Country Kellyann
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Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

I am a classically and jazz trained flutist and saxophonist and a classically and pop trained vocalist. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Central CT ST Univ. and also studied at Ithaca College and New England Conservatory. I have sung my whole life and have played flute for 40 yrs, sax for 37 yrs, and clarinet for 34 years. I have played in all styles. I studied voice in the classical style for diction, tone and extention of my range and 1 yr of Pop style lessons with a different vocal teacher to learn to sing using the Speech-level singing tecnique and work on stage presence. During that time I entered many talent and Karaoke competitions to practice these concepts. I also had some lessons on acoustic guitar from Mark Cecchini. I have been the owner of Wedding Instrumentals for 27 yrs and have performed flute with many classically trained musicians. I have had a teaching studio for 27 years as well. I have sung by sitting in with country bands such as Stone Canyon, and Cobblestone Road both out of CT. I performed in a duo called Country Somethin' for 2 yrs singing lead and harmony and played auxiliary percussion. I am currently with the band "Blue Collar Project" owned and manged by Guy Howerton in which I sing lead & harmony, and play flute, sax, auxiliary percussion and acoustic rhythm guitar. I have played jazz flute with NYC's Jamie Baum, and played jazz in a flute and guitar duo with Dave Giardina, and Mark Cecchini. I have performed over the past 26 yrs as a reed doubler (flute, alto flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto and soprano saxes, alto and soprano recorders, and auxiliary percussion) in many pit orchestras such as the Thomaston Opera House, The Warner Theater in Torrington, The Hartford Children's Theater, The CT Repertory
Theater in Storrs, and The Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich, CT. I have studio experience in NYC at Uptime Recording Studio recording for the new Musical CD Soundtrack of "Buddy's Tavern" on flute, alto sax, and clarinet, and my own vocal demo CD produced locally by Warren at Rotary Records in West Springfield, MA and Guy Wallis at Performance Music in Westfield. I've written one completed original ready for recording and several others unfinished. In Sept - November 2015 I recorded vocally 4 songs written by Bill Naughton, Jr. of Colbalt, CT. Three of these songs were recorded for his 2 cd set demo which will be sent to producers and artists in Nashville. I can play by ear, improvise and read music. I'm very versatile, flexible, and easy to get along with. I am most looking for a modern country/southern rock (Marshall Tucker), Blues or Contemorary Christian band in which I can sing some lead, background harmony, and play my flute and/ or alto or soprano sax AND/OR sing lead and/or harmony in an Evanescence Tribute Band. Also anyone out there classically trained and in need of a flutist or woodwind player for weddings, cocktail hour, receptions, parties, etc, please call. Anyone who is in need of a folk/jazz flutist/singer for any one-time gigs, please contact me at kcflutist.

Screen name:
Country Kellyann
Member since:
Sep 11 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter, Barbara Streisand, Barbara Mandrell, Pam Tillis, Terri Clark, Wynnona Judd, Patty Loveless, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sarah Evans, Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Reba McIntire, Jo Dee Messina, Leann Womack, Gretchen Wilson, Trick Pony, The Kinleys, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Gloria Estefan, Debbie Gibson, Chris Cagle, Collin Raye, Jason Aldean, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steven Curtiss Chapman and Seal. I have jad many influences but these are the biggies. I can also sing Evanescence for anyone looking to put together an Evanescence Tribute Band.

Vocal Harmony: Simon & Garfunkel, Emerson Lake and Powell(Palmer), Genesis, Phil Collins, The Eagles, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar, Diamond Rio, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Craig Morgan, Alan Jackson, Metallica, Alice in Chains, and anything with harmony. (Love Harmonies!i)

Flute: Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws, Dave Valentin, Sherrie Winston, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Jamie Baum, Jean Pierre Rampal, James Galway, Paula Robison, Jeanne Baxtresser, Robert Dick, Fenwick Smith, William Grass, my teachers Lauren Weiss, Nina Barwell, and Sharon Davis, and all the 70's Pop flute solos on the radio I figured out by ear.

Sax: Spyro Gyra, Tower of Power, Charlie Parker, Candy Dulfer, Kenny G, my teachers Kenny Nigro & Jeff Taylor, and all of the 80's groups with sax solos - John Cafferty, Huey Lewis and the News, Hall and Oats, Foreigner, George Thorogood - which I learned by ear.

Others: Rush, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Eight to the Bar (local), Tower of Power, John Tesh, Megadeath, tv hit "Hee Haw" with Buck Owens, the Barbara Mandrell Show, Sonny and Cher, etc.

Instrument experience:

Flute:
Expert
Saxophone:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Alto:
Advanced
Clarinet:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

A Muramatsu Professional Open-holed flute, Armstrong piccolo, Buffet (E11) wooden clarinet, Selmer alto sax, a Kingston LA Sax soprano sax, a wooden soprano and wooden alto recorders, and auxiliary percussion insts. such as shaker egg, guiro, moraccas, tambourine, etc. I have an SM58 Sure mic. I have a mic stand and instrumental stands for my insts. I have an small amp. My Tacoma full-bodied Mahogany-body and spruce-top acoustic guitar has a built-in pickup and I have a guitar stand & Capo. I have a neck strap, a foot stool and a cord that can be plugged into my pickup and then into an amp. I also have a harmonica, though I don't play it well yet. I play acoustic guitar better than the harmonica at thos point in time. I've been toying with the idea of getting aa mandolin.

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Past Events

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at the Campground. We are Saturday night's entertainment!

Memorial Day Weekend Campground Gig in North Stonington, CT 7-10pm