Kelly Andrew is an accomplished musical artist, composer, pianist, producer, and sound engineer with an emphasis in melodic, lyrical, and emotional Contemporary Instrumental and Orchestral music.
From an early age, Kelly always had passion for the arts. He started drawing at the age of 4 having drawn thousands of pencil/pen sketches accumulated over the years including glazed artwork, sculptures, origami, oil painting, and watercolor. At one point, he wanted to become the next Picasso or Salvador Dali, however, at around the same time, he had a strong interest in music. For hours he would listen to New Age, Electronic, Dance, Contemporary Instrumental, Pop, Piano, Orchestral, and Video Game music either on the radio or on CD and cassette tapes while drawing, working on homework, doing recreation, and sleeping.
It wasn’t long before Kelly decided to try composing music himself. Starting out with a cheap Yamaha PSR model keyboard, at the age of 11, he wrote his first composition. Since that time, he has written hundreds of songs and sketches, including eight singles, an EP, and three albums in the New Age, Contemporary Instrumental, Orchestral, and Uplifting Trance genres. His Orchestral/Instrumental music has been very well received by the industry including the support of many internet (Sky.fm, Pandora Radio, Music Choice, etc.), local, national, and international radio stations, nominations by Independent Music Awards and Hollywood Music in Media Awards, numerous Top 10 charts on ZoneMusicReporter.com, and numerous positive reviews including well-established reviewers in New Age, NewAgeMusicWorld.com/NewAgeMusic.nu, MainlyPiano.com, and reviewsnewage.com. His Electronic/Uplifting Trance music has been also well received and was supported by Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Manuel Le Saux, DJ Phalanx, Ori Uplift, and countless DJ’s around the world with the honor of his tracks being voted as fan favorite (including his tracks being voted as “Future Favorite” title on Armin’s Radio Show, A State of Trance of 10 million listeners), making into numerous Top 10 and Top 25 lists for Track Of The Year, and numerous compilations, both independent and major, with countless praiseworthy reviews by numerous reviewers. Recently, he has gained a notable presence all over the web and has a substantial following on YouTube and on Facebook.
During his school days, Kelly challenged himself to learn classical and jazz theory and piano on his own. Most of his musical training would include participate in choirs and school plays, theory courses, reading music textbooks, and listening to music. Although he took few piano lessons, he would still practice for hours and applied what he learned by imitating TV/Film and video game songs by ear. He recently participated in the Chopin International Piano competition and learned a wide repertoire of music, including his own compositions and works from Debussy, Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven to name a few.
Kelly is currently building repertoire on piano and writing music for TV/Film, Video Games, Trailers, and Music Libraries with several publishing deals over the years. In addition, he also plays in a church band, at local restaurants, at events/festivals, and at farmer’s markets around Florida playing cover music, original compositions, and unreleased material. His plans are to release another instrumental album in late 2014 with another orchestral album shortly thereafter and to be more active on YouTube with all new videos featuring himself on the piano playing both new and cover songs.