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The Kellys

It's been seven 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 Kellys 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 is being ushered in with 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 2010. Following that is The Kellys long-awaited, fourth studio album, Opus, containing a deep look into that very evolution and growth in The Kellys' uniquely pattented meld of pop and rock. Most recently see the new music video, Victory on youtube.com/thekellys 221
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 consisting of Dan Drummond(bass) and Matt Holko (drums), The Kellys have developed a reputation for high energy, emotionally charged live performances. it's been said that The Kellys have "already patented a sound that�s close to what the Cars and Weezer might have cooked up together during a weekend in Jamaica," and that "they 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 third place in the National Round of Jillians’ Roots of Rock Band 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, Napster, Rhapsody, CD Baby and more) in 2006.

*Placed second 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 summer of 2006, and nearly 100 different podcasts and internet radio stations from all over the world.

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

*Showcased at Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinatti in 2006.

*Signed licensing deal with MTV for use of music from On the World Tour 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 Beleive, 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 fourth in Maurices Small Town Band National cometition for song, Victory in 2010 (powered by Soncibids)

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

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