ABOUT

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KELSEY MICHAEL 

I am first and foremost a singer and I see my voice as an instrument to paint with. When singing I am looking to create colour, edge, subtlety and play with the grain of my voice. Truly contemporary songs, ones which reflect, document and express a time and place are I believe essential for a healthy culture. I have been writing and performing my compositions since the early nineties. Before that, I was a performer in the international world of physical theatre in the 80's and 90's, known for dynamic, exhilarating vocals.

 

In 1997 I launched experimental pop octet Minnow onto the London alternative music scene to critical acclaim. The band featured Gail Brand, John Telfer, Kay Charlton, Marc Sanders, John Edwards, Richard Sanderson, Dean Brodrick and Liam Nobel. 

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I have worked with The The, High Llamas, and Jocelyn Pook, Simon Fisher Turner, and in the jazz world with Liam Noble and Tom Bancroft.

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Whilst raising a family in West Cornwall I have been a musician in the community, leading singing groups in rural areas, pioneering Wild singing walks, and mentoring young singers.

Taking inspiration from Female singer songwriters, especially Carole King and Laura Nyro, I have committed myself to the art of songwriter's piano and craft my songs with rich harmony drawing on jazz, improvisation, R&B and everything else!

THE BAND

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GREG DYER 

Greg Dyer mixes world rhythms with hip hop and jazz drumming. He has plays in Cornwall with Falmouth based Brazilian influenced Bossa Nova and Choro band Radio Rio. He also performs and records in duo with cellist Kath Williams, sampling and beatmaking. The pair are regulars at Tropical Pressure and Great Estate festivals.

 
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BEN KYPREOS 

is a musical force, a multi-instrumentalist with drums, guitar, keyboards and bass all within his palette. Ben plays acoustic bass with Kelsey's core trio and sings backing vocals. His other projects include: Darrel Higham, The Trophy Husbands, Space dog and Buddy Holly musical. Recently Ben has been collaborating with Hillbilly folk outfit Cahooty and lending his guitar and arrangement skills to the dark, beautiful and humorous songs of Penzance singer and songwriter Lucy Birbeck.