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Movie Project and Banff Show 

MAY 15th/2014

Had a great time playing in Banff! Completely sold out show and the weather was amazing. Hope I can get back to the mountains really soon!
Also, I have been asked by some good friends to write an original song for their independent film which will be airing across Canada on Telus Direct Cable, Netflix Canada, and of course, Youtube. More details to follow!

Keeping you posted,
-B

Banff, Recordings and Releases 

April 24th/2014

Hello All!

Been extremely busy over the last month. Getting ready for a private event out in Banff which I'm extremely excited for since it'll be my first 2 hour solo set in 2 or more years. I've also been in and out of the studio working on bits and pieces of songs for some new tracks. I'm hoping to have some brand new material ready for all of you to hear very soon!

Keeping you posted!
- B

Calgary North Rotary Club Fundraiser Part 2 

March 5th/2014

Hey Everyone!

I had the most unreal experience being able to open for Colin James! Not only has he been my guitar idol since I started playing but he's even better in person. Got to meet and speak with him one on one!




 

I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along since I started this project over 4 years ago. To be able to achieve one of my overall musical goals by opening up for Colin has been a absolute dream come true!

Thank You!
Thank You!
Thank You!


 

 

Calgary North Rotary Club Fundraiser 


Friday February 28th,2014

We hope you can join us this year as we ROCK THE WINTER BLUES AWAY WITH 6 TIME JUNO AWARD WINNER COLIN JAMES! 
 
The Calgary North Rotary Club will be holding a fundraiser where our funds are dedicated in support of education. A fabulous evening is planned and we hope you can join us. Included in your all inclusive $250 ticket are appetizers, meals entertainment, silent auction, live auction, dancing and all of your refreshments. 

Tickets are limited to 700 only so there will not 
be a bad seat in the house

 Special Opening Guest of the evening will be solo artist Brendan Kelly.

Visit https://colinjames.zoobis.com for tickets



 

Europe & New Music 


Hey!

Working on some new music with the band for the last couple of months and trying to decide on what tracks we will be recording.

I'll be off to Europe in September ; Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, and Paris. When I return I'll be posting new show dates so stay tuned!

Also, RadioTrent in Nottingham,UK has picked up my single "Runnin' " for airplay starting August 17th.  

Check out their site and catch the show! www.radiotrent.co.uk
 

That's all for now!

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Bio

Brendan Kelly is a Canadian Singer and Songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta.

With a wide variety of musical tastes, Brendan Kelly holds nothing back when it comes to his writing ability and style. Performing his own brand of blues-rock, Brendan incorporates influences from Colin James, Stevie Ray Vaughn, U2, Lenny Kravitz and many more into his all original music.

Releasing his self titled EP in 2011, recorded at HomeStead Recordings with award winning producer Barry Allen, he was met with positive reviews and it set the stage for his anticipated album. 

2012 saw the release of "Love Is My Disease", Brendan's full length double disc LP, which he produced and arranged at SoundExtractor Studios in Edmonton. The 16 track album displays his very accessible and versatile sound, ranging from rock heavy songs like "Case Of The Blues", "Runnin" and "Out of Control" to the bluesy "Help Yourself" and even pop influenced songs like "Picture Without A Frame" and "Let Me Down Easy". 

Currently, Brendan Kelly is continuing to perform locally, nationally, and internationally. 

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  • Phil Penny

    Phil Penny Nottingham UK

    I just have to say the album "Love Is My Disease" is a great double cd, 16 brilliant tracks, meaningful lyrics excellent guitar work and a genuine blues/rock voice. Brendan you are a true talent, and your cd is a real winner! Phil Penny(Blues Presenter) www.radiotrent.co.uk
    I just have to say the album "Love Is My Disease" is a great double cd, 16 brilliant tracks, meaningful lyrics excellent guitar work and a genuine blues/rock voice.
    Brendan you are a true talent, and your cd is a real winner!
    Phil Penny(Blues Presenter)
    www.radiotrent.co.uk
  • Joyce

    Joyce Toronto

    Great classic-style Rock, Brendan..keep it real! Have a rocking summer! Joyce
    Great classic-style Rock, Brendan..keep it real! Have a rocking summer!

    Joyce
  • Wayne

    Wayne Reddeer Alberta

    The band was outstanding .. both my daughters brought friends to listen by the fire and now Ayden has taken my cd's. I wish I could pass on all the great comments we have from all the people as they cam back on Sat morning but please tell those guys there were many many great comments and we got praised for having the "great band with original music that all ages could appreciate." Thank you also for your support it really means alot! Wayne-RedDeer Outdoor Hockey classic 2013
    The band was outstanding .. both my daughters brought friends to listen by the fire and now Ayden has taken my cd's. I wish I could pass on all the great comments we have from all the people as they cam back on Sat morning but please tell those guys there were many many great comments and we got praised for having the "great band with original music that all ages could appreciate." Thank you also for your support it really means alot! Wayne-RedDeer Outdoor Hockey classic 2013
  • Sasha

    Sasha Toronto

    Good morning Brendan, I want to thank you for the signed copy of your DVD. It is excellent!!! Greg gave us a copy when we were in Chicago in December and I have been listening to it ever since. I look forward to hearing more... Sasha
    Good morning Brendan,
    I want to thank you for the signed copy of your DVD. It is excellent!!! Greg gave us a copy when we were in Chicago in December and I have been listening to it ever since.
    I look forward to hearing more...
    Sasha
  • Peter

    Peter Edmonton

    Congratulations on worldwide exposure through iTunes Brendan and playing in Chicago! Keep it up and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and rewarding New Year
    Congratulations on worldwide exposure through iTunes Brendan and playing in Chicago! Keep it up and wishing you a very Merry Christmas and rewarding New Year
  • Desiree

    Desiree Edmonton

    Hi Brendan, I really like your music, you have got a great vibe to you! I happen to love music, I read your bio, you also remind me a little of another local band that has a blues feel, Wide Mouth Mason. Will your new double disc be available in itunes? Please let me know. Thanks, Desiree
    Hi Brendan,
    I really like your music, you have got a great vibe to you! I happen to love music, I read your bio, you also remind me a little of another local band that has a blues feel, Wide Mouth Mason.
    Will your new double disc be available in itunes? Please let me know.
    Thanks, Desiree
  • Anita

    Anita Edmonton

    I really like "Picture Without a Frame". Although I liked Disc 1; I was quite impressed with all the songs on Disc 2. You are a very talented young man. You are now on my iPod. I saw on your web site that you were at Richard's Pub back in Sept. Ricard's pub is our local. Looking forward to seeing you perform there sometime in the New Year. I would like to hear you play some covers as well... you do an amazing job on "Into the Mystic"....one of my favourite songs. I would like to stay in touch and keep up to date with your schedule and anytime I get a chance, come out and lsiten to you perform. I am looking forward to Jan. 5 at the Oil Kings game. Good luck in Chicago......although I don't think you need it.
    I really like "Picture Without a Frame". Although I liked Disc 1; I was quite impressed with all the songs on Disc 2. You are a very talented young man. You are now on my iPod.
    I saw on your web site that you were at Richard's Pub back in Sept. Ricard's pub is our local. Looking forward to seeing you perform there sometime in the New Year. I would like to hear you play some covers as well... you do an amazing job on "Into the Mystic"....one of my favourite songs.
    I would like to stay in touch and keep up to date with your schedule and anytime I get a chance, come out and lsiten to you perform. I am looking forward to Jan. 5 at the Oil Kings game.
    Good luck in Chicago......although I don't think you need it.
  • Cheryl

    Cheryl Edmonton

    I am enjoying your music in my car at present and look forward to hearing the new stuff!
    I am enjoying your music in my car at present and look forward to hearing the new stuff!
  • Corey

    Corey Asia

    Thank you for keeping me in the loop with your great music.. Being a musician and growing up through the 60's, 70's, and 80's it's nice to see a young man like yourself stay true to the art of full performance.. Even on your studio action.. I like your music.. It's full of life and great blues like Rock & Roll like my favorites .. From Hendrix to Zeppelin to Clapton and more.. I wish you continued success young man and I look forward to hearing more from you.. I am presently living and performing in Asia.. Will send to my friends as well to check you out as we are all about supporting true artist.. Stay strong and gbless .. Keep us posted
    Thank you for keeping me in the loop with your great music.. Being a musician and growing up through the 60's, 70's, and 80's it's nice to see a young man like yourself stay true to the art of full performance.. Even on your studio action.. I like your music.. It's full of life and great blues like Rock & Roll like my favorites .. From Hendrix to Zeppelin to Clapton and more.. I wish you continued success young man and I look forward to hearing more from you.. I am presently living and performing in Asia.. Will send to my friends as well to check you out as we are all about supporting true artist.. Stay strong and gbless .. Keep us posted
  • Brittany

    Brittany Edmonton

    Hi Brendan, Sounds good! :-) I've been meaning to write to touch base & see if we're any closer to picking a date for you to play the lounge. We're still looking forward to having you play Brittany's. Also, Harpdog Brown is playing here again on Oct 4 w/ Yukon Slim, which might be something you'd like to catch.... See the place in action! I see you have a free show at Richards on the 28th, so perhaps late Oct or in Nov. would work for something here. Either way, new song sounds great! I bet the album will be awesome. Congratulations! :-) Talk soon, Brittany
    Hi Brendan, Sounds good! :-) I've been meaning to write to touch base & see if we're any closer to picking a date for you to play the lounge. We're still looking forward to having you play Brittany's. Also, Harpdog Brown is playing here again on Oct 4 w/ Yukon Slim, which might be something you'd like to catch.... See the place in action! I see you have a free show at Richards on the 28th, so perhaps late Oct or in Nov. would work for something here. Either way, new song sounds great! I bet the album will be awesome. Congratulations! :-)

    Talk soon,
    Brittany