NEELY

NEELY

BandRock

Nestled in the plains of Central Kansas Husband-Wife Pop-Rock Duo NEELY, Jeremy and Kaci Neely, emerge with grit and energy that integrate the regions eclectic musical sound scape into an array of hooky lyrics with tight, spine chilling harmonies.

Biography

May 5th, 2009 - Bennington, KS - Nestled in the plains of Central Kansas Husband-Wife Pop-Rock Duo NEELY, Jeremy and Kaci Neely, emerge with grit and energy that integrate the regions eclectic musical sound scape into an array of hooky lyrics with tight, spine chilling harmonies coupled with a hard hitting backline of musicians, lead guitarist Ryan McClintock, bassist Robert Finnell, and drummer Kenny Schneider that leaves many a crowd screaming for more.

The vast musical influences of Jeremy and Kaci came to fruition on their 2008 digital EP, The Zod Archives, released October 21st, 2008. Produced by Zodlounge (Tom Michael, Todd Shay, and Brett Vargason), The Zod Archives encompasses the gritty music of Nickleback, the high-energy vocals of Daughtry, and the potent lyrical wizardry of Lifehouse to create a energetic yet soul-searching offering of Pop-Rock songs that has set the stage for their much anticipated 2009 debut album, Everything I AM.

The roots of what is now NEELY began decades ago in the small towns of Cosby, MO and Bennington, KS where both Jeremy and Kaci would record hours of radio broadcasts on cassette tape and pour over the content, honing writing and vocal skills that seeming providence would set on a collision course. The two were married May 5th, 1996, yet it wasn't until the summer of 2000 that they began to explore the extraordinary musical harmony that was fused together. Constantly pursuing excellence in their craft and traveling under other banners, Jeremy and Kaci began to exhibit a quality in their music that began to turn heads in the Central United States.

Nearly a decade later, after boiling down to 10 songs pleasing to their ear, Jeremy and Kaci made several journeys to Nashville, TN to work with Zodlounge to sculpt out their life's work. With a fusion of creative minds in one room the producers at Zodlounge pulled a musical life and style out of NEELY that many have recognized but that Jeremy and Kaci were reluctant to grasp. Vast musical resources gathered from decades of working with premier touring artists have prepared Zodlounge to produce a world-class record in which they are proud to have their name on as well as present to many of their peers in the music industry.

With a simple yet heartfelt approach to scripting songs Jeremy and Kaci have compiled a set of songs that span an array of emotion. From the anthemic "Everything I Am" to driving guitars and vocals on "In The Middle" to the heartfelt cry of affection that pours out of "You and Me" the relentless onslaught of catchy melodies and well crafted lyrics have captivated listeners all over the world. NEELY has spent nearly a decade crafting and honing their skills to pour into the making of Everything I Am and that same skill, experience, and energy is on display in their live performances.

Lyrics

Falling Down

Written By: Jeremy Neely

I’m falling, falling down,
don’t know which way is up.
Wallow in my sin,
as pride raises up.
Can’t keep me down
from this pedestal I’m on.
Walking my own way
while still claiming God’s.

I can see You.
I can see Your beautiful face!
And I long to,
feel You’re loving embrace.
How beautiful
it is to fall down.

I’m falling, falling down,
and I’ve been here before.
I had to get my fix,
just like before.
Can’t keep me out
of this world I’m living in.
Walk in my own strength
convinced that it’s His.

I can see You.
I can see Your beautiful face!
And I long to,
feel You’re loving embrace.
How beautiful
it is to fall down.

Though the darkness comes in all around me, I
I look to You.
Though the stench of my life still surrounds me, I
cry out to You.

I can see You.
I can see Your beautiful face!
And I long to,
feel You’re loving embrace.
How beautiful
it is to fall down.

Don't Tell Me It's Over

Written By: Jeremy Neely

All I wanted,
All I thought I knew in this life.
Has me blinded
From what’s right in
Front of my eyes,
My eyes

Don’t tell me it’s over now
I’ve waited too long
To figure this out
Don’t tell me it’s over now
I know I need You,
I’m needing You now

I’ve decided,
To live a life
Good and right
Why’s it collided?
With what’s right in front of my eyes,
My eyes

How can you feel the way I fear?
How can you pray with empty eyes?
As the world spins around us
And it’s right in front of our eyes

I'm Alive

Written By: Jeremy Neely

Story of a bitter hole, called my life.
Pictures are fading, pass me by.
Memories are graying, but the pain remains, but the pain remains.

Then You walk right through that door.
The one that You’ve knocked on for so long.

And I see You, for the first time. For the first time in my life.
And I hear You, for the first time. For the first time I’m Alive.

Story of a hurting soul, locked up tight
Frustrations hidden, behind the eyes
Body is craving, cut away the pain, cut away the pain…

Then You walk right through that door.
The one that You’ve knocked on for so long.

And I see You, for the first time. For the first time in my life.
And I hear You, for the first time. For the first time I’m Alive.

For the first time I’m alive! For the first time I’m Alive…

And I see You, for the first time. For the first time in my life.
And I hear You, for the first time. For the first time I’m Alive.

Peace Be Still

Written By: Jeremy Neely

Lord the winds are strong, and I’m sinking fast
The waves of life have got me down
Every time I start to fall
You never fail to comfort me, when You say

Peace be still. It’s my will, that you stand in awe of Me.
Peace be still. Call My name, you will find your rest.
Peace be still.

Not my will but Yours be done
Touch these lips and I’ll come undone
Through Your grace I’m satisfied
I live my life as a sacrifice, and You say.

Discography

NEELY "The Zod Archives" - available exclusively via digital stores such as iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon.com. Featuring NEELY's debut radio release "Falling Down".

Set List

Typical Set List:
Peace Be Still
Don't Tell Me It's Over
You and Me
Falling Down
Everything I Am
In The Middle
Tear Stained Pillows
I'm Alive
I Don't Need You
Move

NEELY performs sets from one song up to two hours in length with a mixture of originals and covers. Typical style of covers for NEELY would range from "How You Remind Me" by Nickleback to "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down.