"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.'