"Stunning. you'll have to look for some time to find a tighter trio than Kelly Stanley & company"
Casey Heyburn- BBC Radio Kent
Kelly Stanley & company are a folk group based in Medway Kent, fronted by talented singer/songwriter Kelly stanley.
Kelly began writing many years ago as a young girl and this passion has grown ever since. Performing and improving as a singer, writer and guitarist throughout her teen years, Kelly achieved a great deal of experience and exposure performing at a range of venues,
from local pubs and clubs to the Portsmouth Guildhall and
London’s Ministry of Sound. Over the years Kelly’s face and
voice have also appeared in regional newspapers, local and
nationwide radio and on both BBC and ITV television.
In her 20's after many years as a solo performer Kelly
spent time playing with a number of talented musicians
and working on her musicianship and skills, leading
to the current line up.
Now playing regularly with a company of talented musicians
including Liz Ost on Cello, Scott Woods on drums, Joe Millgate
on Double Bass and Emma Peto on Backing Vocals/Percussion;
the emotion of the music is lifted with a full and rich intricacy.
Playing live is Kelly's forte. She has been described as 'spellbinding' with a voice that soars with passion and an obvious craft for singing. Kelly's songs are not based on average experiences either. They are honest and reflective explorations of life from the perspective of someone who has struggles with both physical and mental illness.
Kelly can also be found using her voice to create characters and narration in her work as a
voice over artist (more info here)
With a true passion for music and a catalogue of inspiring songs exploring the human condition,
Kelly Stanley & Company Are an act you truly must see live.
Our current EP is available to download on all platforms.
'Kelly Stanley’s songs rest upon a thousand layers of sadness...a selection of songs which present the human soul at its most delicate and tender; beautiful yet broken.'
Session Singing and Writing
A lover of comedy. Kelly took her first tentative steps into the world of voiceover during a period of ill health that prevented her from playing her guitar. Exploring the intricacies of her voice farther than ever before, playing with character and taking courses in comedy and character making. Using her beloved blythe dolls she started a series of videos giving them life with their own voices, from there she studied accent. corporate voicing styles and learnt more and more skills, since then she has has been hooked and is now auditioning for and working on voiceover jobs regularly.
Having sung professionally from a young age, kelly is no stranger to her own voice and the great range and versatility of style it can produce. Classically trained, she can not only quickly repeat and record in as little as one take but also write and create melodic phrases and lyrics for many genres of music.
in the past she has lent her vocals and writing talents to such projects as:
-the Medway regeneration song 'The Future's on its way' by Ryan Edwards
-'Dragonsphere' Ep by Crimson Tears