The Ember Lounge @ MEMO Music Hall
Thu 19 Mar 2020, 7:30 pm
Kelly and her band of brothers, featuring Brenden Mason from Madder Lake, come to the Ember Lounge with a mix of blues, roots, R&B, a country mix of their finely crafted originals, smattered with some favourite covers.
Joined by pianist Boris Conley, guitarist Brenden Mason, bassist Max McIntosh and drummer Nick Carrafa, the night begins with an acoustic set, then the music shifts gear for some good rocking electric energy. One with the lot!!
The five-part vocal harmonies uplift and the crowds join in. There’s ample opportunity to sit and listen or get out of your seat and on your feet when you are with The Kelly Auty Band. Energetic, fun, heartfelt and inspired. kellyauty.com.au
Gig info: Reserved Seats: $25.00 +bf, General Admin: $20.00 +bf, At the Door: $20.00 (if still available)
Ember Lounge: Inside MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda.
KELLY AUTY BIO
A child of the outback and a ‘Kimberley dreamer’, Kelly Auty is first and foremost, an entertainer. Living now in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, she has a reputation as an energetic singing and songwriting dynamo. Renowned as a powerful vocalist and an inspiring performer, she delivers outstanding shows in her distinctive style.
Kelly is equally impressive across Blues, Gospel, R&B, Soul, Rock, Country and French Chanson genres. For those who have seen and heard Kelly perform live, the passion and power of her recorded work will come as no surprise. Kelly’s work can only be described as honest and heartfelt, earthy and inspiring.
With over 40 years experience in the music industry, nine independent albums under her belt, Kelly is also a faultless senior event manager and caring teacher. Ultimately, Kelly Auty is a multi-talented entertainer.
In 2017 Kelly was inspired to enter the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s “MBAS Blues Challenge”. Kelly brought together her favourite ‘merry men’, the talented artists she regularly works with and dubbed her group, “The Kelly Auty Band” for the purposes of the competition. The MBAS run the comp each year to find the best possible Victorian Blues Band (and Blues solo/Duo, to represent the MBAS & Melbourne at the annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis. The Band competed live in heats, making it through to the finals, in which they received the highest scores, awarding them the MBAS Blues Challenge Band Award & the ticket to the IBC Blues Challenge 2018 in the USA.
As part of their international competition, The Kelly Auty Band recorded “Kelly’s Blues”, an all original Blues live album. In Memphis, the Band played 25mins sets over two nights of quarter-finals with over 240 other artists. A nail-biting day later, it was announced the band had made it through to the semi-finals, along with 80 other artists, which was as far as they would go, an amazing achievement, making the Kelly Auty Band truly and credibly an International level Blues Band. Following the competition, with family and friends in tow, Kelly and her entourage hired a 12 seater van and journeyed north-east to Nashville, then back down through Memphis and into New Orleans. The Band played a number of gigs and jams along their blues music history trail. Their journey was documented on Kelly’s Facebook page.
The ‘Kelly’s Blues’ show goes from strength to strength, performing at many music festivals around Australia, including Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues 2018, and many local & concert venues, to ever-increasing enthralled audiences.
Kelly and her band of brothers, pianist Boris Conley, bassist Max McIntosh and drummer Nick Carrafa with special guest, the legendary Madder Lake Guitarist, Brenden Mason, play a blues, roots, R&B, country mix of their finely crafted originals, smattered with some favourite covers. The night begins with an acoustic set, then the music shifts gear for some good rocking electric energy. One with the lot!!! The five-part harmonies uplift and the crowds join in. There’s ample opportunity to sit and listen or get out of your seat and on your feet when you visit with Kelly and the Band.
Energetic, fun, heartfelt and inspired. Come on down to a show……..