With influences from her African heritage, la chanson française and American gospel, Kelly’s music crosses cultural barriers to bring people together in joy and hope. Striking vocals and uplifting melodies make for a performance that stays with the audience long after the show is over. Kelly has created a sound and message that is an intoxicating blend of Soul/World/Pop. In a very short time she has transitioned from local prominence to National exposure.
Her debut French language recording entitled “Entre Deux”, produced by award winning writer/producers Norman Dugas, Daniel Roa and Chris Burke-Gaffney has been rewarded with an unprecedented amount of coveted awards. The latest and not the least being World Artist of the Year, at the 2018 Canadian Western Music Award!
She participated in the quarter finals in La Voix (the french version of THE VOICE filmed in Montreal). Not only did she repeatedly blow the judges away, she made important connections with influential women and mentors like Laurence Jalbert, Nanette Workman, Edith Butler, Luce Dufault, Vivian Barclay, and others.
“WOW! What a fabulous, emotional and inspiring performance” – Sir Paul McCartney after hearing Kelly’s performance on La Voix
Kelly is an extremely pro-active artist who takes nothing for granted. She just finished the recording of her new album funded by Manitoba Film and Music and Musicaction, nominated for Best francophone album of the year at Canada Western Music Award 2020. The full album is to be released in the Fall 2020.