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Welcome to Michele Ann Kelly’s page here on Podcasts.ie. Michele Ann is a songwriter, performer and recording artist whose unique sound has been described by top music industry insiders as a provocative blend of blues, soul, rock and pop, with a hint of folk and a dash of country.
Her distinctive vocal style ranges effortlessly from the soft and fragile to gritty and exuberant and has earned her comparisons to such esteemed international performers as Dusty Springfield, Shawn Colvin and k d Lang as well as Alison Krauss and Sarah McLachlan.
Michele Ann’s songs are generally, though not exclusively autobiographical, giving them a gritty realism sometimes missing in those who write songs based on staid formulae, while making them accessible for the widest audience at home and abroad. Michele Ann Kelly is a perfect example of an Irish artist with considerable international potential. She also has a knack for story telling in her songs, a trait which, when not based on her own experiences, nonetheless lends an awesome sense of realism to those she composes based on the experiences of others.
She has played with Mary Black, Paul Brady, Sharon Shannon, Brian Kennedy, Luka Bloom, Jack L, Jesse Cook, Kieran Goss, Mick Hanly and Altan, and has collaborated with established songwriters like, Keith Donald (Moving Hearts), Steve Wickham (The Waterboys), Liam Reilly, Don Baker and Thom Moore.
Hot Press Magazine included her in The Top 100 Unplugged Songs of The Year and in his First Cuts colum, Hot Press General Manager Jackie Hayden decribed her as an emotive signer and a songwriter of real skill. Her song “Designer Love” written with Paul Brady and Ronan Hardiman has been included on “Then and Now: A Woman’s Heart”
To find out more visit Michele Ann Kelly’s Website
To find out if Michele Ann is performing near you visit Michele Ann Kelly Live
Our special thanks to The Glenview Hotel in County Wicklow for allowing us the use of their Writer’s Room for this recording