Alex Kelly is an American singer/songwriter born in Queens New York. She left New York City for Buffalo to study business at Buffalo State College. In 2007 Alex met Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls), who hand-picked her as lead singer and co-writer for his electro-pop side band, Amungus. “The truth is…” EP was released in 2008, with the song “Bad Kitty” appearing in the popular iTunes’ video game, Tap Tap Revenge 3. Radio play for the EP, via Kiss 98.5fm, and 88.7fm (NPR), landed the band a prime spot in the Rockin at the Knox music series, featuring The B52’s and Metric. After three years under Takac’s musical influence, Alex eagerly channeled her energies into her first solo project.
Alex moved back to New York City, where she produced and released her debut EP Sticky Butterfly, in spring 2010. With its powerful vocal performance, unique sound, and fearless lyrical content, Sticky Butterfly introduced a new sonic chapter of Alex Kelly’s music. The EP was featured on Channel 7 WKBW, Carma Dee TV, Z100 New Radio, Afropunk.com and distributed through iTunes (worldwide), Amazonmp3.com (in the US and UK) and various other social media retailers. Later that year, Sony Creative Software launched a remix contest/campaign for the EP’s first single and video “Funky Hydrophonic”, hosted by Acidplanet.com. In addition, the New Music Seminar nominated Alex for the 2011 AOV List.
For her live shows, Alex Kelly with DJ Lopro and (pILLOW tHEORY’s) guitarist Kelsey Warren formed an eclectic electro-rock trio. The band honed their craft performing at underground art galleries and exclusive parties to display their unique blend of performance art, visuals and sound. These smaller niche shows paved the way to larger, trendy New York City venues such as Webster Hall, Bowery Electric and Arlene’s Grocery.
This past summer, years of cultivation and hard work paid off when Alex Kelly released her first full-length album Orange Circle. Kelly collaborated with pILLOW tHEORY front man Kelsey Warren and GCR Audio engineer Justin Rose, to create a sassy dance-rock album that is ready-made for the 21st Century. The album release party was a feature in The Deli Magazines’ NYC June 2012 issue. For her victory lap, Alex will embark upon an eight city tour of the East Coast from November through December, kicking off with an opening day performance at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon on October 16.
- Mon Nov 12 Alex Kelly + pILLOW tHEORY @ The Apartment, Providence, Rhode Island, US
- Tue Nov 13 Alex Kelly + Pillow Theory @ Slims Downtown, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
- Wed Nov 14 Alex Kelly + pILLOW tHEORY @ Brighton Bar, Long Branch, New Jersey, US
- Thu Nov 15 Alex Kelly + pILLOW tHEORY @ Dobbs, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, US
- Thu Dec 13 Alex Kelly pILLOW tHEORY @ Nietzsches, Buffalo, New York
- Sun Dec 16 Alex Kelly + pILLOW tHEORY @ Mercury Lounge, Manhattan, New York, USA
Gig Junkies – “An instantly addictive slice of streetwise pop… streetwise pop with instant a-peel”
Abolish Confusion Magazine – “Alex Kelly brings pop to life with this catchy number. Orange Circle not is instantly memorable as Alex’s soft vocals flow over prominent guitars, making it stand out from her peers.”
Oh Deary Me – ‘Fun candy coated pop music to lift the spirits….”
Female First - ‘Alex Kelly is well and truly back with her new single Orange Circle as she mixes a bit of pop, rock and dance to make this the ultimate summer record.’
Kat, Metal Buzz – “I think Alex Kelly’s ‘Orange Circle’ is an absolutely amazing song. It’s like a blast of fresh summer air that will soothe and calm you down on a crazy, stressed out day. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.”
American Horrors – “Sharp AltPop. Great dance hooks. Cool song”
MusicEyz – “a great track, with something in it for most music fans. It has all the ingredients to be a potential backdrop to the summer”
Freedom Spark – “Great angular, radio friendly, jam with sickeningly addictive hooks. I like.”
WhatCulture - “Kelly’s rich yet mellow vocal style will have you singing along with every word while the strutting guitar moves your limbs on their own accord, it’s a tightly-packaged track that unwraps its way smoothly through its very quick 2:43 minutes.”
Surge Radio – “Alex Kelly has that bad-girl next door attitude that’s missing from modern day pop music. She oozes guitar grit and contagious drum rhythms over an outstanding chorus, which will make you spin round and join in with the party.”
Alex Kelly Press:
- Volenté returns with a bumper three track single ‘Broken Promises’
- REVIEW: Alex Kelly | AltSounds
- REVIEW: Alex Kelly | Whisperin’ and Hollerin’
- REVIEW: Alex Kelly | Raw Ramp
- NEWS: Alex Kelly | Un Nom De Guerre
- NEWS: Alex Kelly | Vents Mag
- NEWS: Alex Kelly | Tape To Tape
- NEWS: Alex Kelly | Female First
- NEWS: Alex Kelly | Salad Days Magazine
- NEWS: Alex Kelly | 101 Distribution