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These Days

by Kelly Pettit

Kelly Pettit’s music is a unique concoction of radio-friendly Country Rock Pop with infectious melodies, matter of fact lyrics, and spicy hooks. It’s like a health smoothie intoxicating the soul with goodness. Perfect for road trips.
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1. She Shines
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2. I Remember
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3. Into Your Sea
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4. Stay
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5. These Days
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6. You, The Melody
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7. Airplane
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8. My Happy Mistake
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9. Gun in My Hand
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10. What Have I Done
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How does a dual citizen of Canada and Australia find oneself living and performing in Japan? How does a handsome, down to earth guy from Vancouver, Canada wind up doing national shows in Japan, outdoor festivals and working with the Canadian Embassy? Kelly Pettit's life as a musician, singer/songwriter and performer have taken him to over 4 countries and performing every weekend. On his 6th album titled “Every Sunrise”, Kelly showcases exactly what makes him so alluring.

His appeal didn’t happen over night. Kelly has been slowly accumulating a loyal fan base since his first CD, “Life through a Windshield” and word of mouth about his music has graduated him to becoming a bona fide contender as a solid songwriter. His newest release “Every Sunrise” was recorded in Nashville Tennessee and produced by Aussie 90's icon Greg Arnold. After recording "These Days" in his other homeland Australia Kelly embarked to the States to explore the Nashville scene. The outcome is a jackpot of catchy tunes with a strong nostalgic ache of real life. A couple listens and one finds themself in an emotional roller-coaster ride of happiness and loss in 11 songs and 38 minutes.

Not only has Canadian born Kelly Pettit been able to perform and reach fans in more than 4 continents, but this Japan based musician has achieved this in ways that break the traditional mold of how singer/songwriters are usually heard. On his 5th album titled “THESE DAYS”, Kelly showcases exactly what makes him so alluring.

His mass appeal didn’t happen over night. Kelly has been slowly accumulating a loyal fan base since his first CD, “Life through a Windshield” and slowly through word of mouth, live shows and hard work, he has graduated to becoming a bona fide contender as a solid singer/songwriter. His newest release “THESE DAYS” was recorded in Melbourne Australia and produced by the talented Greg Arnold. Kelly wanted to challenge himself by avoided the comfort of using the reliable core of past musicians and industry talents. Instead, he spent 2 years writing new material and set off on a journey involving a gut feeling and deep need for change. The outcome is a jackpot of catchy tunes with a strong nostalgic ache of real life. A couple listens and one finds himself in a story cheering for those that never give up, or yearning to be somewhere else, or to admitting to ones own doings.

Kelly's past success from his album FUEL launched him a large fan base by winning contests, song of the month awards, radio play and more. There was a do or die attitude with Kelly to give his fans more this time around. On THESE DAYS, producer Greg Arnold seemed to know exactly how to unleash Kelly's songs and create the CD that Kelly has been wishing to write since he first started recording.

Influenced largely by Australian bands like Crowded House, Things of Stone and Wood (Greg Arnold), and Australian Paul Kelly, along with North American counterparts Matchbox 20, Barenaked Ladies, and the Counting Crows, Kelly works to define a sound all his own. “I try hard to make each song not sound like the last one but what’s constant however, is my attempt to write catchy meaningful songs that I can be proud of”, says Kelly.

The CD starts of with the song "SHE SHINES" which talks about a woman who never lets things get her down despite the tough life she's had. The following song "I REMEMBER" traces the memories of a couple through famous places around the world and Australia. Then there is the title track "THESE DAYS" which is an honest telling of how it is sometimes. Kelly sings in the chorus, "These Days, I just got to face it, I ain’t got it going on". Despite the darker lyrics the songs are all surprisingly upbeat and happy. Even "THESE DAYS" has the final message at the end of each chorus "get past them, out last them -these days"!

Critics alike have praised Pettit's latest CD giving it 5 stars and calling it "the best CD of the year" and "Best alternative CD I've reviewed ever"! I could go on about how stellar this CD is from first note to last line "What Have I Done". What Kelly Pettit has done in fact, is make a fantastic CD that deserves to be heard by everyone. I recommend you judge for yourself, have a listen and let the music do the talking. After all, time is short THESE DAYS.



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Simon Smith

Well Worth The Wait
It's been a long time coming but Kelly's new album was worth the wait! It's packed with well produced catchy songs that you will want to listen to over and over.
The upbeat 'She Shines', 'I Remember' and 'These Days' are superbly crafted with great hooks. 'Airplane', a particular favourite of mine, show the torment of being so far away from family but still having love to keep you going.
Just listen - you'll love it! Try Kelly's last album 'Fuel' too - it's a gem.

Mari L. McCarthy

Master Musician!
Once again, Kelly Pettit has created a magical musical masterpiece in “These Days”. Each song is a story which takes you to places you never even remotely knew existed. Each listen is a totally awesome brand new experience. Whether you want to shake, rattle and rock or chill out, turn it on and energize your soul. Add it to your music collection now!


Kelly Pettit - These Days Review
Kelly Pettit has released his 5th Album and it is a complete celebration !!! It is called "These Days", and let me tell you, if you weren't in love with this man's music before, you are going to be hooked for Life now. His generous 10 track "These Days" Album is filled with songs that will make you dance, laugh, think, remember, wish and touch your heart. This man is the puppet master and we are his loyal puppets. When he opens his mouth and lets that amazing voice out, all stands still. Kelly Keeps it real with lyrics we can all relate to in our own lives.

Kelly Pettit's strong songwriting skills shine through on this album. His keen sense of timing and instrumentation is simply, as always. exceptional. The overall production of These Days is perfection at best. The Instrumentation is nothing short of Stunning. By now you are getting the idea that we love this Album and this man. Well, when you hear this album you will be getting in line too. It is always interesting to watch an Artist grow with each Album. Kelly has used all of his experience to make "These Days" one of The Most Standout albums this year.

This is where I usually choose 3 tracks off the album that stand out in my mind. But I have to say this has been no easy task for me. It doesnt happen very often, but I had alot of difficulty as I truely love all the songs on "These Days". Push come to shove, I have singled these three, but please know this, every track could have made this short list.

1) - She Shines Kelly Pettit brings you to your feet with She Shines. It is a guitar driven track that brings in some delightful instrumentation. The production is above expectations. Kelly's vocals are brilliant. The story behind the lyrics will touch your heart. Kelly will have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.

2) - These Days This is the title track from this marvelous Album. Yet another winner! Again production , instrumentation are over the top good. You will be in the "Pettit Zone" before you know what hit you. Kelly has a knack of capturing our thoughts and time stamping our lives through songs. This track is no exception. No one compares to Kelly Pettit's songwriting capabilities. His voice is gorgeous, his songs revelant, made for today's listeners !!!

3) - I Remember - This song is beautifully written. It is an upbeat song celebrating the memories of a love left behind. Instrumentation is excellent. Kelly's vocals are impeccable. This is the kind of song that remains in your mind long after the music stops. Kelly's experience and professionalism shine through out. Oh aren't memories wonderful.

I never do this, but I have to mention my all time favorite from this album. I know it is 4.

Airplane - This is one of most gorgeous songs I have heard in years. It touches every breath within me. Kelly Pettit sings about needing to get on an Airplane and start over. Something we can all relate to and some are living as I speak. This is so well done. His vocals are fantastic. He has the voice of an Angel. Gentle yet strong. Kelly definately has something for everyone .

The thing about Kelly Pettit's "These Days" Album is that each track tells a story that is memorable. Some are soft and some are hard hitting. This is a well rounded Album bringing to the listener everything they need. Kelly has the ability to wrap us in his fingers and doesnt let go till the last note is done. I encourage you to grab this album. These Days is this years "Must Have" Album! We are definately in the "Pettit Zone" here!

And Thats just how I see it

Shashona McCall
Indie Showcase

ken morrison

Shine on!
My main point of bewilderment is why an artist of such consistent excellence isn't signed to a majorly lucrative super massive record deal, and enjoying the consequent spoils of household namedom! As on Kelly's previous release, "Fuel" every song here is an absolute gem. As a songsmith, he is a master of his craft, and his performances of these pieces do them proud. Great hooks, great melodies, and lyrics that grab the soul. Every single time. Love this. Highly recommended.

Denise Hicks

Kelly Pettit - Fall in love with his music like I have
Kelly’s new CD “THESE DAYS” is a collection of everything that is him. It’s a mixture of different sounds and melodies from up beat to melancholy, all melding beautifully to make this impressive compilation.

Kelly has put in the hard yards to produce something awe inspiring. His passion & love for music comes through in the expression in his voice when he sings. Every word holds emotion. You can hear the pain, heartache & happiness within. He takes you on his own little journey with every song.

My favourite song “YOU, THE MELODY” – a song that every woman would love to be serenaded by & words that every man wished they could write.

Kelly, you have outdone yourself with this CD. Something this good can only be fruitfully rewarded. Such a kind hearted person like you deserves nothing less.

For anyone who hasn’t listened to Kelly yet, please do so. I guarantee you will fall in love with his music just like I have.

Neil Thomas

Awesome CD
I was pleasantly surprised by the opening track “She Shines”. Kelly introduces the album with his voice and acoustic guitar before his ‘band’ comes in and starts rocking out. Straight off the first track we get all the flavours of a slick production, the tight arrangements, rhythms and harmonies all provide for a very accessible and commercially viable sound. There is more than an accidental nod towards fellow countryman Bryan Adams, here and this is also apparent with the second track “I Remember” These are the perfect songs to set up the album for what is to come and their short snappy formats make them especially radio-friendly. “Into Your Sea” breaks this mold at just the right point. A simple and beautifully arranged drum-less song, which features guitar, vocal, trumpet and trombone. This is perfect timing as many musicians/producers neglect the ebb and flow of music, the dynamic between songs – so it really helps to give the album some real shape. The fourth song “Stay” is perhaps my own personal favourite. Pettit has crafted a very emotive and colourful song with space enough for a shimmering cello. The lyrics are simple and poignant and this song really speaks to you. Additionally, the melody and hook-lines are superb making this an extremely catchy number that could easily top the charts. Judith Hamann’s cello work comes to the fore with the middle eight and provides some truly beautiful textures adding to the emotional impact. Impeccably stirring and beautiful. Again the following song (the album’s title track) is tempered to change the mood again in its intro and first verse, complementing the previous song perfectly. Pettit continues to the end of the disc with a consistent run of strong songs. There are no “fillers” at all and this album is clearly about quality rather than quantity. It’s a little like choosing an excellent espresso instead of a large mug of instant!

Overall this is a superbly accomplished release from Kelly Pettit. There is a rich assortment of colour and shape and plenty of substance to this collection of finely crafted songs. There are plenty of influences apparent, including Crowded House, Rob Thomas and shades of Bryan Adams here and there. The strong suit of this album is clearly Pettit’s guitar and vocal. His melodies, harmonies, and vocal accents are well crafted, well placed and extremely creative and effective. I, for one will be keeping an eye out for this artist, I’m sure he has a great future ahead of him.

Garth Allan

Great Music - Brilliant Artist
I have spent the weekend driving around the southern California coastline listening to your new CD "These Days" - I cannot get your music out of my head - I love it!! Your song writing is very, very good and your voice delivers your words in a way that just feels genuine and sincere; emotional and very relatable. I don't know how you do it, but you are one talented dude! Everyone I know who owns your previous album FUEL thinks you are brilliant. You have managed to take your artistry to a new level with THESE DAYS. Congratulations!! And thank you for creating such an awesome gift idea with the release of your new album - a no brainer for all my friends and family :)


Kelly Pettit "He Shines"
"These Days" is yet another first class CD from Kelly Pettit!
I didn't think it was possible for Kelly to impress us more than he did with his previous cd "FUEL"......but he has.
"These Days" is a perfect mix of inspiring, creative, cleverly written lyrics and an amazing voice that gets into your head and keeps you listening over and over again.
Favourites....."You the Melody", "Stay", "Into your Sea", "Airplane", "These Days"........ I could just keep going, EVERY song is fantastic!!!!

Flossie Gateman

Kelly Pettit new CD These Days ............FANTASTIC MUSIC !!!
Kelly Pettit is one of those artist that most certainly gets your attention with his music! Not only does his new CD "THESE DAYS" sound fantastic , it's one of the best put together CD I've heard in a long time . It's unique music sooths both your ears and heart!

Kelly is a great friend and an awesome musician . I can guarantee anyone who buys his new CD will be playing it often and be singing along with it .
Congratulations Kelly , you've done an exceptionally fantastic job on THESE DAYS!!

Flossie G.