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Kenelis / Bio

Kenelis deliver a hard hitting mix of Alt Rock with elements of Punk Grunge and Hardcore. Fronted by feisty charismatic Mel Sanson, the band deliver a energy emotive live performance, who have shared the stage with the likes of Reuben, You Me at Six, The Blackout, Fightstar, Ghost of a Thousand and The Levellers. Magazine features and rave reviews in Rocksound Magazine, Big Cheese Magazine, Viva Le Rock, Diva & G3, Room Thirteen, God is In The TV and Alt Sounds.

In 2013 Kenelis won The Brighton Music Awards 'Viewers Choice'. The band have also been London's award winning promoters FeedMe Music's band of the month. Other success includes; Room Thirteen band of the month, NMT band of the year and G3 magazine's band of the year.

The band have built up a strong loyal following on the underground music scene with regular London shows that include Scala, 100 club, IndigO2 and The Relentless Garage as well as pride festivals in the UK and International.

So far, in 2014 Kenelis have performed live at packet out Scala Show (with Alt-J, Everything Everything DJ sets), support Soufly and Arcane Roots at the Big Cheese Cave, Guilfest as well as sharing the stage with Republica this year on The Q Live Music Stage at Brighton Pride.

Kenelis released their Debut album 'Remember How It Felt on their own label 'Black Grass Records' in 2009, followed by their second album 'Fake'  in June 2011 which were both produced by Angus Cowan (Redwood, Reuben, Jamie Lenman). Their most recent release 'Move', a 4 track EP was released, produced by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots) on the 10th December 2012. Mel teamed up with some of the best Brighton talent fusing Hard Rock, Punk Rock, Metal and Grunge to create a Power House EP of hard hitting riffs and ear pleasing melodies.

Other Projects: Mel Sanson is a performer and vocalist in The L Project's 'It Does Get Better', a charity single that reached number 10 in the Official Independent UK Chart raising thousands of pounds for Stonewall & Diversity Role Models.

“Keep a close eye on this lot” Rocksound Magazine
"Kenelis are a massive band with enormous potential" Uplifted Music
"We need a cool band to rock our socks off and we have found the perfect band in the form of Kenelis" Room Thirteen
"This pretty much proves how good they are in one sentence as these support slots are not for shitty punk bands with no future’" Punk Prospect
"We love... rock band Kenelis" G3 Magazine
"They know how to lift a crowd" Diva Magazine
"Breeders meets Belly retooled with a hardcore framing" God Is In The TV
"All the infectious elements of yesterday’s unruly music scene that’s absent from a lot of what’s sifted through today’s sound waves" Alt Sounds
"One of the UK's next generation Stadium Rockers" Loud Horizon Magazine
"Fronted by Mel Sanson, one of the mightiest rock ladies on these shores" When Sally Met Sally 
"Fantastic live performance. Make sure you catch them this year" Lesbilicious

General Info

Band Members
Mel Sanson - Vocals
Artist Name
Profile Page
Rock / Rock / Punk

Contact Info

Brighton, ENGLA, UK
Vicky Wilson

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