Kelly Auty

Bio

Kelly Auty - Singer & Entertainer

Kelly Auty sings the bluesKelly's earliest memories are of growing up on the Ord River Research Station in the Kimberley Ranges, singing around a campfire, walking in the red dirt under a huge starlit sky and of music always flowing from the stereo speakers in her home. Influenced with a love of roots music, the power of the Blues, the energy of Rock, the sensitivity of a Country and Folk melody or the vibrant insistence of Rhythm and Blues, Gypsy campfire  and Gospel music, Kelly has honed her voice and performance style into a passionate, graceful and dynamic experience.

During her childhood in the Kimberly, Darwin, Melbourne and Canberra Kelly sang in Church Choir, Opera, Musical Theatre, Studied Voice Production, Drama, Stagecraft, Literature and French.

By the time Kelly was 24, she had two beautiful sons, Cameron and Aaron. A single mother for many years, Kelly maintained a singing and teaching career whilst the boys grew up. Touring was out of the question and hanging out after the show was limited as baby sitters needed rescuing! Oh, and there was school in the morning and sports and music and theatre and the joys of being mum. Kellys' sons bring harmony and meaning to her life. Now grown men, they are pursuing creative careers of their own and adventuring though their world. Proud mum.
 
Falling for You
Kelly spent 2013 recording her newest offering, an original mix, the most 'Kelly' recording to date.The new CD is earthy and honest, beautifully crafted, played and sung by a cast of CHAMPIONS, the songs are of life's journeys "say hello, say goodbye". Kelly and her musical comrades are in fine creative form.

Renowned for her spirited live shows Kelly is equally at home singing Blues, Country, Rock, Soul, Gospel and French Chanson.

Her experience on stage, as a recording artist, writing, teaching, in her role as mum, her research of the women from her Wild Women Shows and tutoring disadvantaged youth all feed into the original songs and it makes for great listening. Take a look into this gypsy womans' heart.

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Previous Recordings.
Kelly is also an accomplished recording artist, having produced seven independent CD’s over the past decade. Three original albums, Blue Angel, Angel on his Shoulder and KARD sit alongside three albums of covers that grew out of the Wild Women Repertoire. 2011 Kelly recorded Mademoiselle Chante, a collection of French Chansons.

Melbournians have heard Kelly sing at The Continental Café, The Regent Green Room, Downstairs at Eric’s, The Lomond Hotel, The Hillz bar and kitchen,  Capers, The Hyatt, The Hilton, The Palais Hepburn Springs and many more.

She has supported The Divinyls, The Drifters, The Platters, Janis Ian, Jose Feliciano, Uncanny X-Men and Manhattan Transfer amongst others.

Kelly is a regular at Australian festivals. She has played Wangaratta Jazz and Blues, Woodford, Ballarat Blues, Tanawah Blues, Bridgetown WA, Broadford Rock Vic, Port Fairy Folk, Echuca Moama, Brunswick Music Festival, Goulburn Blues, Apollo Bay and Blues on Broadbeach.

 

Kelly's Blues

 

You mean there's more?
Kelly is a passionate advocate for the role of women in music. She was named the Lithgow Best Blues New Female Performer in 1994, and has since gone on to explore and highlight the great contributions made by women to music. She developed the Noisy Girls Program, a 120 hour course designed to enable young women with troubled backgrounds to empower themselves through song-writing, singing, recording and performing. The short version of the Noisy Girls course has also been successful in numerous school environments and always culminates in a CD launch, a great boost in confidence and focus for the young participants.

Kelly has also written and regularly performs the Wild Women Show, an impeccably researched, beautifully costumed and passionately performed show that transports the listener back in time. The Wild Women Show travels from 1920 to 1970, through uplifting stories, costumes and songs by Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, Peggy Lee, Ida Lupino, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Janis Joplin. Truly inspired, something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, 'Wild Women' is a "must see" show.

Click on the song titles below to see YouTube videos of Kelly performing:

Sweet Dreams           Paved Paradise           Different Drum           Good Times