Bridget Kelly Band, "Forever in Blues" (2014)
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  • I'll Take the Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:08) [9.48 MB]
  • Texas Toast
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (06:02) [13.79 MB]
  • Everyday Without You
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (07:13) [16.51 MB]
  • Forever in Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:20) [12.21 MB]
  • I'll Be Missin' You
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:46) [10.91 MB]
  • Tall Man
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (06:11) [14.16 MB]
  • Blues in the Kitchen
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:50) [8.78 MB]
  • Take Me Home Blues
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:15) [9.73 MB]
  • He Lied to Me
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:41) [8.44 MB]
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Biography
Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass. The group has recently expanded their sound by adding keyboardist Chris Alexander to their live shows. The Bridget Kelly Band (BKB) has been performing at clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and recently at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC).

As IBC Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016, the group continues to gain serious media attention.

Bridget Kelly Band "Forever in Blues" was released in June of 2014 on Alpha Sun records to rave reviews.

Songs from their 2014 "Forever in Blues" CD were regularly featured on Sirius XM satellite radio (B.B. King's Bluesville) and radio stations around the world. The album was a top-4 pick by the International Blues Broadcasters Association (IBBA) in the summer of 2014, and reached #14 spot on the RMR Contemporary Blues chart, #1 on the State of Florida Album chart, #1 on the Blues Debut chart, and peaked at #2 on the Blues411.com chart in December, 2014. The group rapidly earned its reputation as a rockin', female-fronted blues band, when voted #3 by Blues E-News magazine in a "Women in Music" poll in July of 2015. The group's third album, "Outta the Blues" (released in May of 2016), reached a milestone for the band as it rose to #11 on the RMR Contemporary Blues chart, hit #1 on the RMR Electric Blues Chart for six weeks in July and August of 2016, and was the #4 ranked Roots Music Radio "Electric Blues" album in 2016, with the band's first #1 Electric Blues Song-- "Someone's Hoodooin' Me". With airplay from hundreds of blues shows around the world, favorable media reviews, and regular airplay on Pandora, Spotify, Jango, and Internet radio, the band has expanded their international fan base. BKB's continued success has been largely attributed to its insistence of giving it their all, every time they take the stage. Their passion for the music is evident in the energy of their live shows. Honing their signature sound, the Bridget Kelly Band has been committed to living the dream of performing their music and celebrating the blues in its electrified form. Their brand of "electric blues" has carved out a niche for them in the industry, as they promote their music and honor the legacy of the blues.

Track Listing (Forever in Blues, 2014; Alpha Sun records)--
1. I'll Be Missin' You 4:46
2. Blues in the Kitchen 3:50
3. Texas Toast 6:01
4. I'll Take the Blues 4:08
5. I Live Alone 4:05
6. Take Me Home Blues 4:15
7. Forever Little Angel 4:37
8. Forever in Blues 5:20
9. He Lied to Me 3:41
10. Goin' to Memphis 4:15
11. Tall Man 6:11
12. You Left Me Cryin' 4:10
13. Everyday Without You 7:12
14. Blues Are Drownin' Me 4:47
15. When the Blues Come Around 4:42

All songs: Tim Fik, Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly - vocals
Tim Fik - guitar, vocals
Mike Hamm - bass
Michael Barady - drums
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Reviews of "Forever in Blues (2014):

"The CD Gods have been very, very good to us lately! The Bridget Kelly Band are going to put themselves on the map with this one (Forever in Blues). Great tunes, production, and delivery - on every single cut! And, no doubt about it... they are ALL the blues." Charlie Boyer, Publisher of Jazz & Blues Florida (June 2014)

The Bridget Kelly Band is one of the hardest-working blues-rock outfits in Florida. The Bridget Kelly Band is coming into their own…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society (August 2014)

"Forever in Blues is the second album by the Bridget Kelly Band. Florida-based, the band has a full, rich sound with some great guitar playing by Tim Fik clearly to be heard in the mix while Kelly's voice is strong, powerful and full of soul. You sure get your money's worth with this one. Fifteen tracks, all strong with no dead-weight to be found here. This is simply a very good album that grabs the attention from the opening bars and rips along boldly with panache and clarity. The Bridget Kelly Band is a finely balanced ensemble that has a firm grasp of the music and a maturity that only comes from years of experience playing the clubs, juke-joints and bars of the US South. There's a great confidence in the self-written material and in its soulful delivery. At times, I was reminded of early - perhaps the best - work of Johnny Winter. Overall, it would be hard to fault anything about this release. It fair romps along from track to track with fine pacing and emotion. Highlighting the skill of the four musicians featured. An album for those who like their blues to rock their boat." Iain Patience, Blues in the South, IBBA (August 2014)

The Bridget Kelly Band pours out the blues with power, passion and a finesse…they are the real deal. From a musical standpoint, this band is right on the money. The guitar work is powerful, passionate and drips with emotional power. With a superb guitarist and a rhythm section that is second to none, that leaves Bridget Kelly on vocals. This woman has a set of pipes that just won’t quit. Her vocal range runs from fierce as a mama lion to sultry and passionate as a schoolgirl who has found her first love. The band overall has a deep love for the blues that is evident in every note they play. Add to that the fact that they play what they know and you have a winning combination. Then you have Bridget’s striking beauty… After all is said and done, the Bridget Kelly band has everything a person might look for in a band. 2014’s Forever In Blues is a winner, hands down. –Bill Wilson (July 2014)

Bridget Kelly Band “Forever in Blues” 2014 -- Bridget Kelly has paid some dues, no doubt about it. She has also brought together a small but powerful trio of sidemen who know how to tightly wrap a big package. No frills, no spangles, just good solid blues. Holding it altogether is the outstanding guitar work of Tim Fik...Kelly and her band manage somehow to project a sound that is both large and yet intimate. Russ Heitz, SunCoast Blues Society, 12-Bar Rag Newsletter (September 2014)

Gary Anton of the Bradfordville Blues Club on the Bridget Kelly Band… “This four piece from the Gainesville area is fronted by vocalist Bridget Kelly and backed up by some pretty hot and tasteful picking by guitarist Tim Fik. Bridget and Tim combine a retro '60's and '80's sound for a unique take on blues-rock.” (Fall, 2014)

Chazz Clooney of BlackFox Production… Bridget Kelly Band— “a rockin' blues band out of the Gainesville, Florida area that you have to see to believe! Bridget Kelly, with her soulful but raspy and strong vocals belts out the blues like nobody's bi-ness...while master-class guitarist Tim Fik rips off blues runs reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughn... This band Rocks some Blues!!! This is one band you WANT to see!!!” (Summer, 2014)
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  • Members:
    Bridget Kelly (vocals), Tim Fik (guitar), Alex Klausner (drums), Mark Armbrecht (bass)
  • Sounds Like:
    Bridget Kelly Band
  • Influences:
    Etta James, Elmore James, Johnny Winter, Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, Albert King, Jimmy Reed, Walter Trout
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    06/03/17
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/12/17 19:05:34
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