KELLY ANN is a force to be reckoned with. Unafraid of pushing the boundaries of genre, her pure and soulful voice captures your attention from the start. Her influences range from jazz, soul, motown, celtic, pop, and r&b.
KELLY ANN started writing music before she could write. Growing up in choirs, every instructor tested her vocal range from alto to high soprano. Learning guitar at the age of 10 gave her the courage to hit the stage solo at church and it was there that she gained her love of performing. She continued her vocal training throughout college in Memphis, TN until she moved back to her home state of California and launched a full-time solo career in 2011.
In 2013 she released a self-titled EP with a national tour that promised to put her in contention with songwriters like Ray Lamontagne and William Fitzsimmons. She sold out of CD's and everything was moving forward until health problems forced her to take a few steps back.
Finally, she broke her six year hiatus on September 1, 2019 with the release of her single, Mockingbird. It has all the songwriting dare of Bob Dylan and the ethereal quality of Enya. Written to commemorate a classic novel and the memory of a loved one, Mockingbird will haunt you with it's beauty and positive message.
Rumor is that KELLY ANN spent her hiatus writing a full length album and we look forward to its release.
"Songwriting is how I process life, so I can't stop. I've tried, but I don't heal until I've written a song about it. I just hope that my songs help others heal too." - KELLY ANN