Feb 6th, 2016
Dan Kelly has released three lauded CDs and two EPs over the last ten years. Both solo and with his bands Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males and Dan Kelly Dream Band.
He has received Seven Aria nominations, is J Award and AMP Award nominated and won The Age Award for Best Male Artist in 2010 and Inpress Magazine Album of the Year for 'Drowning in the Fountain of Youth'.
He has played on 4 albums with Paul Kelly, touring as his guitarist as well as playing and sometimes recording with Augie March, Neil Finn, Spencer Jones, Bic Runga and Kasey Chambers.
His song "Drunk on Election Night' is the unofficial election night anthem of Australia. Dan was rated 23rd best guitar player in Australian History ever in Guitar Player magazine last year. tours solo often and is known to tell lots of funny stories as well as shred his guitar while being wrapped in rope lights and over using his smoke machine at times.
His six piece Dan Kelly Dream Band is a widescreen psychedelic party with ultra narrative lyrics, dancing and gravity defying hair styles. Featuring members of Augie March, Ground Components, CW Stonekings touring band and the Magic Mountain Band
Dan's duet on Rock Wiz with Martha Wainwright singing 'Slave to Love' is considered by many to be the sexiest moment ever in Australian Variety TV history.
He has been named by Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett as an influence.
Dan Kelly's new album 'Leisure Panic!' was released in Oct to critical acclaim.