Society is an eight-piece band based in north-west London who

make music to move your head, heart and feet.

Their name honours the Chicago Black Panther chairman who was murdered aged just 21 in

1969. The debut album ‘Songs of Love and Resistance’ came out in October 2017.

Outstanding lead vocalist Pamela Nyambo grew up in Leicester of Zimbabwean heritage. She has

a uniquely attractive voice honed in Gospel choirs of her youth.

Bass player Ronnie Maxwell is a tennis coach by day and veteran of the Reggae Philharmonic


Guitarist, writer, producer and arranger Rick Blackman has written songs recently for Rumer

and has previous albums with Grantura.

Trumpet expert Dawid Fredryck gained a music degree in Poland before seeking professional

success with a wide variety of London-based musicians.

Roger Milton on saxophone is a gardener by trade who nurtured the band’s keyboard wizard

– his currently16 year-old son Laurie ‘Kid Fingers’ Milton.

James Connor joined the band most recently on percussion and backing vocals.

The drummer is Nick Grant a visual arts educator, passionate connoisseur of all that is music,

and founder of the band.

The band are on the Public Sector Records label, and can be found on YouTube, Facebook

and SoundCloud. They also support Love Music Hate Racism events.