Kelly's Lot- Bittersweet
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Singer/songwriter Kelly Zirbes of L.A. based band, Kelly’s Lot, has returned to her roots and written 14 songs that express a lifetime of feelings. With 14 tracks, the new CD, 'Bittersweet', contains a variety of Roots and Folk/Rock, the genre that Zirbes started in before she began a career in Blues/Rock with "The Lot". Based in Southern California for the last 21 years, the band has released 11 CDs, toured nationally and internationally and and have recorded numerous songs for film and television. In 2016 Kelly began asking her friends and fans on Facebook for words to inspire these songs. These compositions became the catalyst for a CD with lots of heart and message-driven lyrics. These words from friends, fans and even strangers conjured up a lifetime of stories and feelings that Kelly had been keeping at an arms length. Genres included on Bittersweet include an Irish ballad, an acapella Gospel tune, an old style Country track, a Blues tune and so much more. They will make you smile or cry, possibly both. The CD is mixed by Fred Paragano from Paragon Studios in Nashville. "The Lot" includes Perry Robertson and Rob Zucca on Guitars, Sebastian Sheehan Visconti, Scotty Lund, Art Mendoza and Michael Mason on Drums and Percussion, Bill Johnston on Sax and Clarinet, Bobby Orgel on Piano and B3, Matt McFadden and Chuck Maithonis on Bass, Doug Pettibone on Pedal Steel and Dobro, Frank Hinojosa on Harmonica and Kelly Zirbes on guitar and vocals

1)About Her (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
2)Come Home (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
3)Mr. Chairman (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
4)Thorn (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
5)Rise Above (Kelly Zirbes, PerryRobertson - BMI)
6)Sleep (Kelly Zirbes, Scotty Lund - BMI and ASCAP)
7)On Fire (Kelly Zirbes, PerryRobertson - BMI)
8)Bittersweet (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
9)Stay Away (Kelly Zirbes, PerryRobertson - BMI)
10)Love Is Hard To Catch (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
11)Without A Song (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
12)Happy (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
13)Proud (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)
14)Colours of December (Kelly Zirbes - BMI)

Kelly Zirbes is the majority or only songwriter on all songs
All songs BMI except Track #6 SLEEP - BMI and ASCAP

FULL BIO - Kelly's Lot plays Folk/Rock and Blues with a roadhouse rockin' sound that is upbeat, heartfelt and fun. The band was formed in 1995 by singer Kelly Zirbes after years of songwriting and playing. Kelly Z, a folk singer with a heart for southern rock and blues was always a late bloomer and music was no exception. "With age comes fearless confidence or maybe it was a little bit of 'life is too short'”. "Test Drive" gave the band their first official release. Through the first 10 years they recorded 3 LIVE CDs, 'Live at The Troubadour'. 'Stop And Make A Difference' and 'Trio.’ Playing for charity became a norm for the band starting in 1999 after Kelly realized that music and giving made a good match. In 2008 'The Light' was released which showcased most of the styles the band is known for. Their next release in 2009, Pastrami and Jam, included a list of covers the band enjoys playing. With the help of European fans they toured across Belgium, France, Germany, England, Scotland, and The Netherlands. In 2011 they released a live CD from Brussels, BE. 'Live in Brussels' which was released both in Belgium and The USA. 'Plain Simple Me' came next and brings the listener back to the beginning of this band, when Kelly was playing solo shows. Kelly and lead guitarist, Perry Robertson performed duo shows to support this release after touring as a duo in The UK in late 2013. Perry and Kelly joined French artist Jeff Toto Blues to create a blues trio for 3 successful tours in 2013 – 2015. The next CD, 'Don't Give My Blues Away' was recorded with a horn section and keys. An old timey feel, a rhythm and blues journey and a songwriter's quest to get the audience involved with the lyrics and the feeling. The full blues band is Kelly Zirbes on vocals, Perry Robertson and Rob Zucca on guitars, Matt McFadden on bass, Sebastian Sheehan Visconti on drums, Bill Johnston on Sax, Dave Welch on Trumpets and Bobby Orgel on keys. Kelly and Perry are also performing as a duo on upcoming shows and house concerts. Kelly and The Lot are releasing a new 2017 CD titled 'Bittersweet' and planning a 2017 tour schedule in Europe and the states.

For more information and booking please visit www.kellyslot.com kellyslot@aol.com 818-769-2701


'Come Home'



Mr Chairman



Proud



"Colours of December"


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  • Members:
    Kelly Zirbes, Perry Roberston, Rob Zucca, Bill Johnston, Sebastian Sheehan, Art Mendoza, Matt McFadden, Bobby Orgel, Frank Hinajosa, Chuck Maithonis,
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