Kelly Pettit

Kelly Pettit

BandRockFolk

It's Folk Rock with a dash of Alt. Country. If you put Aussie band Crowded House in a room with the Jayhawks & Bryan Adams & you will end up with something similar to a Kelly song. Kelly's music has also been compared to a male version of Sheryl Crow.

Biography

KELLY PETTIT's SHORT BIO

Not only has Canadian born Kelly Pettit been able to get his music spread out across 4 continents, but this Japan based musician has achieved this in ways that break the traditional mold of how a band should be heard. On his 4th Album titled "FUEL", Kelly showcases exactly what makes him so alluring.

His mass appeal didn't happen overnight. Kelly has been slowly accumulating a loyal fan base since his first CD, "Life Through a Windshield" and word of mouth about his music has graduated him to becoming a bona fide contender as a solid songwriter. His newest release "FUEL" has recently been reaching the masses through fans on Social Networks via the internet. It also won an international Ultimate Band Contest which started with over 2000 bands from all over the world; received great reviews in magazines like Artist Direct, Indie Artists, and the Tokyo music scene; and landed him newspaper and television space. Then, his song "She's Just Like Summer" won track of the month on ABC?fs Fame Games radio which receives over 4 million listeners. Kelly's growing popularity has led him to perform in front of sold out crowds of die hard Japanese fans.

On FUEL, Kelly takes a diverse approach to writing each song but always keeping in mind a feel good, energy driven approach. Having a close relationship and working with Canadian pop rock icons from the 90's "ODDS" and Kelly Clarkson's multi instrumentalist Cory Churko, Kelly took advantage of their understanding of crafting great melodic songs. "There are no bells and whistles in this album. It's just solid musicians digging deep into each song to make them something special", says Kelly. The result is a sonic experience described by Kelly as folk rock with a hint of alt-country and melodically driven for car driving.

Influenced largely by Australian bands like Crowded House, songwriter Neil Finn, Things of Stone and Wood, and Australian Paul Kelly, along with North American counterparts The Jayhawks, Barenaked Ladies, and the Counting Crows, Kelly works to define a sound all his own with musicianship and a dedication to each detail of the songwriting process. "My influences are quite diverse and you can really hear that in this CD. What's constant is my attempt to keep the CD happy and upbeat", says Kelly. Tracks like "She's Just Like Summer", "Little Imperfections" and "World Is Turning" sum up that statement clearly while tracks like "Buy Now Pay Later" and "When You're Alone" take a second listen to understand the positive message hidden in the lyrics. As one reviewer wrote, "It's clear by listening to FUEL that Kelly is a master singer/songwriter. His soulful tunes and easy vocals will make this CD, and any he comes out with next a MUST HAVE".

JAPANESE SITE:

http://www.myspace.com/kellypettitfanclub

Lyrics

Talk About It

Written By: Kelly Pettit

Talk About It

Saw this girl, beautiful sight
Across a room in the disco light
Watched her move, missed my chance
Too afraid to ask her to dance

And you know, I should have said
All the things stuck in my head
Now it's late, sealed my fate
I up and left a little to late

And now I’m chewing your ear off
But it should be put behind
Wondering 'bout the outcome
Soon to find what a waste of time

Chorus

But all I do is talk about it
I keep on rambling on and on
All I do is sing about it
I keep on singing that same old song
Never doing a thing about it

Not a word, bit your tongue
And you ended up coming undone,
Then regret settled in, instead of what might've been

If you could just get a handle
And not let it slide by
It all starts with that first step
If you try you could fly

But all you do is talk about it
You keep on rambling on and on
And all I do is sing about it
You keep on playing that same old song
All you do is cry about it
Shedding tears for way too long
Never doing a thing about it......it's wrong

SOLO

Einstein or Mandela
Edison, DaVinci too
Lennon and McCartney
Made a difference, so could you

But all we do is talk about it
We keep on rambling on and on
And all we do is sing about it
Keep on singing that same old song
All we do is cry about it
Shedding tears for way too long
Never doing a thing about it. It’s wrong

She's Just Like Summer

Written By: Kelly Pettit

She’s Just Like Summer

She colours the rainbows
She brightens the sun
Lights up my dreams – bar none
She clears the rain from the skies

Hair long and silky
The sent of cool breeze
Touch of an angel
Descending on me
She’s just how summer should be

CHORUS
She’s just like summer
Warm and wild and fresh and sweet as a bee
She is my summer
Spring and fall and winter and storms in between
And nothing is better
Than to see her smile and touch the warmth of her skin
Just like the weather
She colours my world just by walking in

She’s the beauty of sunsets
Nirvana of life
Exotic and awesome
Eight wonder of life
The break of the dawn of day

So throw away seasons
Throw away sense
Throw in a woman on the green side of the fence
Left my logic back home
My heart was the only thing thinking and racing alone

Yeah, this city really does get a bit too much rain
She can turn a rain cloud into a pot of gold
She’s nothing at all like the darkness of night
She’s everything wonderful
Everything bright

CHORUS
She’s just like summer
Warm and wild and fresh and sweet as a bee
She is my summer
Spring and fall and winter and storms in between
And nothing is better
Than to see her smile and touch the warmth of her skin
Just like the weather
She colours my world just

By walking and talking and smiling within

Hard To Breathe

Written By: Kelly Pettit

Hard To Breathe Kelly Pettit

Sometimes in the night
The darkness bleeds silence and the mind takes flight
The worlds cold and I’m in disappear
Our bond breaks boarders and my heart cares

Time, space, loneliness, haste
Shadows of the sad lands when I can’t see your face
Visions burn holes like a magnifying glass
While the heart jams up like an overpass

Chorus

A wrong turn then you’re gone
Out of sight out of mind, God knows how long
What am I doing, where’s my mind
I gotta step up, before I lose the fight with time

Roll with it, deal with it, anything it takes
Distance toys my mind got to step on the brakes
Your pictures and your voice, they keep me hanging on
But it’s your touch and your smell that keep me writing songs

Chorus

It’s so hard to breath without you
You know that my love for you is strong
It’s so hard to breath, I need you
You’re always in my heart and in my song
It’s so hard to breath (it’s so hard to breath)

Dawn breaks, there’s a little light
Giving me hope until another night
I press on, though I can’t see
Where my road is heading or what’s before me

Minds turning, yearning, thinking way too much
Best to put in park because it’s a crutch
Your pictures, your voice, they keep me hanging on
But it’s everything else that’s making this song

Sorry Ass

Written By: Kelly Pettit

Sorry Ass

If they send you a form now baby, cross the T’s and dot the I’s
And if it gets there maybe, I hope you’re not too surprised
That’s just their way, over staffed, under worked, and always, over paid
If they pencil you in somehow, make sure you’re there before your time
Then take a number and walk towards the end of the line
Then wait all day.
Bring a book, bring I.D., bring money
That’s the government way

CHORUS:
The office is open pending eleven on up ‘till 2
With an hour lunch in between where they leave you standing in queue
Yeah you better not fight
Or they’ll kick your sorry ass back home tonight

Give them your documents so they can seal it with a rubber stamp
Then they’ll send you ‘way across town to another who’ll send you back
Yeah you better do right,
Or they’ll kick your sorry ass back home tonight

CHORUS:
The office is open pending 11 on up ‘till 2
With an hour lunch in between where
They leave you with nothing to do
But you better not fight
Or they’ll kick your sorry ass back home tonight

Yeah, you better do right
Or they’ll kick your sorry ass back home tonight

Tired & Blue

Written By: Kelly Pettit and Kevin Turner

Tired and Blue
Kelly Pettit & Kevin Turner
Played a tune
From this old six string again
My therapy my friend

Bottle of wine
As the candle burns away
While minor chords we play

CHORUS
Tired and Blue
This guitar it still plays for you
Strings old and warn
Like memories in mourning

Heart felt words
Written down to ease the pain
Written over and over again

These four walls
They bounce around the sound
Where laughter once was found

CHORUS
Tired and Blue
This guitar it still plays for you
Strings old and warn
Like memories in mourning

Forgive me
And my guitar for singing songs about you
Forgive me
And all these strings I strum when my heart is turning

BRIDGE
You were always by my side
Now you’re only on my mind
I still play you, cannot shake you
Love to run away and hide

Christmas Everyday

Written By: Kelly Pettit and Mark Clay

Christmas Everyday Kelly Pettit & Mark Clay

A red velvet mini skirt
A smile a wink and a little flirt
Ho ho ho, hey look what just walked in
A low V shaped tight top
A pair of legs that never seem to stop
An hour glass figure that spins my head
I can't keep from looking again

I'm so surprised, my eyes won't stray
I just can't seem to turn away
But Santa never looked this way
And you look so cute in your Santa suit
So good that I must say
You make me wish that it was Christmas everyday

Mistletoe and a candy cane kiss
I think I just made the naughty list
I feel my heart begin to glow
The only gift this year I need
Won’t be under my Christmas tree
And I want to unwrap it nice and slow
ON vixen! Here we go

And I think I know what Victoria's Secret was
I can't stop staring and it's because
Baby I'm in love
And you look so cute in your Santa suit
I better hold on to my sleigh
You make me wish that it was Christmas everyday

I red velvet mini skirt
A smile a wind and a little flirt
Ho Ho Ho, hey look what just walked in

I'm so surprised, my eyes won't stray
I just can't seem to turn away
But Santa never looked this way
You look so good in your Santa suit
That if I could have my way
Put you first upon my wish list
And wish for a jolly Christmas
I’d damn well make it Christmas everyday

She's Just Like Summer

Written By: Kelly Pettit

She’s Just Like Summer

She colours the rainbows
She brightens the sun
Lights up my dreams – bar none
She clears the rain from the skies

Hair long and silky
The sent of cool breeze
Touch of an angel
Descending on me
She’s just how summer should be

CHORUS
She’s just like summer
Warm and wild and fresh and sweet as a bee
She is my summer
Spring and fall and winter and storms in between
And nothing is better
Than to see her smile and touch the warmth of her skin
Just like the weather
She colours my world just by walking in

She’s the beauty of sunsets
Nirvana of life
Exotic and awesome
Eight wonder of life
The break of the dawn of day

So throw away seasons
Throw away sense
Throw in a woman on the green side of the fence
Left my logic back home
My heart was the only thing thinking and racing alone

Yeah, this city really does get a bit too much rain
She can turn a rain cloud into a pot of gold
She’s nothing at all like the darkness of night
She’s everything wonderful
Everything bright

CHORUS
She’s just like summer
Warm and wild and fresh and sweet as a bee
She is my summer
Spring and fall and winter and storms in between
And nothing is better
Than to see her smile and touch the warmth of her skin
Just like the weather
She colours my world just

By walking and talking and smiling within

Discography

Kelly Pettit's new CD "FUEL" won a huge band contest held by www.ubl.com . It took over a year and started with over 2000 bands competing around the world.
January 2009 - It started with winning track of the month and then ABC's Fame Games Radio's "Effigy Music Awards", nominated Kelly for over 10 awards and in some cases he was up against himself (best soft rock song, best country song, best overall artist, best overall song, best artist in general rock, most popular artist, most popular solo, best overall vocal, best male vocal, best songwriting, and more). Kelly won 2 of those nominations in best song in country (World Is Turning) and best song in light rock (She's Just Like Summer).
Fuel's track number 12, "She's Just Like Summer" is the first closing song to the movie "A Moment With You".
Fuel's track number 1, "Talk About It", is the theme song to the Radio program "Here and There" broadcast throughout Gunma-ken, Japan.
Fuel's track number 2, 7, and 12 are on www.songvault.fm in the advanced round.
The song Christmas Everyday has received great reviews from top songwriting critics at NSAI http://members.nashvillesongwriters.com/

Set List

Some of the songs I can play from other artists:

Set List 2008 ?EKelly Pettit Live

Japanese Songs
Sakura Zaka
Tsunami (Southern Allstars)
Furidoke (grandfathers clock)

Beatles
Let it be
Hey Jude
All my Loving
Yesterday
Here Comes the Sun
Norwegian Wood
Michelle
Hide Your Love Away
I’ve Just seen a Face
Ticket to Ride
Obla-di Obla-da

Monkeys
Daydream Believer
I’m a Believer

The Birds
I’ll Feel a whole lot Better

Bryan Adams
Back to You
Heaven

Eric Clapton
Tears in Heaven
Wonderful Tonight
Layla
I Shot the Sheriff

Simon and Garfunkel
El condo Pasa
Mrs. Robinson
The Boxer

Eagles
Desperado
Take it Easy
Tequila Sunrise

Elton John
Your Song
Candle in the Wind

BackStreet Boys
I want it that way

Aerosmith
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Carpenters
On the Top of the World
Yesterday Once More
Daniel Powder
Bad Day
Bruce Springsteen
Dancing in the Dark

Other Songs

Pretty Woman
Country