“Fame is rarely an immaculate conception...”
— Katye Kellye
“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.”
Late Bloomer LP Released 01/17/20
Museum of Feelings (single edit) released 08.07.19
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, and Paul Friend.
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 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 the first offering in about 35 years was an EP, Vanity Project, which is available for sale/streaming on most streaming services.
She, and the Interruption, released their first full-length album Late Bloomer , January 17, 2020, available from Quinterruption Music. Their second, Sophomore Slump, debuted February 26, 2021.
“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.”