Kelly's Lot

Kelly's Lot

 North Hollywood, California, USA
BandBluesRock

Kelly's Lot = Roadhouse Rock and Blues. Mix Kelly's high energy and emotional vocals with Perry Robertson's Texas roots and tight riffs and you get a great recipe for fun! If you like what you hear, you'll love them LIVE! Acoustic or Electric. Guaranteed!

Biography

Kelly's Lot has their own sound but Roadhouse Rock and Blues is one way to describe them. They recently recorded a CD titled "The Light" and have just returned from a very successful Belgium and France tour. Kelly's Lot has played just about every kind of gig you can imagine, Concerts, Festivals, Marathons, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Store openings and so many more. They are great at family events and can always get the kids and the BIG kids dancing. They have toured across the country and continue to tour. They come as a DUO, TRIO, a four piece or more. The players can include a sax player, a harmonica player, a cajon player, spoons or whatever is needed.
Kelly Z, lead singer of Kelly’s Lot, recorded her first CD with J. Peter Robinson, former keyboard player for Phil Collins and The J. Geils Band. Lee Sklar, David Walsh and Ralph Humphries were brought on board to add their licks and magic to the recording which helped put Kelly’s Lot on the Los Angeles club circuit. Soon after that Kelly met Texan Perry Robertson who brought the Texas Blues sound to the band. Robertson joined the band and they recorded "Kelly's Lot-Live at the Troubadour". Their next studio CD, “Test Drive”, which included a music video was one of the first enhanced CDs released by an indie artist. This first video was directed by “Thirteen” director Catherine Hardwicke and is a rock version of Melanie’s “Brand New Key”. Live is what this band does best so it made sense to record their next 2 CDs in an audience setting. “Stop And Make A Difference”, recorded to raise money for various charities, was used in a national campaign for awareness of hepatitis C. With just 2 guitars and vocals, “Trio – Live at Hallenbeck’s”, was released as an acoustic journey into Kelly’s Lot. Their second music video “Back To L.A.” was directed by Michael Mascarelli. It represents Kelly running a marathon and then jumping on a finish line stage to perform with the band for charity. Something Kelly really did at the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Boston Marathons. Their next studio release,“Come To This”, features the Rock’n Blues that Kelly’s Lot has become known for. With lots of sax and guitar it feels like a JAM! College and commercial stations have spun all these releases and the reviews have been glowing. Kelly’s Lot has sold their CDs all over the world via the internet, at a variety of coffee shops and record stores and on tours across the USA.
The full band includes Kelly Z on vocals, Perry Robertson on lead and rhythm guitar, Linda Moss on Harmonica, Homero Chavez on Cajon and Percussion, Sebastian Sheehan on drums, Mark Drews on bass, Rob Zucca on lead guitar and Bill Johnston on Sax.

The influences that have helped create the sound of this band are too many to mention but let's start with Texas Blues, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Janis Joplin. Let's also mention Led Zepplin, AC/DC, No Doubt and Heart. How about Etta James, Richie Havens and Van Halen. Let's not forget all the alternative rock, southern rock and great blues through the years. I could go on and on.

BIOGRAPHIE

Kelly Lot a sa propre identité sonore. Un mélange de du Road house Rock, folk et blues serait la meilleure façon de décrire leur style musical.
Récemment , ils ont enregistré leur dernier album « The Light » et reviennent d’une tournée couronnée de succès en Belgique et en France.
Le groupe peut jouer tous les genres de concerts que vous pouvez imaginer : concerts, festivals, marathons, événements d’entreprises, soirées privées, ouverture de magasins et bien plus encore. Ils sont formidables lors d’événnements familiaux où ils parviennent à faire danser tant les enfants que les grands enfants.
Kelly’s Lot a tourné à travers tout le continent américain et continue sur sa lancée avec la même énergie. Ils peuvent jouer sous la forme d’un duo, d’un trio, d’un quatuor, voire même plus. Le groupe peut se composer d’un saxophone, d’un joueur d’harmonica, d’un joueur de cajun, de cuillères ou de tout ce qui est nécessaire.
Kelly Z, chanteuse et leader du groupe, a enregistré son premier CD avec J Peter Robinson, ancien membre (clavier) du groupe Phil Collins et de The J Gelis Band. Lee Sklar, David Walh et Ralph Humphries l’ ont rejointe pour apporter leur magie et leur savoir-faire et ont permis à Kelly’s Lot de rentrer dans le circuit des clubs de Los Angeles. Peu après, Kelly fait la rencontre du texan Perry Robertson qui apporte au groupe le Blues du Texas. Robertson rejoint le groupe et ensemble ils enregistrent « Kelly’s Lot-Live at the Troubadour » .
Leur prochain album studio « Test Drive », qui inclut un clip vidéo, est un des premiers albums produit par un artiste indépendant. Ce premier clip vidéo a été produit et dirigé par Catherine Hardwicke(« Thirtheen ») et présente une version rock de la chanson « Brand New Key » de Mélanie.
Le groupe excelle dans les concerts live. C’est pourquoi les deux albums suivants ont été enregistrés devant un public.

Lyrics

Drive

Written By: Zirbes/Robertson

All your life you drive alone
Leave behind every home
You run away from all things deep
And fight too much in your sleep
How far you gonna drive that car

Your fear is stronger than you know
That’s why you always go
Faster faster than you should
Gotta be first, better than good
How far you gonna drive that car

How far, how far, how far you going drive that car
You got no where to go but how far you gonna drive that car

Behind the wheel is a lonely place
Far away from the human race
I hope one day you find a home
Cause nobody likes to be alone
How far you gonna drive that car

How far, how far, how far you going drive that car
You got no where to go but how far you gonna drive that car

I think of you when I’m feeling down
And the days I made that sound
Running from all things deep
And fighting too much in my sleep
How far you gonna drive that car

Life is funny the way it works
You never know what’s gonna hurt
Don’t be afraid to live each day
Cause fear's gonna take it all away
How far you gonna drive that car

How far, how far, how far you going drive that car
You got no where to go but how far you gonna drive that car

You got no where to go but how far you drive that car.

Nobody Here But Me

Written By: Zirbes

Well I walked these streets so many times, I paid my dues, I got some fines
I cried a river over spilt milk, I did a lot of things that left some guilt
Tried to blame others before, but I know I closed every door
I know it’s me that’s keeps me down It’s my noise that makes that sound

Aint nobody here,
Aint nobdy here, aint nobody here but me

You know sometimes it’s hard to get fresh air when disappointment lives in the air
And tt’s hard to breath on those smoggy days but only I can make it go away
And I tried and I’ve tried but I must confide, it’s so much easier to run, run and hide
But pulling the covers over my head is like one step away from being dead

Aint nobody here
Aint nobdy here
Aint nobody here but me

Nobody here but me baby
Nobody here but
I got my family, I got my friends and family but still aint nobody here but me.

So I walk down that bumpy road there's times I carry a heavy load
But that’s the way life's meant to be and I only can set me free
My strength is there just not always that strong but I’ll get there no matter how long
It takes to be the girl I was you know the girl I am I am because

Aint nobody here
Aint nobdy here
Aint nobody here but me
Nobody here but me baby
Nobody here but me baby
Nobody here but me baby

I got my family, I got lots of friends and my family but still aint nobody here but me.

Redbone

Written By: Kelly Zirbes

Somebody stole my heart away I thought it was you.
Somebody held me tight, it felt like you
Gave my love to the man of my dreams he looked like you
He spoke of always loving me he talked like you

Now I'm standing in the pouring rain got no where to go.
No cover to keep me dry feeling oh so blue.

All I do is I look in your eyes I see it's true
Yes the man who owns my heart used to be you
What happened to you
So if you see that man of mine won't you bring home
But don't you bother knocking on my door if you're alone

Now I'm standing in the pouring rain got nothing to do
No lover to keep me dry I'm feeling oh so blue

He walked through the door and looked at me
Kept on walking straight to me
Grabbed me by the heart held me in his arms
He kissed me wth a passion I never knew
Was it just a dream or was it you

Standing still in the pouring rain waiting for my man
That you used to be when we held hands
When we touched, when we kissed, when we made love that was my man
Standing still in the pouring rain doing the best I can

Say Yes To Life

Written By: Kelly Zirbes

Say Yes to a Better life
You can find the way
Give it all the best you got
Day to Day

Say Yes to thinks ahead
That bring you peace of mind
You deserve the best you got
Each and every time

Oh Say Yes, Yes To Life

Say yes to a brighter day
Yes to an open heart
To all that you can give yourself
It’s the place to start

Say Yes and make a choice
To turn your life around
No one else can do that for you,
That’s the truth I found

Oh Say Yes, Oh Say Yes, Yes To Life

You may feel weak but you’re stronger than you know
If you reach out for life, that’s where you’ll go.

Say Yes to a Better life
You can find the way
Give it all the best you got
Day to Day

It’s choices that you make my friend
That take you where you go
It’s up to you
It’s what you do
That’s the truth I know

Oh Say Yes, Oh Say Yes, Oh Say Yes
Yes to life
Say Yes To life....
Gonna say Yes to Life

Say Yes To Life

Strong Girl

Written By: Kelly Zirbes

The rumor has it that you lied
The rumor has it that you made me cry
Everyone bites their tongue
And I’m the only one left here not knowing why

It’s time to walk away from all the things you say
It’s time to strike out on my own
Before the sun will rise, I will dry my eyes
And I will walk out in this world
A Strong Girl

The rumor has it that nothings right
The rumor has it that I’ve seen the light
I must agree it’s right in front of me
The rumor has it and the rumor’s right

It’s time to walk away from all the things you say
It’s time to strike out on my own
Before the sun will rise, I will dry my eyes
And I will walk out in this world
A Strong Girl

It’s been wrong, I’ll be moving on
It’s been tough, I’ve had enough
I’m strong

The rumor has it that I’ve left the room
The rumor has it I won’t be back soon
Cause I’d rather be dead than stick around with you
The rumor has it The rumor’s true

It’s time to walk away from all the things you say
It’s time to strike out on my own
Before the sun will rise, I will dry my eyes
And I will walk out in this world
A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl

Strong Girl

Written By: Kelly Zirbes

The rumor has it that you lie
The rumor has it that you made me cry
Everyone bites their tongue
And I'm the only one left here not knowing why

The rumor has it that you've been bad
The rumor has it that you made me mad
Tell you the truth it's the best news that I've had
I finally figured out why I'm sad

It's time to walk away from all the things you say
I've got to strike out on my own
Before the sun will rise
I will dry my eyes
And I will walk out in this world

A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl

The rumor has it that nothings right
The rumor has it that I've seen the light
I must agree it's right in front of me
The rumor has it
The rumor's right

It's time to walk away from all the things you say
I've got to strike out on my own
Before the sun will rise
I will dry my eyes
And I will walk out in this world

A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl

Something's wrong
I'll be moving on
It's been tough
I've had enough
I'm strong

The rumor has it that I've left the room
The rumor has it I won't be back soon
Cause I'd rather be dead than stick around with you
The rumor has it and the rumor's true

It's time to walk away from all the things you say on my own
Before the sun will rise, I will dry my eyes
And I will walk out in this world

A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl
A Strong Girl

Discography

Kelly's Lot
Live at The Troubadour
Chapter 1 & 2
Test Drive
Stop
Trio
Come To This
The Light

Set List

We play up to 4 hours with breaks. We play originals and covers including standards, classic rock and blues.

Thrill is Gone
Shakey Ground
Sunny
Red House
Brand New Key
Dock of The Bay
Faith
Give it Up Or Let Me Go
Goin Down
Hard To Handle
House Is A Rockin
House of The Rising Sun
I Feel Good
I Shot The Sheriff
Jailhouse Rock
Let Me Go
Little Wing
Love Me Like A Man
Me and Bobby McGee
Mercedes Benz
Mocking Bird
People Get Ready
Piece Of My Heart
Why Don't You Do Right
Wild World
Bug
Can't Find My Way Home
Streets Have No Name
Sunshine Of Your Love
Trapped
Bring Me Some Water
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
I Will Survive
Don't Be Cruel
Come Together