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“Fame is rarely an immaculate conception...”
— Katye Kellye
Vanity Project EP released 01.01.19
Katye Kellye and the Interruption
Label: Quinterruption Music (Self)
Influences: The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Runaways, Carole King, David Bowie, New York Dolls
Sounds like: 50 years of rock and roll in a single package ...someplace between The B-52s and Siouxie Sioux
Katye Kellye (Kah-cha Kell-ee) is very, very tired of Autocorrect trying to change her name. Her band, The Interruption, until recently was composed of amazing studio professionals who have worked with bands you've actually heard of. Ms. Kellye has now put together a band with musicians who need to be heard from, including guitarists Richard Stern, Larry Gray, and Paul Friend; Mary Pranzatelli-Gray (Vox/Guitar), Raf Santiago (Bass), Jose Loo, (Keys) and a drummer to be named later in a trade with another band.
She has been a singer and songwriter for a relatively short time (in geologic terms) or a very large number of dog years. Previously the lead singer of Toxic Shox, her most recent offering (the first in about 35 years) is an EP, Vanity Projectwhich is available for sale/streaming on Amazon Music, Apple Music/iTunes, YouTube Music, Spotify, IHeartRadio, Napster, Deezer, YouTube, Soundcloud and others.
Ms. Kellye writes incisive, pointed, bad-assed songs of experience that are probably not about you. (Although if you think they are, maybe you need to think about why that might be.)
She, and the Interruption, are hard at work on completing their first full-length album Late Bloomerthat will be available from Quinterruption Music in 2019.
“A diverse class of Rock and Roll...guitar twang at times has a Country charm. It most definitely has a rock and roll pride and a folk-rock charm. Almost a Celtic rock platform, too, comparable to The Waterboys, always a good thing in my music book.”
“If the Me Too movement started a few decades ago, chances are the music industry today would sound and look quite different. In hindsight, The Bangles, The Runaways, The Go-Go’s and similar other groups may have had competition from Kelli Markle Rosenthal and the all-woman punk rock band the singer-songwriter fronted at the time. Now, Rosenthal, who uses the stage name Katye Kellye (Kah-cha Kell-ee) is back with an EP and some bigger plans.”
Sample Track - Suddenly, Everything Changes
"Finding an authentic female voice in Rock can be difficult; there are the icons who set themselves apart with distinction, and there are those [who] assimilate. The vocal dynamics on display in Katye Kellye and the Interruption's latest single "Suddenly Everything Changes" are most certainly the former...charismatically arrestive rock...refreshing to listen to." -Amelia Vandergast, A & R Factory 4/2/19