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MARK KELLY // INFORMATION & SOLO PROJECTS

MARK KELLY

Keyboards; Samples and Effects; Backing Vocals; Programming

Joined Marillion 28 November 1981
Born 9 April 1961, Dublin, Ireland

EQUIPMENT

Roland RD-800 Stage Piano / Controller

Korg Karma Synthesizer

Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer Module

Novation 61SL Controller Keyboard

Nord Electro 4D

Mac Pro running Mainstage

Extensive VST instruments including :

Modartt Pianoteq 5
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
G-Force M-Tron Pro & Minimonsta
Steinberg Halion 5
Korg Wavestation & M1
UHE Dive & Zebra 2
Lounge Lizard

Q-Logic Midi Metro (aka Mr Blinky)

RME Fireface UC Audio Interface
MOTU Midi Express 128

Marillion use "Ultimate Ears" in-ear speaker technology for live monitoring.

MOST RECENT SOLO RELEASE

'King of Number 33'

The second offering from DeeExpus, featuring Mark Kelly on keyboards.

The album hinges around the 26 minute epic, "King of Number 33" detailing the journey of a local figure of folklore from Singer Tony Wright's childhood.

Produced by the Bands writer, guitarist and keyboard player Andy Ditchfield, the album features John Dawson on Bass Guitar, Henry Rogers on Drums and Mark Kelly joining Andy on Keyboards.

BIOGRAPHY

Apart from his work with Marillion Mark has a keen interest in seeing that artists get a fair deal from record companies and tech companies such as Google and Spotify.

He is a member of The Featured Artists Coalition, an artist rights and lobbying organisation and is also an elected director of PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd), a company that collects and distributes performance royalties.

In 2011 Mark played keyboards on the DeeExpus album King of Number 33

http://www.marillion.com/shop/albums/king.htm

In 2005 Mark did a brief spell playing keyboards with Travis at a number of summer festivals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJjXnE1pTv0

In 1988 Mark played keybaords as part of the Midge Ure All Stars at Wembley stadium for Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday gig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXzpC5cYXbI

Before joining Marillion in 1981, Mark played keyboards for London-based band Chemical Alice, who released the EP Curiouser and Curiouser in 1980.

 



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