With a family deeply rooted in the entertainment industry, you find yourself emerging early mornings from the studio ....You've been laying tracks for CD’s by artists, Kiss, Tom Jones and Vinnie Vincent among others. For Keli there’s no escaping it. He is deep to the core, singing, playing guitar, bass, percussion and producing.....
Influences ranging from the Beatles, Rush, Electric Light Orchestra, Bee Gees and Todd Rundgren to Smashing Pumpkins and Earth Wind & Fire, across the spectrum to Cheap Trick, Outkast, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Manson and Celine Dion.
Born in Manhattan, Keli first hit Los Angeles as a preteen. As he had done in NYC, he garnered auditions and roles in film, commercials and television.
“As a kid, I was unsure of what I wanted to do, act or play music. All I knew was that no matter what, it would involve performing on stage. When time allowed, I made it out to the night clubs and concert halls. The first band I saw was Kiss, then Motley Crue, I just flipped. I knew this was the career I wanted”.
At 18 he cut his teeth alongside such artists as Guns N Roses, Poison and L.A. Guns. Being a multiple instrumentalist didn’t hurt either. Numerous city performances, featured guitarist with legendary country artist ‘David Allen Coe’ in Hawaii, sharing the stage with heavy metal icon ‘Lemmy Kilmister’ and ‘Motorhead’, touring some Asian countries, all have culminated to enable him in the development of a unique sound in his recordings and live performances.
Under the guidance of award wining songwriter - producer Howard Rice, Keli co-produced his first CD. He discovered that being on the producing end was equally as rewarding and just as much fun. Keli continues to push the envelope with his cutting edge solo performances.
Outside Production Work Includes:
NIK NAK ' UNBREAKABLE' (producer / writer) 2012
Maddoll Rich’ ‘BLONDIE ATTACKS’ (producer) 2011
Single: ‘If I Closed My Eyes Forever’ G n R’s “Rocket Queen” Adriana Smith & Keli Raven
Released: Nov. 5, 2010 (Cover-Osbourne/Ford)
Worked as Co-producer with well known Los Angeles band:
Revlon Red' on their CD: 'Something Old, New, Borrowed and Crued’ (Released 2010)
Produced: 'One 2 Many Images' (Female hip-hop group (1997)
‘Justyce Marie’ (For EP Records) Single: “ Sit Down And Talk To Me”
Film and Television:
New Year’s Day...2010
Television...Featured Artist....'Focus In The Mix'...with host Denise Ames
Music in Film / Television
Singles: “Control Freak” & “Put Your Handz On Me" featured in ‘Vince Neil 's' DVD, “Rocktails”
Single: “Shine” included on ’ROCK’ compilation CD (TVT RECORDS).
Soundtrack: Total Immersion (Infomercial Theme)
Commercial : Vacation Spot, JMMilford Assocs. (60 sec)
‘Girl Trouble’ (1993); CD- ‘A Raven Christmas’ (2000); CD- ’Keli Raven’ ‘4’- (2005); Full length CD titled: "Keli Raven” includes single and video: “BAD BOYZ 4 LIFE”
Co-written with and features ‘LEMMY KILMISTER ’of (Motorhead), (2007)
Full length CD ‘In Fantasy’ released: January (2009)
Full length CD titled ‘SCReAM KeLI RAVeN SCReAM’ released in (2012)
LABEL: E.P. RECORDS USA
Mgmt: Entertainment Plus
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