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About Ben Kelly

Never underestimate the sheer power of one man and his guitar - ESPECIALLY this one! Riotous rock n roll guaranteed!

Music is the food of life, and you better believe I'll play on! How long: 10 years Highlight so far: supporting The Quireboys in Bedford Confirmed songs in repertoire: 146 Default genre: acoustic rock Full drivers licence and transportation, supply all PA and equipment, covers available on request prior to the gig. LET'S ROCK!

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Ben Kelly's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sam H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Ben was great and very accommodating to our song requests. Will be booking again

Reply from Ben Kelly
1 year ago

I was just reminiscing about this gig not long ago! It was a privilege, let's do it all again soon

From other customers:

Adam T
6 years ago, for a Wedding in Moggerhanger
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5 out of 5

Great music. He did my mum's wedding as completely rocked the house! He can do soft and gentle or loud and wild... He made the day special for everyone their and helped to create some really fond memories.

5 years ago

I’d highly recommend Ben kelly, great voice, great musician, great entertainment! Funny and witty banter too, legend!

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Ben Kelly's Song list

One Night With You – Elvis Presley
Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Stuck On You - Elvis Presley
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Good Luck Charm - Elvis Presley
Money Honey - Elvis Presley
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi
Born To Be My Baby – Bon Jovi
Bed Of Roses – Bon Jovi
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Heaven - Bryan Adams
The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You - Bryan Adams
Please Forgive Me - Bryan Adams
Run To You - Bryan Adams
Sunburn - Kip Moore
16 Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Is That All There Is - Danny Vaughn
Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison
Start Talking Love - Magnum
Honky Tonk Highway - Luke Combs
Spirit In The Sky – Doctor and The Medics
Broken Down Angel – Nazareth
Love Of A Lifetime - Firehouse
When I See You Smile - Bad English
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
Heaven - Warrant
Jackie Brown - John Mellencamp
Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lodi – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising _ Creedence Clearwater Revival
Midnight Special – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Night Moves – Bob Seger
Old Time Rock n Roll – Bob Seger
Rock n Roll Never Forgets - Bob Seger
Bad Case of Loving You - Robert Palmer
Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen
Youngstown - Bruce Springsteen
Rosalie – Bob Seger
The Flame - Cheap Trick
Shake Rattle n Roll – Bill Haley
Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford
Missing You – John Waite
Sea Cruise – Frankie Ford
Missing You – John Waite
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochrane
Uranium Rock - Warren Smith
The Wanderer - Dion
Uranium Fever - Elton Britt
Everyday - Slade
Crazy Circles – Bad Company
Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company
Keep On Loving You – REO Speedwagon
Naughty Naughty – Danger Danger
Walking In Memphis – Marc Cohn
My Ding a Ling – Chuck Berry
Soulshine – Allman Brothers Band
Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard
Hero – Nickelback
Too Bad – Nickelback
Wagon Wheel – OCMS
Guitar Man – Kip Moore
Running For You – Kip Moore
Plead The Fifth - Kip Moore
Colder Weather – Zac Brown Band
What Hurts The Most – Rascal Flatts
September – Daughtry
Tennessee Line – Daughtry
Beth - KISS
Bother - Stone Sour
Through Glass - Stone Sour
Boot Scootin' Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Hate My Life - Theory of a Deadman
Santa Monica - Theory of a Deadman
Wait For Me - Theory of a Deadman
Lips of an Angel - Hinder
In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
The Roof Is Leaking - Phil Collins
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
If You Only Knew - Shinedown
The Gift - Seether
Broken - Seether and Amy Lee
My Immortal - Evanescence
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Whiskey And You – Chris Stapleton
Fire Away – Chris Stapleton
Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton
Either Way – Chris Stapleton
Amazed - Lonestar
Take Me Home Country Road - John Denver
Take It Easy - The Eagles
The Whiskey Ain't Working - Travis Tritt
Best of Intentions - Travis Tritt
Help Me Hold On - Travis Tritt
Turn Me on - Kevin Little
Keep on Moving - 5ive
Incomplete - Backstreet Boys
So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Look at Little Sister - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Same Old Blues - Freddie King
How Blue Can You Get - BB King
The Rambler - Black Stone Cherry
Good Neighbour - Lynda Carter
I'm The One Your Looking For - Lynda Carter
Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Wonderwall - Oasis
Do You Know What I Mean - Oasis
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
When My Angel Gets The Blues - Matt Andersen
Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
Take The Power Back - Rage Against The Machine
Enter Sandman - Metallica
The Unforgiven - Metallica
The Unforgiven II - Metallica
Good Riddance - Green Day
Your Bartender - Morgan Wallen
Cover Me Up - Jason Isbell
Goodnight Girl - Wet Wet Wet
Lady Marmalade - Moulin Rouge cast
Radio Nowhere - Bruce Springsteen
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
Tulane - Chuck Berry
Don't You Want Me Baby - Human League
The Kind of Love We Make - Luke Combs
In The Blood - John Mayer
My Church - Maren Morris
Incomplete - Backstreet Boys
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Dakota - Stereophonics
Hard Headed Woman - Elvis
Photograph - Nickelback
Wishing Well - Free
They Think of You - Chris Young
We Love To Boogie - T.Rex

Ben Kelly's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My raspy singing voice, my droll jokes in between each song, my resonant guitar tone and my ability to involve the audiences - often by humour!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bedford Esquires The Little Theatre, Colne Club 85 The Ent Shed

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Robert Johnson, Bryan Adams, Luke Combs, Thin Lizzy, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochrane, Thunder, Saxon, Cher, Shinedown, Muddy Waters, Stone Sour, Nickelback, CCR, Poison, UFO

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

January 2017 - in support of The Quireboys at their homecoming gig at Bedford Esquires. Guy Griffin and Keith Weir are the absolute salt of the Earth!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Usually this shouldn't be a problem, but I know timings change for all manners of circumstances. Just message me and let me know the situation an hour beforehand.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide iPod music in between sets if it is required. I have an eclectic choice of playlists!

How much time do you need to set up?

Literally 15 minutes. My PA system is VERY low maintenance and I have mastered the art of the quick setup and soundcheck to an art form!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

By all means, talk it through with me (ideally before the performance) and we'll work it around what is best for you and your guests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Everything from guitars to speaker stand and from microphone cables to extension leads, I bring the lot!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely. It takes me the maximum of one afternoon to learn two new songs. A request is a request!
Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, Folk rock, Indie, Alternative rock, Glam rock
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Corporate event, Wedding, Private event, Funeral / Memorial service
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