Kelly Shirey is a folk-rock singer/songwriter who performs in the Pacific Northwest as both a solo artist and leader of the band,
Kelly Shirey & Co. Kelly has been the front man and songwriter for many bands over the years including Midnight Sun, Eden, 3 Shades of Gray (3SG) and Woodrush. Woodrush consistently made the list of top PNW bands in Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington. His newest project, Kelly Shirey & Co. showcases his folk rock roots.
Kelly’s music and his performances show an appreciation for all musical genres and his lifelong love of music. Kelly’s music is a study in raw passion and down home acoustic rock, mixed with a bit of blues and modern pop. His performances play easily to all demographics, and musical tastes…a little something for everyone! Audiences and venues always want Kelly Shirey & Co. to come back.
Performances include a selection of original songs that showcase Kelly’s gift for wordplay, storytelling and orchestration. He also has an extensive playlist of cover songs, both modern and classic, by artists such as; Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Lorde, The Beatles, Damien Rice, Iron and Wine, Jack Johnson, and countless other musicians and artists that have resonated in his life. As one might expect…he is always adding fresh material to the mix.
Company includes “any one of many” accompanying musicians a person might see at a Kelly Shirey & Co. performance. See below for some of the regulars.
Jessie Penaluna: A classically trained violinist with the soul of a jazz piano player. Jessie is as talented as she is lovely. She has no trouble jumping and filling the sweet spot with soaring violin leads and adding 3rd part harmony vocals, or jumping in on bass when needed. Jessie naturally commands the violin, and brings a whole new dimension to the overall sound.
Gabrielle Burton: A long time friend and an amazing and captivating singer and performer. Gabby is well known around the Pacific Northwest for her original band "Bleeding Tree" as well as her Lady Gaga Tribute band, "Poker Face". One of the first times Kelly and Gabby took the stage together was for a performance of "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Since then they have formed a side project called "The Cove Dwellers" featuring good friend and bar owner, Steve Dorn. Gabby is still known to join Kelly on stage for certain shows around the area, and always makes a memorable impression.
Alex Y: A very talented singer/performer from the band, "Cousin" who joins Kelly at shows from time to time. She has a powerful voice and brings a lot of energy to the stage, and really blends well with Kelly's musical stylings.
Richie Audino: A super-talented guitar slinger known for his work with bands such as "Cosmic Serenity", "Sunshine Junkies", and "The Subdwellers". He and Kelly often get together to play in the band "The Cove Dwellers" but also break off for occasional shows as a duo. Richie's unique guitar stylings bring a whole new level to any Kelly Shirey & Co. performance.
A short montage of music samples
A selection of songs performed with several musicians from the Kelly Shirey & Co. line up
Video montage created by Gordon Star Photography
"World Goes round" by Bob Schneider
Performed by Kelly Shirey and Victoria Roberts at The Tiny Ninja Cafe in Seattle