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Bridget Kelly Band
Bridget Kelly Band is an electric blues band that rocks the house with their unique blend of hot smokin' blues. Their NEW CD “Forever in Blues” was released this summer! (June of 2014). Forever in Blues was picked by Hit-Tracks Top l00 - 26 TIPS FOR HIT-TRACKS TOP 100! Charlie Boyer from JazzandBlues Magazine says, "The CD Gods have been very, very good to us lately! The Bridget Kelly Band are going to put themselves on the map with this one. Great tunes, production, and delivery - on every single cut! And, no doubt about it... they are ALL the blues. See you at the release party..." http://www.reverbnation.com/bridgetkellyband
Their CD “Back in the Blues”, released in March of 2013 (Alpha Sun Records),contained all original blues songs couched in styles that range from Chicago and Memphis blues to Texas Blues. In live shows Bridget Kelly Band plays originals, they also perform music of B.B. King, T. Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Etta James, and Bonnie Raitt. The band’s original compositions have been featured on WXJZ Smooth Jazz in Gainesville ,FL(on Q-quincy’s Blues Show) as well as radio shows throughout the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Italy, Germany, and France. The group performs at a wide variety of music venues -- clubs, concerts, and festivals across Florida; and has shared the stage with numerous recording and touring blues artists including Albert Castiglia, Willie Green, Jeff Jensen, Brandon Santini, Biscuit Miller, & Victor Wainwright. Bridget Kelly – vocals, Tim Fik – guitar & vocals, Mike Hamm – bass, Michael Barady – drums. Members of the band hail from Gainesville, Florida and Palatka, Florida. Based out of North Florida, the Bridget Kelly Band are members of the North-Central Florida Blues Society. The band’s music has been gaining International recognition, and is regularly featured on Kevin Black's "Women in the Blues“ and "Black on Blues" show (U.K.), Tony T.C. Corner’s “Blues Corner” radio show (U.K.), and earned Best of 2013 CDs on John Hammer’s “Hammered by the Blues” show. The group continues to perform at festivals and live entertainment clubs/venues throughout the Southeast. The Bridget Kelly Band was invited to perform at the Women in Blues Showcase for the International Blues Competition last year and will perform this year in January, 2015. Recent dates have included performances at Vetfest and Bikefest (Thunder Music Park,Hampton, FL), St. John's River Blues Festival, Florida's Azalea Festival, The High Dive (Gainesville, FL) with Albert “The Kid” Castiglia, The Dirty Martini Bar (Gainesville,FL), The Thomas Center (Gainesville, FL), Billy's Downtown Blues Bar (Palatka, FL)with Victor Wainwright, Roberts Hall (Lynn Haven, FL), Skipper's Smokehouse (Tampa, FL), Topsail Hill State Park's "Red, White & Blues" Concert (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), Ellie Ray's (Branford, FL), Bradfordville Blues Club (Tallahassee, FL), Florida Folk Festival and Florida's Blue Crab Festival... just to name a few. Bridget Kelly Band's "Back in the Blues" CD (2013) won the North Central Florida Blues Society’s regional entrant into the IBC's Best Independently Produced CD for 2013. Bridget Kelly was also featured in the Women in the Blues Showcase at the IBC in Memphis, closing the show at the fabled Center for Southern Folklore. Bridget Kelly and guitarist Tim Fik were invited to sit in with Brandon Santini and Jeff Jensen and his band at W.C. Handy's Blues Hall (Memphis, TN) the weekend of the IBC (Jan. 2014). While attending the BMA’s (May 2014),Bridget performed at Beale Street’s famous Rum Boogie Night Club, sitting in with Sonny Rock and Tas Cru.