Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Why We Love Warren, Ohio

Our hometown of Warren, Ohio has been home to some extremely unique places and people over its 211-year existence. From the legendary Hot Dog Shoppe (with the world's largest rotating cartoon hotdog) to being the birthplace of the amazing Dr. G (in whose honor a street will be named and a festival held this summer), Warren has quite a bit of interesting history. In order to celebrate the city's vast history and promising future, the city is holding a video contest where applicants will express their love for the city. There is $1,500 in prize money up for grabs in a contest showing that the city is opening itself up to new possibilites and avenues of exploration of promotion.

To do our part, we're making some of our music and video footage available to be used in connection with making a video for submission. All you have to do is get in touch with us to get official permission, and we will send you files that you are free to use. Please do so by emailing us at info@thekellysmusic.com, and we will proceed further.

The contest deadline is July 31, 2009. More details can be found at www.whyilovewarren.com, and more on the history of Warren or upcoming events can be found at www.warren.org. Good luck!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Project 221 and your civic duty!

(click the title for the full gallery of pictures!)

Well, we knew from the start that this project was going to take a lot of focus, energy and tenacity. And it certainly has! What a wild ride it was putting together an original song (one of the most musically involved that we've ever written) and a whole new arrangement (basically making it original) of a cover in exactly 7 days! We worked extremely hard to prepare ourselves for recording these two songs at Peppermint Productions in Youngstown last Friday and Saturday, and they are well on their way to becoming nothing short of masterpieces! We're not done yet, though. We still have some work to do on these two songs, and are going to be gearing up for another writing session with Mariano Longo to produce two more original songs within the next month or so. We've got all kinds of video and audio nuggets coming your way, so be sure to keep close to the myspace, website, email list and now... TWITTER! :) We're on a path that is destined to bring you all kinds of excellent material in the near future, so please stay up-to-date in as many ways as you can!

VOTE FOR KELLY!!!!!!!!!!
Kelly has entered a contest on YouTube, where the winner will sing the Star Spangled Banner in DC on Flag Day! Help her win by RANKING the video on YouTube! You must have a YouTube account to do so, but it's extremely quick and easy to sign up. Do it, and just click the 5 stars below the video once you're signed in! And please, spread the word!

Thank you all so much for your never-ending, infinitely-continuing love and support! It's sure to be a big summer, so as always, STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!

The Kellys

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