Independent Music Award winner and singer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Kelly will perform at The Royal American on October 13. The show will be an album release party for Kelly's debut solo album, Time Bomb, Baby which streets the same day and is available for pre-order via MPress Records. Peter Holsapple (the dBs, R.E.M.) and Finnegan Bell will also perform.
As the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the critically acclaimed, power-pop band A Fragile Tomorrow, Kelly has carved out his individual artistic path and has now emerged with enchanting songs that simmer with a smart, sensual glam.
Time Bomb, Baby is a heady explosion of lushly layered indie-pop that floats between charming quirkiness and a muscular sonic sensibility. The songs lovingly pay respect to 80's auteurs such as Bryan Ferry, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush while firmly riding a futuristic wave of swirling harmonies, shapeshifting guitars and thoroughly modern songwriting. Having played almost every instrument, Kelly offers an ethereal yet danceable indie pop that also boasts an appearance by David Bowie's longtime bassist Gail Ann Dorsey and additional production by Ted Comerford (Jukebox The Ghost).
Kelly's own story began as one of identical triplets born with Cerebral Palsy. Tragedy first struck when one brother passed at a young age, which inspired Kelly to form A Fragile Tomorrow with his twin Dom and their younger brother Brendan. As teens, the group toured relentlessly with major artists like Matthew Sweet, Indigo Girls, The Bangles and Toad The Wet Sprocket. The band released five albums including 2015's Make Me Over, which earned an Independent Music Award for their collaboration with folk legend (and distant relative) Joan Baez.
Armed with a fresh perspective and an exuberant determination, Sean Kelly's Time Bomb, Baby is a stroke of bold, modern romanticism that is both an homage to vintage alt-pop and a leap into the future that continues to push the musical envelope.
Sean is available for in-person, phone and email interviews. Any press considerations are much appreciated. If you wish to attend the show, or request a copy of Time Bomb, Baby for review, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org