What’s the story behind you Alex Kelly?
Well, I was born and then a bunch of stuff happened and now I’m here. It’s pretty rad here, wherever ‘here’ is?
If I twisted your arm and you agreed to pigeon hole yourselves to one genre, which one would it be?
If you had to choose one element of your music that defines your music as a whole, what would it be and why?
One element? FIRE! Haha. Ok, seriously though, I’d have to say that no matter what we do, we always keep it funky.
Whenever I’m putting a piece together, I like to first establish a groove that makes me want to move my body.
What made you get into music?
Did it tell you that? Because, in all honesty it got into me first, I swear. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t sing. I think if the love of music is something that is truly inside of your heart, it’s what you do naturally.
When I was little, I used to imitate everyone I’d hear on the radio. In the 80’s I feel like there was more diversity on the radio, which made imitating fun.
I could listen to Aerosmith, George Michael, Salt n’Peppa, and Anita Baker on damn near the same channel depending on the time of day.
One of my earliest memories is of seeing a Tina Turner performance on television and thinking ‘Omg, I want to be this woman!’
What’s the story behind ‘Orange Circle’ the album?
I’m going to tell you a very short version of a story that played out over what felt like a very long time. One day I started seeing the number 11 a lot!
It was actually quite frightening at first, no thanks to my friends who were all ‘O.k. sweetie, why don’t you lie down’. Anyhow, this repeating 1 pattern just kept showing up. Being the curious person I am, I started down a road of research that really got my creative juices going.
I read all kinds of interesting books and bits of writings, from both ancient and modern texts based on the number one. This story is already headed for nerd-city isn’t it? It gets better I promise…