Kris Kelly is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Austin, TX, he grew up performing in local musical theatre productions before moving to NYC. He attended NYU to study classical vocal performance and music composition. For years he performed his original compositions for guitar, vocals, flute, violin, bass, and percussion at many popular NYC venues.
Kris then spent 5 years traveling through South America with just his guitar and a suitcase. Living mostly in Argentina and Brazil, he found inspiration and wrote his forthcoming album “Runaways”. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, “Runaways” features Kris on acoustic guitar & vocals, string/wind/horn arrangements by John Philip Shenale, Todd Sickafoose (bass), Brian Griffin (drums), Dave Levita & Benji Lysaght (electric guitar), and Dave Palmer (keyboards). Kelly self-produced the album and it was mixed by Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart, Andy Shauf).