Lead Singer/mandolin slayer
Victoria Kelley is the lead singer and mandolin player. Her soaring, powerhouse vocals and clean, virtuosic mandolin playing is a force to be reckoned with. Victoria attacks her musical crafts with a strong sense of devotion and laces her performances with undeniable feeling and passion; stealing hearts and bringing folks back for a second time. Victoria loves songwriting and creating original music for the band. "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", says Victoria.
"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 via Bluegrass Today 2017
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. She attacks her musical gifts with an unbelievable work ethic, which is inspiring. 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 everything she does. She establishes and conducts a high level of professionalism and critique, not only to herself, but to the band as a whole. In her own words she states "Music expresses what the heart says or longs for, and what the mind cannot put in to words. I believe 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
Daniel is the bass player and vocalist of the group. He has been playing bass for eight years now, and lays a rock solid rhythm foundation. While Daniel is extremely passionate about playing Americana and bluegrass music on stage, he obtains a deep knowledge of electric jazz bass. He spends his free time learning solos from legends like Jaco Pastorius and Victor Wooten.
People often observe jazz influences in his steady bluegrass bass playing.
He is a strong lead singer for The Band of Kelleys, with a rich and mature voice that brings audiences to their feet.
His sarcastic and hilarious MC entertainment never fails to make an audience laugh, and he is often the crowd favorite of The Band of Kelleys.