Kelly Moneymaker

Kelly Moneymaker

 Sherman Oaks, California, USA
BandRockBlues

Kelly Moneymaker blues-based rock CD, "Race Against The Sky" is an unfolding journey for listeners with bluesy, soulful ballads to crank-it-up rock! This is a phenomenal CD an experience not to be missed.

Biography

Alaskan-born, soulful rock powerhouse, Kelly Moneymaker, is surrounded by an incredibly talented band of musicians--Herman Matthews on drums (Tower of Power), Michael Mennell on bass (Kenny Loggins), Lenny Castro on percussion (Rolling Stones), Gabriel Moses (Macy Gray) & Bruce Watson (Foreigner) on guitars and guest keyboardist, Kim Bullard (Elton John).

Kelly Moneymaker & In The Black creates a fresh sound with a nod to classic rock. Their new cd, "Race Against The Sky" is an unfolding journey for listeners. From soulful ballads to crank-it-up rock to tribal influenced epics...this is a phenomenal band, cd and an experience not to be missed.

Engineered by Shin Miyazawa (Colbie Collait), Jorge Velasco (Macy Gray) & Frank Rosato (Peter Frampton)

Curt Schneider (Five For Fighting); Alternate mixes by Ryan Freeland (2013 Grammy Winner, Bonnie Raitt)

Mastered by four-time Grammy Winner, Gavin Lurssen (Lurssen Mastering)

What People Are Saying About Kelly Moneymaker & In The Black:

"I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the release of Kelly's new album. The girl opens her mouth and it's an insta-celebration! It's like someone put Janis Joplin, Etta James & Tina Turner into a blender & came up with a stunning Kelly Kocktail! Give me more because I'm parched!" -- Paul Antonelli, Grammy Winning Music Supervisor & Associate Director, NBC's Days of Our Lives

"THAT VOICE! I swear this woman is channeling Janis Joplin! I'm blown away EVERY TIME I see Kelly live...and can't wait til the next time!" -- Lisa Foxx, Radio Host www.1043myfm.com

"With her wildly energetic and ultimately sexy voice, Kelly Moneymaker bring life to all her music! She captivates an audience while moving the listener through new worlds of beautiful story-telling and melody." -- Dan Silver, Producer Silver Sessions; Sr. Creative Director RipTide Music

"Moneymaker is one bizarre, strangely seductive singer-songwriter with a voice and an album that demands to be listened to." -- Music Scene Magazine

"Kelly Moneymaker and her band, In the Black, were AMAZING! Kellys soulful voice is phenomenal and it was great to have her and her talented band open up the City of Palm Deserts Fall Concert Series." -- Amy Lawrence, Special Programs Dept./City of Palm Desert

Lyrics

Race Against The Sky

Written By: Kelly Moneymaker

Shimmering water reflecting light
You blink and in a moment, the world is whipping by
Standing here, next to you, nothing else matters
I can't speak, I might ruin it all
Ooo race against the sky
Golden light and mystery, race against the sky
Chasing echoes beyond the sun
Wait for the majestic to come undone
Standing here, next to you, nothing else matters
I can't speak, I might ruin it all
Ooo race against the sky
Golden light and mystery, race against the sky
All that's left to come, adventure on the run wakes me every morning
Figures up ahead crashing to an end, but I'll keep on going
Chorus Out

Black Magic In Blue Jeans

Written By: Kelly Moneymaker

The moment I met you, I knew you were trouble
for my heart and to my mind
I seem to have talent for trouble
it's never been too hard to find
you are an unpredictable mystery
you're delicious, dangerous and sexy
You're everything I want you to be...black magic in blue jeans
The moment I met you, I felt it comin'
that low-rollin' feeling down in my bones
when you looked at me, I knew you were someone
who could see deep down into my soul
you are an unpredictable mystery
you're delicious, dangerous and sexy
You're everything I want you to be...black magic in blue jeans
The way you move your hips, you're like a hurricane comin'
and when you smile at me, baby
Oh you know damn well, I'm under your spell
The moment I met you, I felt it comin'
That low-rollin' feelin down in my bones
when you looked at me, I knew you were someone
who could see deep down into my soul
you are an unpredictable mystery
you're delicious, dangerous and sexy
You're everything I want you to be...black magic in blue jeans

Hello Beauty

Written By: Kelly Moneymaker

I was told once upon a time one of the greatest gifts of life would be to plant a seed, watch it grow & watch it bloom. I wasn't listening. I didn't want to hear such things. I did not understand the meaning or the joy you'd bring. Hello beauty, my beauty, you're so beautiful. My heart overflows with a love I've never known. Hello beauty, my beauty you're so beautiful from your smile down to your soul, I hope you know you're beautiful. Those penetrating eyes have lived a thousand lives and when you look at me I know you see what I try to hide. Every time you hold me tight, you make me wanna cry. I can finally set free all the love I have inside. Hello beauty, my beauty, you're so beautiful. My heart overflows with a love I've never known. Hello beauty, my beauty you're so beautiful from your smile down to your soul, I hope you know you're beautiful. You are the never-ending love letter I get to read every night. You're my gift, you are my treasure, you're my light. Hello beauty, my beauty, you're so beautiful. My heart overflows with a love I've never known. Hello beauty, my beauty you're so beautiful from your smile down to your soul, I hope you know you're beautiful.

Swampy Things

Written By: Kelly Moneymaker

Streetcar named Desire dropped me down 'nto the fire. A front door on bourbon street, hypnotized by a melody. Feeling the heat, we've got to meet, down on the bayou so we can do swampy things. Catfish deeply fried, saucy hot steamy night. No escape from voodoo love. You can't never get enough. Feelin' the heat, we've got to meet down on the bayou so we can do swampy things. I've got some hoodoo woohoo voodoo going on. I've got some hoodoo woohoo voodoo going on. I've got some hoodoo woohoo voodoo going on. Yeah! Third eye might not see. I can tell whatcha need. The message from your body is smokin' I've got some hoodoo wooohoo voodoo going on. I've got some hoodoo boohoo voodoo going on. I've got some hoodoo woohoo voodoo going on.

Discography

Kelly's Highlights

Former Member of Platinum Pop Trio, Exposé.

As a Writer/Producer/Performer:
Love Theme for Bo & Hope on NBC's Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Love Songs CD
International Songwriter's Competition & Independent Music Awards Finalist 
Placements on Gray's Anatomy, American Pie Naked Mile, Guitar Hero, Gossip Girl, Hawaii 5-0, Burn Notice, Sony's Play Station 2, Confessions of a Go-Go Girl, Teen Cribs, Parenthood, The Heat 2013 Official Trailer with Melissa McCarthy & Sandra Bullock & more.
Music Supervisor/Music Editor - Venice The Series Season 3
Theme Song for The Grove 2013
Riptide Music 2006-Present

Kelly has shared stages and/or studios with:  Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, Enya, Exposé, Diana Ross, Jewel, Meatloaf, Ringo Starr, Keith Urban, Johnny Winter, Phillip Walker & more...

Other Features on TV/Commercials:  Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Bold & The Beautiful, Without A Trace, CSI Miami, Nissan, Sony Playstation 2, O'Douls, America's Next Top Model and more...

2013 - New CD "Race Against The Sky" Official Release Date October 1st, 2013!

Touring Band - Jen Leigh (George Clinton & Pfunk - guitar), Wade Biery (Glen Frey - bass), KW Miller (America's Next Top Model - keys), Dennis Morehouse (Gilby Clark - drums)

Set List

Race Against The Sky CD:
Swampy Things
Eyes
Best Kind of Friend
Black Magic In Blue Jeans
Hello Beauty
Drivin' In The Rain
Get Your Love On
Fall In Love or Bring It On Home
Bang A Drum
No No No
Race Against The Sky
Stone In My Shoe (Like A Blackbird CD)
Dripping (Through The Basement Walls CD)
Descending (Through The Basement Walls CD)
Wang Dang Doodle (Blues Cover)
Spoonful (Blues Cover)
Shake Your Moneymaker (Blues Cover)