The newly formed group, Audri & Aaron, is wasting no time getting their name and music out to the world. Formed in April, 2010, this acoustic/soul/pop duo has already found their musical niche with influences from artists such as Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Colbie Caillat, Michael Buble and Henry Wolfe. The group consists of Audri Lucasey on vocals and violin, and Aaron Kellim on vocals, guitar and piano. The two teamed up while attending college, having many music and vocal performance classes together. The group hails from Alton, IL.
Even though Audri & Aaron already have a mature, professional sound, the pair has different paths that have led them to this point. Aaron has been in several different bands over the years, the most recent being One Lone Car, in which he shared the stage and traveled with such bands as the Gin Blossoms, Switchfoot, One Republic, the B-52s, Chuck Berry, and many other amazing artists. His group Bear Hug Jersey also had music featured on MTV’s “The Hills.” Audri gained a lot of her experience through musicals and a long history of writing lyrics and music for both secular and non-secular works. She was previously working on her own recordings before being introduced to Aaron. Audri has a lyrical gift that one could not possibly be taught.
After shortly over a month together, Audri & Aaron had already written 5 songs together; 3 of which were recorded by the two during down time at school. In the short month that followed, the two were accepted as 1 of 6 bands to play the “Big Gig” at the Alton Amphitheatre. They have also written 4 more songs, and have many more already in the works. The two were also featured at the Lewis & Clark Freshman/Sophomore Recital, where audiences got their first taste of what’s to come from these talented musicians and song writers.
If there is one thing that isn’t lacking in this group, it is tremendous hard work. The group is currently working on their first album; of which, 8 songs have already been written in a three-month span. They are also working on booking shows throughout the summer and into the fall. The group plans on eventually hitting the road for some extended travel throughout the US. If Audri & Aaron continue at the rate that they have started, some of these goals will come faster than planned. Audri & Aaron can be contacted at email@example.com or through their MySpace page (www.myspace.com/audriaaron) or YouTube page (www.youtube.com/theaudriaaron).