Saturday, February 23, 2013
This was the case last time I was in town to rehearse with the guys. We weren't sure just how rough it was going to be, after almost four months of separation, but we jumped into it anyways and began with "Blink". It was like we hadn't been apart at all. It was all uphill from there as we let go and maneuvered through each song with leisure. Then after playing numbers we have been playing for years, we jumped right to some new ideas and the pieces seemed to fit. I have to say Nick Rossi makes the rest of our jobs easy as he is one hell of a creator. His initiative is marvelous and he has become a song-writing machine. Paired up with Matt's percussion and Dan's bass work, the classic Kellys sound is beginning to take shape. With a little poetry on my part, the songs will be complete.
Now although we won't get these moments as often as I would like due to that distance I mentioned, I can count on the fact that the coherence will always remain. New songs will eventually be refined and we will come together like no time has passed. Trust me, I will overcome the stretch of Ohio Highway as much as possible to make these magical music moments happen. And in the meantime, I'll be as grateful as ever to know these gentlemen are always there to keep this ball rolling with me.
We've got a handful of shows booked this Summer across Ohio, and in between we will be creating as much as possible. We look forward to seeing friends and family out on the Up a Creek patio June 22nd and August 31st. Since Cedars has relocated to the West End of Youngstown and expanded the stage, we had to get in on that action for sure. We will be sharing a night of music with Shiloh Hawkins' band, Blue Through Branches, there on June 8th. The guys will be coming down to the Cincinnati area as well March 23rd at the Northside Tavern, and then again 4th of July weekend. (the fireworks are fantastic over the river, just saying)
It seems like a lot but there will surely be more to achieve and we will make that happen. Together. Something this solid will take more than distance to unravel it. I hope this finds everyone well, and on behalf of Nick, Matt, Dan and I, we will see you all soon. *Cheers*
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I've recently relocated to Cincinnati, where I am working on getting some shows booked in the area, and we are talking about where and when to play again in Northern Ohio. Let's just say, I'm not sure when we will play again, but we will play again. Being 250 miles away from the rest of my band is extremely tough, but I feel as though I am branching out in hopes of making something big happen for us.. in one way or another. There is an extraordinary original music scene in this area, and I've got to get them exposed to The Kellys! And I will! The city is opening my eyes to new things and who knows what I will get into. Someone's got to listen to my voice!!
In closing, I just want to thank everyone I know for their constant support.. Matt, Nick, Dan and I truly appreciate it..
Here's hoping everyone is well and taking care of each other. We will see you again soon!
Monday, September 5, 2011
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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Thank you all so much! We appreciate your help greatly! And remember, this Friday, we're back at Cedars with our ruKus radio pals The Royaltons! Hope to see you all there.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Also, December 10 brings us back to our most favourite Youngstown venue, Cedars Lounge! We're planning on bringing the house down with our new pals, The Royaltons out of Twinsburg, Ohio! These guys have quickly become a ruKus radio fan favourite, and we're extremely excited to have them along.
And speaking of, if you've yet to check out the all-new www.ruKusradio.com, do it! Sign up and create a profile absolutely free! Our bass player, Moe, has been running ruKus radio since 2007. From podcasts to 24/7 streaming, it does a wonderful job of supporting the independent musician and artist. The ruKus crew is currently hosting a funding drive to help keep the station alive and increase quality, and they're only asking for a $1 donation from as many people as possible! Please, find it in your hearts this holiday season to support the starving independent artist! Visit the ruKus radio Kickstarter campaign to donate 100% securely through Amazon.com.
Thank you all so much for your love and support! Have a great Thanksgiving, and we'll see you all at Cedars!