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Kelly Bell Band / Press

““As timeless as the blues may be, Kelly Bell’s success stems from his ability to take such a classic form of music and add his own touch to it, combining rock, funk, and a head full of dreadlocks, with old fashioned Muddy Waters’ blues.” ”

Chris Terry - The Towerlight

““You see him writhe and rock like a man possessed, sweat flying off the ends of his dreads as he throws his head to and fro, and you hear his deep baritone envelope the room with timeless universal sorrow and hurt or wistfulness, or calling out to everyone to get funky like there’s no tomorrow and to the men to shout to the women to put their booty on the floor! At the end of the night, the crowd chants Kel-ly! Kel-ly! Were they having a good time? Hell, yeah! Do they want to go home? Hell no!” ”

Mary Ishimoto Morris - Music Monthly

““The Kelly Bell Band are among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk, and blues-electrified here, Delta there, horn driven elsewhere- and still manage to sound sincere? A forward view of the way blues is transitioning in today’s scene…Bell’s an honest poet and an outstanding singer with lots to say. ” ”

Blues Revue Magazine

““The passionate sweat-drenched, funk fueled groove could bring a priest to his knees…we had to have a cigarette when the set was ended.””

Lee Gardner, Chief Editor - Baltimore City Paper

“The Kelly Bell Band from Baltimore entertained a sold-out blues crowd at the Eastern Illinois University Doudna Fine Arts Center. The entire evening was energetic, entertaining and filled with enthusiasm both on stage and off. The crowd was lighting up their phones, swaying to the music, and singing along with the band. Some of the local kids went on stage and danced. Bell's comedian style of entertaining with music, stories and laughter fed off his local audience. The energy from the Kelly Bell Band wafted its way into every member of the audience. Bell is an energetic, beautiful man who loves his music. For the Full article go to http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/article_2974c65c-b49f-11df-bbbd-001cc4c002e0.html ”