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The best kept secret in music


"Indie Seen - Featuring Kelly Preto"


Brazilian beauty and soulful songstress Kelly Preto has been a
musician for as long as she can remember. Stepping out at 17 to
audition for “Canadian Idol”, the Cambridge-bred singer/
songwriter found herself one past the masses to be selected for
the judges’ top 100. And whether or not she succeeded through
to the coveted crown of Canada’s next media–saturated pop star
was irrelevant – Preto returned home to hone her craft as an
up–and–coming indie artist creating waves in the Tri–cities. Now
with a debut record waiting for a fall ’09 release, Preto has been
soaking up the gigs, entering songwriting competitions and
utilizing her childhood influences of samba, bossanova and
classic rock to create her own unique sound. “I grew up listening
to music from all around the world,” says Preto, “If it’s a song I
enjoy, and is well written, I will listen, because I believe almost
every genre has something to offer my creativity and helps me
improve my songwriting ability.” Working with Lo City CEO Alan
Heffernan as her manager and producer, Preto is set to create a
serious impression on the indie community as it exists. She
certainly has a charge that electrifies every stage she graces,
transforming audiences from enjoying an everyday
run–of–the–mill acoustic piece to offer up head–turning creative
riffs complimented by her jazz, rhythm and blues voice. “After
first year university,” Preto explains, “I (put) the rock and the
musical theatre aside vocally, and found myself at home,
comfortable in my range, and my writing style.” As Preto counts
herself amongst the backdrop of singer/songwriters to watch in
the Tri–cities, log on to and hear her live on Saturday July 18 at the Boathouse as she joins eight other
“Chicks with Picks” at the Aphrodite Series. - Echo Weekly


KELL EP To be released Fall 2009



Kelly Preto is a Brazilian/ Canadian Singer/songwriter/ guitarist from Cambridge, Ontario. At the age of 17, she auditioned for Canadian Idol, making it onto the TV judges round; top 100. Kelly realized her true passion was always performing as her own artist & song writing. No matter where she performed, her focus was putting on a soulful, passionate performance. After Idol, she focused on finding her own sound, creating a fusion of the music she loved: rhythm and blues, hip-hop, bossa nova/samba & rock. Collaborating and supporting other local artists, Kelly has begun to create a name for herself in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. While performing with a local artist, Kelly met and recorded with Flex of Stay Hot Records through who she met manager-producer Alan Heffernan C.E.O of Lo City Entertainment. Kelly is currently finishing her debut EP soon to be released, Fall 2009.