With this his third album on the newly-launched Glovebox label, London-based Niall Kelly has surrounded himself with the finest musicians from London’s blues and roots scene, catching the lightning in the bottle that is the perfect live-in-the-studio performance.
The songs on Promenade exude confidence and maturity in their writing, spinning his personal tales by channelling Celtic warmth wrapped in melodic dexterity and lyrical perception.
The balance throughout between country-soul ballad , mid tempo Americana and rocking RnB is on the money: in short, Niall and band have really hit their stride with this body of work.
Collaborating are the talents of Matt Holland (Van Morrison band) and Martin Winning (Roger Daltrey band). Tucker Nelson (Nick Lowe collaborator, producer of recent Graham Parker, Jim Lauderdale albums) is in the Producer’s chair.
Niall also wrote and produced last year an album of Country songs for EMI Music, and the ‘practice’ has helped him hone his writing chops even further.
Upcoming choice live supports include playing with Jeremy & The Harlequins, Ethan Johns, Geraint Watkins, Bennett Wilson Poole followed by a summer of Festivals.
You can find Niall’s past albums Hand In Fire/Not Sleeping available together as a special edition here at Market Square.