Genres:Pop Rock, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic
With a voice to rival the depth and range of legends like Pat Benetar, Annie Lennox, and Ann Wilson, Kelly Greene is a musical force to be reckoned with. This Rock Singer-Songwriter/Musician serves up a tall drink of modern rock with a heavy twist of old school bite and lyrics deserving attention. Taking musical cues from influences like Weezer, Third Eye Blind and Van Halen, Greene released her second album “I Wish I Was Alive” on June 3, 2008. Recorded with “no pop” producer Jason Rubal (Dresden Dolls, Hierosonic), “I Wish I Was Alive” is a killer Rock album that drives from beginning to end with raw emotion and no apologies.
Striking, and yes, we mean striking, the ivories for the first time at three years old, Kelly Greene displayed obvious talent at a very young age. Years of childhood performances and school choirs led to time on the road out of high school playing and singing for crowds of ten to 5,000+. It wasn’t until after her time on the road that she decided to pick up a guitar and really go for it – to push through the boundaries that had been set for her and be the honest, hard-hitting, voice of Rock n’ Roll today’s music is sorely missing. Many bands claim not to sound like anyone out there, and although you can clearly hear her musical influences, Greene’s voice truly stands out as there really is no particular female voice out there that sounds like hers at the moment.
Having been invited to open for national acts such as The Exies and Smile Empty Soul, within her first three shows, Kelly Greene has already proven that she can play with the big boys and isn’t afraid to be selective when it comes to when and where she plays.
“My fans are very loyal and they will travel quite a distance to get to a show, so I want to be sure that it’s a great venue and an amazing show for them, and worth their effort to get there; after all, playing out is about the fans, isn’t it?” And boy, do those fans respond to Greene! At her album launch show on June 21, at The Cutting Room in New York City, she performed an amazing set before a standing-room-only crowd that was visibly blown away by her incredible live performance, a performance so fantastic that rVibe, who streamed the concert live around the world, will be editing the show into it’s first ever downloadable video album.
Greene’s current successes don’t stop there, she’s just signed a full-album publishing deal with a major L.A. publisher, Songs With Vision, and has just inked a deal with AMP Energy Drink to be featured on their college radio promotion the AMP 4-Pack. It won’t be long before we see this rising star everywhere. Great music rises to the top and Kelly’s on her way.
So there you have it, fans & virgins, as Greene likes to call first-time listeners, it’s all about you. Kelly Greene wrote a kick-ass rock album for you that is now available online at www.kellygreene.com, as well as many other online retailers, such as iTunes and CDBaby. As always the CD will be available at every live show with live show specials that include her first CD. For more information about Kelly, to sign up for her email list and to get up-to-the-minute show info and other KG News, visit www.kellygreene.com and be a part of something Rock. – J.K.