A gifted and restless singer/guitarist/composer who has acted in many roles
on the stages of the U.K. R&B circuit. Brother of Jo Ann Kelly
- traditionally minded singer of country blues material and a true keeper
of the flame.
Recorded a handful of tracks ('68?) with Tony
McPhee, Bob Hall and Jo Ann Kelly. Released on collections
"Blues Anytime" and "Blues Leftovers", issued on IMMEDIATE.
Member of the John Dummer Blues Band
during their first two albums:
"Cabal" MERCURY SMCL 20136 (1969)
"John Dummers Blues Band" MERCURY SMCL 20167 (1969)
Solo performer of country-blues on acoustic guitar.
Solo albums through the years on MERCURY and Italian APPALOOSA labels,
featuring U.K. blues stalwarts.
Appears in '69 and '74 on the two Tramp albums "Tramp" and "Put
A Record On" respectively together with Danny Kirwan, Bob Hall,
Bob Brunning, Mick Fleetwood etc.
Member of the Blues Band from first album
'80: "Official Bootleg Album".
Leader of his own outfit, the Dave Kelly Band.
Which featured the following experienced gentlemen in Nov. 86:
Dave Kelly: guitar, vocals
Ed Deane: guitar
Pete Filleul: keyboards (with Climax
Blues Band '78-'79)
Terry 'Tex' Comer: bass (with Ace, Sutherland Bros.,
Frankie Miller '78-79, the Tyla Gang, Jo Ann Kelly...)
Rob Townsend: drums (with Family,
the Blues Band around '82-'83 as successor
to Hughie Flint)