The 1 characteristic I love about Warrior Records is the fact they take on independent music artists and turn them into awesome bands worldwide from Eddie Cash, Benny Mardones to now Crash Kelly, lead by no other than Yamaha Classical Guitars spokesman Sean Kelly.
Crash Kelly, developed from influences of mega-groups Alice Cooper, Low-cost Trick, KISS and Queen will be releasing third album, "One A lot more Heart Attack," on July 29th, but it is a debut CD with Warrior.
The new Crash Kelly band consists of Sean Kelly, on guitar and vocals, Gene Scarpelli (son of Gino Scarpelli, guitarist for Canadian hard rock legends GODDO, Tim Timleck on drums, and lengthy time Crash Kelly co-hort Allister Thompson, who has switched from guitar to bass.
“This is a really wonderful group of classy rock pros, and they are all well-represented on the new album. ‘One Alot more Heart Attack’ coming to shops in America July 29th,” mentioned vocalist and leader of Crash Kelly.
“What makes us numerous this time around is the fact that I brought in some diverse players, and also did some outside writing with Moe Berg on a few crucial tracks,” explained Kelly. “This album is much much more focused, and I feel it is sonically the preferred factor Crash Kelly has ever done. It also rocks a small tougher.”
Kelly noted the new album has some classic rock input, too. Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses, Rock Star: Supernova) helped produce the new album. It was the second time. “Gilby has a outstanding ear for arrangement, receiving awesome guitar tones, and solid performances. I feel we're cut from the same cloth, musically speaking,” he mentioned.
The Crash Kelly just completed up a Canadian tour with Gilby and his band, and now have their sights set on an American tour, which Kelly has not done due to the fact he toured with Alice Cooper in 2006. Dates to be announced.
Crash Kelly is already working on new projects. “Actually, I was working on a record when were on the road, he said. “A Classical Guitar Christmas album. My first classical record, The #1 Classical Guitar Album, did quite nicely here in Canada, so we are following up with a Christmas album. It is a nice alter of pace from the rock stuff, and I approach it with the similar integrity that goes into Crash Kelly.”
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Sean grew up in North Bay Ontario, studying the classical guitar but also digging the sounds emanating form his 12 watt stereo program Kiss, Van Halen, and Guns N’ Roses had that little box bursting at the seams with THD morning, noon and night.
But the classics – he studied on. And learned, and learned and learned. Moving to Toronto in 1991, Kelly studied classical guitar at the University Of Toronto under Canadian virtuoso Eli Kassner (a man who has studied with the father of classical guitar, Andres Segovia). Immediately after university, Sean traveled the nation in a quantity of numerous rock n roll outfits, but with the cries of his parents “get a actual job” echoing in his head, he did just that. He discovered himself taken on by the Toronto Catholic School Board where he teaches Vocal Music at three various schools. Privately, he has been teaching all styles of guitar at the Lippert School of Music considering that 1995.
Kelly’s initial two album outings, "Penny Pills" and "Electric Satisfaction" helped Crash Kelly procure business acclaim and tours with rock luminaries including, Alice Cooper, Quireboys, Backyard Babies, as nicely as support slots with Mötley Crue, Poison, Cinderella, W.A.S.P., and a large number of other hard rock heroes. Crash Kelly is currently embarking on a tour across Canada (U.S. dates to be announced) with ex-Guns N' Roses axe man Gilby Clarke, who also produced half of the new tracks on the "1 Extra Heart Attack" album.
When Yamaha Guitars (www.ClassicRocks.ca) commissioned their newly launched handcrafted guitar series, they asked if Kelly would take into account representing their line of custom items.
"I was flattered to be regarded as by Yamaha," he recalls, "and I will enjoy becoming their classical guitars spokesperson." When not rocking the live venues, Kelly also actively produces and composes jingles, most recently getting heard on a Pontiac commercial broadcast throughout venues across Canada.
Moreover, in 2005, Sean was selected out of thousands of entries by Guitar Player magazine to carry out at the inaugural Guitar Hero Competition. As a Best 10 finalist, Sean performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in front of celebrity judges Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather. For a lot more on the Crash Kelly visit: