Kelsey is a singer, songwriter and performer able to capture places or moments in time, appealing to collective understanding. These songs resonate strongly with lovers of her music, becoming a soundtrack which continues to play, long after the gig is over.
Taking inspiration from Carole King and Laura Nyro she has 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, jazz harmony and creates immersive song landscapes.
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Kelsey has been writing songs and making her own 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 and dynamic vocals. In 1997 she launched her experimental pop octet Minnow onto the London alternative music scene to critical acclaim, find reviews here.
With the powerhouse rhythm section of Mark Sanders (drums), Dean Brodrick (piano) and John Edwards (bass), horn section and Richard Sanderson experimenting with toys and electronics, Minnow compositions expanded Kelsey's songs with improvisation and crafted jazz arrangements.
Kelsey has worked with The The, High Llamas, Jocelyn Pook, Simon Fisher Turner, Jeremy Peyton Jones. She has sung contemporary Jazz composition by Liam Noble and Tom Bancroft, and performed and sung with theatre companies: Insomniac Productions, Hoodwink, and Christine Entwisle to name a few. Read reviews
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.
mixes world rhythms with hip hop and jazz drumming, responding with great sensitivity to the sound of the bands with which he works. They include Cuban salsa band Kabasa, Brazilian Choro group Radio Rio and Tyn Daga who play re-imagined folk music from across the globe. 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.