The Band of Kelleys is a multi-award winning progressive bluegrass band based in Nashville and comprised of three talented siblings. They have toured the US, sharing the stage with some of the most prestigious names in acoustic music. With youthful exuberance & startling virtuosity, they captivate fans with powerhouse vocals, family harmony, & genuine charm.
The savvy entertainers have garnered impressive honors, including winning the Jeff & Sheri Easter Talent Competition, three-time winners of the GA-Carolina Talent Competition, 2nd place in the GA State Fiddle Competition, & nominated for AMG Heritage Award "New Artist of the Year.
Bethany is the fiddle player, banjo player and vocalist of the group. Bethany displays a fasinating array of virtuosic instrumental talents and qualities, as well as being an excellent composer and arranger of original music. Armed with a highly contagious sense of humor, she attacks her musical gifts with an unbelevable work ethic, inspring to not only her siblings and parents, but to all those she comes in contact with. Since an extremely early age, Bethany has shown a rooted desire for the love of music and how it can effect people. She maintains a clear vision of purpose and spirit in everythings she does. She establishes and conducts a high level of professionalism and critique, not only to herself, but to the band as a whole. Bethany beleives deeply in a higher calling, that she was given gifts for a profound purpose that will grant earthly and eternal significance. In her own words she states "Music expresses what the heart says or longs for, and what the mind cannot put in to words." "To be able to express what I am feeling, and to watch that take effect on an audience is truly a remarkable thing that is the testimony to the power of a gift." "I beleive that music is a powerful emotion and can be used as a tool to change the world around us."
- Second place, Georgia State Fiddle Championship
- Second place, Ellenboro, North Carolina Fiddle Convention
- First place Georgia-South Carolina State Talent Competition--Youth Division
- Second place, Columbia County Talent Competition--Youth Division
- First place, Georgia-South Carolina State Talent Competition-Adult Division
Victoria Kelley is the lead singer and mandolin player. Her soaring , soulful voice and clean, virtuosic mandolin playing are some of the band's best assests. Victoria attacks her musical crafts with a passion and igniting fever that laces her performances with an undeniable pulsating quality, stealing hearts and bringing folks back for a second time. Victoria loves songwriting and creating original music for the band. She says,"I love music because I can express exactly what's on my heart through a song in the most satisfying way. I can use that gift to touch people's lives on earth, and hopefully forever."
"Their primary vocalist, mandolinist Victoria is a terrific singer with a very distinctive sound. Victoria is only 14 years old and already a very convincing singer. Keep an eye on this bunch. They are doing something unique and worthwhile, and Victoria Kelley has a star quality about her."-John Lawless - Bluegrass Today
Daniel Kelley is the rock-solid bass player for the group. His music career began when he was eight years old, playing the washboard in his family band. When not playing and performing on the road with his family, he enjoys the technical side of everything and is always fixing things that are broken and helping his sisters or brother figure out problems. He has a variety of interests, including camping, fishing, and RC cars. Daniel aspires to be the best at what he does, and seeks to deliver the highest quality music and performance.