Produced by Tim Fik (Alpha Sun Records, 2016)
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 selected 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.
CD reviews for "Outta the Blues" (2016)...
BRIDGET KELLY BAND/Outta the Blues: "Kelly really finds the meat in her métier here with equal parts languid and equal parts soul wrenching pulling at you from both ends, sometimes in the same song. Coming across in totally assured fashion, this white girl has a deadly serious case of show blues and knows how to show it to best advantage. She’s just making her blues crown shinier with each successive release and this keeps the chain going. Well done." Chris Spector May, 2016
Bridget Kelly Band, Outta The Blues: "There is a straight-forward honesty in both the music and vocal delivery on this album that I found so totally refreshing. It was like a drink of cold mountain spring water, taken right from the source. Kelly, on vocals is backed by Tim Fik on guitars and vocals, Mark Armbrecht on bass and Alex Klausner on drums. Fik delivers such a sweet tone, more interested with quality than quantity, though he does show himself capable of holding his own with anyone out there. ...This is straight-ahead blues with enough of a contemporary edge to keep the younger folks happy while traditional enough to satisfy the old codgers like me. This one comes highly recommended." Reflections in Blues, Bill Wilson, May 2016
"Everyone knows the Gainesville, Florida, area has a strong Southern-rock and blues presence. One of our favorite groups from that region is the Bridget Kelly Band. The Bridget Kelly Band makes authentic, good ole Southern-fried boogie blues, and tour all over the Southeast at clubs and festivals. “Outta The Blues” is sho’ nuff “outta this world” good!" Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society, June 2016
"Blues music is alive and well—you just have to know where to look. The band is all about electrified guitar blues, with the lovely Bridget Kelly soulfully crooning along the way. It isn’t just one flavor of blues, but a nice blend of all the genre’s niches by one talented group—modern blues firmly rooted in honoring everything that makes this music something to be felt at gut level." - Nikki Hedrick The Beachcomber (July 2016)
"Outta The Blues, from the Bridget Kelly Band... is a cool rocking blues party." B-Man Blues Report (July 2016)
"In 2014, I reviewed The Bridget Kelly Band’s previous CD Forever In Blues and complimented the band on an entirely original set of blues with excellent guitar, good production values and clearly sung lyrics. Once again the band has come up with a full album of originals and deserves credit for that. Plenty of real blues here and some fine playing..." John Mitchell, BluesBlast magazine (July 2016)
"Outta The Blues... confirms once more the elegance and class of a band that is able to spread their music wings even further, by combining the unmistakable trademark sound coming from Beale Street in Memphis with a more robust Texan blues/rock one. The outcome is a wonderfully crafted album...the silky, smooth voice of band leader Bridget Kelly and the powerful guitar sound of that magician of the instrument that is Tim Fik. The band is in great form and there are moments of sheer brilliancy on the album. Outta The Blues is a message of love and passion for the blues and also a record that confirms, once again, the Bridget Kelly Band as among the best blues crusaders worldwide" Giovanni "Gio" Pilato, BlueBird reviews (Sept. 21, 2016)