Kelly's Lot plays roadhouse rockin' blues
with a sound that is upbeat, heartfelt and fun.
Kelly Zirbes formed the band after years of songwriting
and playing solo. Kelly Z recorded her first demo CD, "Kelly's
Lot" with J. Peter Robinson, composer and former keyboard player
for Phil Collins and The J. Geils Band.
Kelly's Lot produced three live CDs, "Live at
The Troubadour", "Stop And Make A Difference" and "Trio".
During that time Kelly and the lot headlined local festivals, toured
regionally and went on two national tours.
Many media outlets including ABC Perspectives, Channel
4 in Milwaukee, Rock City News, LA times, Pasadena Weekly, Independent
Songwriter Magazine, Mixdown Magazine, The Debra Duncan Show, Good Morning
Texas, The Gordon Keith show and Fox TV Houston have featured Kelly’s
Lot in their programming.
Many USA radio stations, traditional, college and internet
have played the band's CDs.
Traditional and internet radio stations overseas in Europe have played
their next two releases "Come To This" and "The Light",
which helped promote worldwide sales.
Pastrami and Jam was Kelly's Lot's 2009 release and
included a list of covers the band enjoys playing.
The band gravitated toward playing more blues after performing at a
variety of blues festivals, including The Waterfront Blues Festival
in Portland Oregon, the Big Fish Blues Festival, Maxson Roadhouse, The
Santa Clarita Blues Festival and the Pasadena Blues Festival. It was
a natural direction for Kelly Z, the lead singer and songwriter to go.
Perry Robertson, who brings in the Texas flavor and helps with the songwriting,
has also guided the band down a roadhouse rockin' path.
Matt McFadden on bass and Robert Dill on drums both
add the signature rhythm while Rob Zucca adds the tasty licks on guitar.
Recently they have opened for Tommy Castro, Shemekia
Copeland, Marcia Ball, John Mayall and Curtis Salgado. Kelly's Lot also
has hosted a couple of blues events for charity including one for the
City Of Hope in August 2011.
With the help of their European fans and friends they
met when they toured across Belgium and France in the last three years,
they recorded a live CD at a show in Brussels that will be released
in late 2011 before the band travels for their fourth European journey.