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Jacob Kelly Band

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About Jacob Kelly Band

The best function band in Cheshire! Newly formed by Conservatoire graduates consisting of some of the best musicians in the UK
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Jacob Kelly is a British freelance professional drummer and a first class graduate of Jazz Performance at Leeds College of Music under the tutelage of David Walsh. He has previously been granted Jazz Guitar lessons under the guidance of Jiannis Pavlidis on a bursary, after he received his Grade 8 in Classical Guitar at the age of 17. He has studied with Phil Clarke, Leon Parr, Steve Gilbert, Dave Hamblett and has received masterclasses from Danny Ward and Sebastiaan De Krom. Jacob held the drum chair in the award winning Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra from 2015 - 2017 and the Greater Manchester Jazz Orchestra from 2016 - 2017, where he performed with world renowned artists; Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea), Bobby Shew (Buddy Rich) and Mike Lovatt (Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Oasis). He went on to tour Italy with the band in August 2016. Jacob has also played in a double big band as part of a collaboration of WYJO with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland, which culminated in a performance at Halle St Peter’s, Manchester. In the summer of 2017 he received a special workshop from the Grammy award winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band with Los Angeles drummer Jamey Tate (X Factor USA, Quincy Jones, Taylor Swift) and Percussionist Joey De Leon. Jacob was featured on BBC Radio 4 playing with WYJO supporting Ambrose Akinmusire at the Wigan Jazz Festival 2017. He has also done various session work for clients at Manchester’s Sound of School & Recording and Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios, and has worked with various mixing engineers including Chris Taylor (Rihanna, Justin Bieber). He has also performed in many Musical Theatre productions including Guys and Dolls, Our House and We Will Rock You. He continues his professional work in 2021 with various gigs and performances with Quartets and larger ensembles.

Jacob Kelly Band's Reviews

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Festival O
6 years ago

The Jacob Kelly Band is incredible, certainly made our concert sounds amazing, would recommend!

Festival O
5 years ago

We had the Jacob Kelly Band back again for another year, they just get better!

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Jacob Kelly Band's Song list

Build Me Up Buttercup
Proud Mary
Rescue Me
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Signed, Sealed, Delivered i’m Yours
Young Hearts Run Free
Lets Hear It For The Boy
Never Too Much
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Somebody Else's Guy
Ain’t Nobody
How Will I Know
Relight My Fire
Lady Marmalade
Mr Brightside
Shut Up And Dance
Love On Top
Get Lucky
Don’t Start Now
Can’t Stop The Feeling
Crazy In Love
Rather Be
24K Magic
Uptown Funk
Counting Stars

Jacob Kelly Band's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£900
Covers, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Modern jazz, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Pop, Disco, Funk, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Tribute, R&B, Funk rock, Acoustic
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Wedding, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Concert, Burns night
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