ABOUT

KELSEY MICHAEL is a singer, songwriter and performer writing songs to capture places or moments in time. Her songs and performances appeal to collective understanding, resonating strongly with lovers of her music, to become a soundtrack which continues to play, long after the gig is over. Kelsey's trio have been a regular on the music scene in Penzance, and throughout mid and west Cornwall, performing at Golowan Festival Penzance. Source FM's Parklive in Falmouth, and Penlee park Open air theatre. Between 2015 - 18 the trio were at the heart of Kelsey's Fruit tree Songwriters Nights; packed out seasons of new music created by west Cornwall based writers of all ages.

Kelsey has been making her very individual music since the early nineties. As a physical theatre performer in the international world of experimental theatre in the 80's and 90's, she became known for exhilarating vocals. In 1997 she launched experimental pop octet Minnow onto the London alternative music scene to critical acclaim, find reviews here.

She has worked with The The, High Llamas, Jocelyn Pook, and Jeremy Peyton Jones, has sung contemporary Jazz with Liam Noble and Tom Bancroft, and performed and sung with theatre companies: Insomniac Productions, Hoodwink, and Christine Entwisle to name a few. Full bio here.

After a break from composing to raise her family Kelsey returned to songwriting to create a new music tuned to Cornwall and a life happily dominated by a wild coastal landscape. Taking inspiration from Carole King and Laura Nyro she committed herself to the art of songwriter's piano and formed her Penzance based trio with Greg Dyer on drums and Ben Kypreos on acoustic bass. Her music embraces classic pop, explores jazz harmony and creates immersive song landscapes.

GREG DYER mixes world rhythms with hip hop and jazz drumming, responding with great sensitivity to the sound of the bands with which he works. They have included Cuban salsa band Kabasa, Brazilian Choro group Radio Rio and globally influenced Cornish folk band Tyn Daga. He also incorporates sampling and sequencing technology. As well as percussion, Greg is a guitarist drawing influence from Flamenco and a range of Latin styles which he weaves into his own compositions.

 

BEN KYPREOS 

plays acoustic and fretless bass, past projects include: Darrel higham, The Trophy Husbands, Space dog and Buddy Holly musical. Also a guitarist, Ben has been collaborating with Truro based singer-songwriter Hannah Bullock.