Kelly Brock

Kelly Brock

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Kelly Brock is a Vancouver Singer/Songwriter and a Roots-Rocker who has produced four indie CD's to date. Her songs have been place on many TV shows including Smallville, Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia, the Surreal Gourmet, The Chris Isaak Show.

Biography

Growing up in the suburbs of Vancouver in the 1970’s, Kelly remembers being addicted to the sounds that were coming out of her parent’s radio and eight-track player. In the car, on the living room stereo and on her bedroom portable am/fm radio, the sounds of the 70’s was the soundtrack to her formative years. The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Linda Ronstandt and Fleetwood Mac wove their way into Brock’s musical subconscious at a very tender age. Kelly and her three younger sisters would dance around the living room while listening to her Mother’s favorite country records, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Gordon Lightfoot while her Dad loved to crank up the Beatles and any old soulful R&B classics.

Fast-forward to the mid-80’s when Brock graduated from high-school to join her first band, The Lost Durangos. The group which was also influenced by the 70’s and 80’s country-rock movement (Gram Parsons, The Byrds, Lone Justice) released their critically acclaimed 12 inch disc, Evil Town and hit the road across Canada, performing at clubs and universities while topping college radio charts. After leaving the Durangos, Brock did a brief stint with new-wave rockers, Innocent 3 which saw them winning CFOX’s Seeds competition providing them an opportunity to work with Paul Hyde and Brian Macleod.

When Brock decided to go solo over a decade ago, she had no idea that after years of playing in bands, writing songs and singing her heart out night after night that she would still be just as enthusiastic and excited about music today as she was when she was growing up. That enthusiasm has led her to write and create three independent CD’s to date along with her fourth disc, Rebel Kind, released this year on Pacific Music/Warner Music Canada. Along with recording her own original material, Brock has also cut her teeth and paid her dues singing cover tunes at nightclubs, casinos and private functions. With three successful indie CD’s under her belt, Brock’s self-penned and co-written tracks have been heard and seen on Canadian radio/video stations, been featured on many film and television programs and have been included on several compilation soundtracks. Her presence on the internet has also been very strong with her website, kellybrock.com seeing over five millions hits.

Brock latest CD release, Rebel Kind is the disc that she is so far, the most proud of. After many years of performing and making music, she feels that she is finally at the top of her game. Her years of experience have paid off. With help from her co-producer, Craig Zurba, Brock has co-penned ten of the twelve tracks and has enlisted the support of fellow singers, Barney Bentall, Dustin Bentall and Barry Mathers (of The Cruzeros) along with song-writer, Jeff Cohen (co-writer on Big and Rich's "Holy Water” which went # 1 on both CMT and GAC video charts), who co-write the track, Vegas with Kelly. The 12 tracks are infectious and inspiring and the closing track, “Heartache”, written by Lowell George, proves that Brock get belt it out with the best of them.

Lyrics

Thirty-Something

Written By: K.Brock/C.Zurba

THIRTY-SOMETHING
(c2006 Brock/Zurba)

1) Yeah, it all began with Thelma and Louise
We took our cue from those gutsy girls
We’re doing as we please
Darling, we are confident
Honey, yeah, we’re strong
We’re looking good and we’re feeling young
And we’ll rock you all night long

CH) So take a good look at us
It's time to celebrate
We are women of the world
We know you’ll appreciate
We’ve been around the block a few times
So ladies it’s time to sing
You know we’re looking pretty good, pretty damn fine
For thirty-something

2) Yeah, I know we’ve aged well
So go ahead and stare
We’re at the gym and on the beach
And in boardrooms everywhere
We work 9 to 5, we cook and clean, we got babies being born
So Girls, I think we’ve earned the right to toot our damn horn

(CHORUS)

BR) Yeah- worked hard to get to this place
Yeah- gonna state our case
Yeah- we’re stronger every day
Yeah- we’ve come a long, long, long, long, long way

3) There’s so much more to us girls
Than simply looking good
We’ve accomplished everything we said we would
Our sisters thru-out history
Yeah they were hell-bent
That sure enough, soon enough
We’ll see a female president

(CHORUS)

Let Love Breath

Written By: K.Brock/C.Zurba

Let Love Breath (rough demo)

Don’t know what’s come over me
I can’t believe our day is here
Butterflies are floating in me
Let’s put aside all that we fear

Don’t have all the answers
Don’t know the reason why
All I know is that we’ve got to let love breath
Don’t try to comprehend it
Just spread our wings and fly
All we’ve got to do is let love breath

Take my hand on our wedding day
A promise not to be alone
We’ll love unconditionally
And we’ll make this house our home

Don’t have all the answers
Don’t know the reason why
All I know is that we’ve got to let love breath
Don’t try to comprehend it
Just spread our wings and fly
All we’ve got to do is let love breath

This is not wrong it is so right
We’ve got to lean on faith both day and night
It’s what we got to do

Don’t know what’s come over me
I can’t believe our day is here
Butterflies are floating in me
Let’s put aside all that we fear

Don’t have all the answers
Don’t know the reason why
All I know is that we’ve got to let love breath
Don’t try to comprehend it
Just spread our wings and fly
All we’ve got to do is let love breath

Discography

Rebel Kind (2007) Pacific Music/Warner Music Canada

Dirty Dishes (2002) Fusion III
Single, "High On The Sunshine" medium rotation on MuchMore Music

So Close (1999) Fusion III
Single "A Lot Of Little Things" medium rotation on MuchMore Music

Kelly Brock (1997)
Single "Sacred" medium rotation on CMT Canada