The Kellys

The Kellys

 
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Catchy, hook-driven rock combined with powerfully sweet female vocals.

Biography

It's been ten years since The Kellys entered their first stage of evolution. Birthed out of the desire to create powerful, original music deeply rooted in passion and feeling, the band began their quest for global recognition. Like a fine Red Wine, with plenty of seasoning and time for fermentation, the band has allowed their sound to age perfectly, right along with them.
The new decade has brought the completion and release of two projects that showcase who The Kellys have become. Channel, a dvd presentation of live performances (one, of three original songs backed by a 32-piece orchestra) and music videos, released in the early part of 2010. Following that, the long-awaited, fourth studio album, Opus, containing a deep look into that very evolution and growth in The Kellys' uniquely patented meld of pop and rock. Most recently, see the new music video, Victory on you tube.com/thekellys221.

Still growing strong, The Kellys continue to do what they love - wrapping up all of their feelings, influences and emotions into a brand new musical manifesto.

By blending the powerful vocals of lead singer Kelly McCracken with the guitar stylings of Nick Rossi and the explosive rhythm section of Matt Holko (drums) and Daniel Drummond (bass), The Kellys have developed a reputation for high energy and emotionally charged live performances. It's been said The Kellys call their original music indie/rock/powerpop, but opera rock might be a better description. Whatever you label it, it will always be, uniquely, The Kellys.
With the desire for the world to hear their music behind the wheel of this unstoppable vessel, The Kellys have pursued and achieved a number of noteworthy accolades, fueling their quest for national recognition.

*Independently released first album, Greatest Hits, and a three-song demo in 2004.

*Placed 3rd in the National Round of Jillians' Roots of Rock Battle in Memphis, TN in 2005.

*Released second album, On the World Tour (with distribution in Best Buy stores in NE Ohio, and online at iTunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody, and many more) in 2006.

*Placed 2nd in Guitar Center and House of Blues' Project Rockstar with two performances at House of Blues Cleveland in 2006.

*Obtained airplay at over 200 CMJ radio stations in 2006, and nearly 100 different podcasts and internet radio stations from all over the world.

*Showcased at Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati in 2006.

*Signed licensing deal with MTV for use of music from On the World Tour in 2006.

*Traveled to New York City for shows at CBGB's and Arlene's Grocery in 2006.

*Independently released 3 song EP, Overture in 2009.

*Performed with 30 piece Orchestra and Produced a DVD, Channel in 2010 with Mariano Longo.

* Two of The Kellys' songs featured in Films' and Anchor Bay's nationally-released comedy, Frat Party. And also in the psychological drama, The Perfect Fix. The song, Up to Believe, graced both movie's opening credit roll and introductory scenes which are aired on Showtime and Netflix.

*Independently released their fourth album, Opus in 2011.

* Placed 4th in Maurices Small Town Band National competition powered by Sonicbids in 2010.

*Produced and Released Music Video for song, Victory in 2011 with Clear Choice Creative.

* Won Best Headliner and Best Rhythm Guitar in The Keepin it Radio 2012 Local Music Awards held at Akron Civic Theatre.

*Featured in many press outlets including: The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Warren Tribune, The Youngstown Vindicator, The Walruss! Cleveland Scene Magazine, 92.3 KROCK Cleveland, Rock104 (103.9) Youngstown, Featured Artist on ListenerStation.com, The A&R Registry, and more.

The Kellys are extremely proud of their accomplishments and direly passionate about their aspirations.

Lyrics

Blink

Written By: the kellys

Blink.
My eyes are not the only ones to cry whenever you see fit. I’m gonna have a lot of fun watching you crawl through your regret. Cause I never saw the enemy or the animal in you. I had to blink my eyes a time or two. Wake me up before you leave. Just in case I’m still alive. Now you can take me out on Saturday. Hopefully until then I can survive. Why do you sleep in the daytime? Why do you make me coffee every night? Cause I never saw the enemy or the animal in you. I had to blink my eyes a time or two. Now it’s do or die for me and for you. Wow, I never thought so. I want to close my eyes. I want to close my eyes.

Let It Ride

Written By: The Kellys

Let It Ride
The sky will fall. Hold somebody’s hand.
We will, stand tall, I’ve got a plan.
Tie up some loose ends, maybe clear the slate.
Prepare our defense, and maybe stop the hate.
And I sing…Let It Ride, Like a rollercoaster.
Let It Ride, Yeah it’s almost over.
We’re on, the edge, of tomorrow.
Destroyers pledge, no more sorrow.
Wish me, good Luck, and oh yeah thanks a lot.
We are the ashes of what time forgot.
And I sing…Let It Ride, Like a rollercoaster.
Let It Ride, Yeah it’s almost over.

Minutes Too Late

Written By: The Kellys

Minutes Too Late

Take off your dark glasses and look me in the eye
You’re like the weather channel, on you, on you I rely
Were stepping over the dead
Were crying, I’m crying the color red
What if the moon, the moon, never went away
And the darkness covered this entire place
The earth will shake
My heart will break
The earth will shake
My heart will break
And if I had a minute to spare
I’d hunt you down to make sure you’re totally aware
Of how severe this moment really is
You don’t even care. This is the end.
What if the moon, the moon, never went away.
And the sun, the sun, never showed its face
What if the moon, the moon, never went away
And the clouds covered this entire place
The earth will shake
My heart will break
The earth will shake
My heart will break
Minutes too late
And if I had a dollar, for everytime,
You made me cry
I would have so much money, that on no one,
I’d have to rely…
Its not my fault…
Its your fault…
Your fault….

Victory

Written By: The Kellys

Cross your heart. Cross your fingers.
In this small town its all I’ve left to do.
Play your part. Play with danger.
And I’ll put all of my faith in you.
Give me hell. Give me battle.
And I’ll face with an open mind.
I’ll be well. I may be rattled.
But I’ll give anything a try.
Oh the pressure,, makes diamonds.
We made it all the way - We made it.
We have ourselves to thank - We made it.
Nothing beats you. Nothing beats me.
Together we’re dynamically unstoppable.
Nothing beats true. Nothing beats free.
Together it’s never impossible.
Whatever you do. Whatever you see.
Be sure that I’m right behind.
Cause if the dark finds me, the dark finds you.
Then together we find the light.
Oh the pressure, makes diamonds.
We made it all the way – We made it.
We have ourselves to thank – We made it.
We know from where we’ve came. We made it.
Our roots will never fade. We Made it.
Cross your heart.
Cross your fingers
Now we’re crossing the finish line.

Discography

Greatest Hits - March 2004
Demo - July 2004
On the World Tour - Feb. 2006
Overture - 2007
Opus - 2011
Victory music video - 2011

Set List

The Kellys have roughly 2 hours worth of original material. Spliced with a cover every now and again.