Kelly Carvin is a raw, rebellious and sensual Folk Rock artist and songwriter based out of New Jersey, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Kelly discovered music as a young teen when she was expelled from high school and sent to an alternative school that conveniently had a music program. A teacher named Mr. Steele took her under his wing, and pushed Kelly to pick up guitar. “I was quite the rebel, but he saw something in me other then my bad attitude. With the support of him and the staff there, my confidence began to grow. I was treated like a superstar!” Kelly played with and wrote some songs with the band at school. She then left on a cross country road trip with a friend, came home and wrote her first song by herself. After writing, she went to an open mic in Trenton to try the song out at the 449 Room and it was on from there.
“Music with teeth, heart and big brass balls” is what some of her fans have to say. Kelly has quite the distinct tone to her voice that swings from sweet and sensual to smoky sultry at the drop of a note. Her live shows are raw, naturally drawing in listeners to her intimate performance. Her songs range from rebellious and witty, intense and inspiring or simple, silly party numbers. She’s not your typical whoa is me singer/songwriter; Kelly likes to keep it upbeat, relatable and thought provoking.
Kelly has since been writing songs, performing and working hard at her music career. She made first rounds with American Idol and The Voice as well as nominations for the Asbury Park Music Awards. She was a finalist with her band in The Singing Sensation NBC10/6Flags Great adventure contest as well as a finalist in The Break Contest held at The Stone Pony. She’s performed in venues such as The Apollo Theater, Crocodile Rock Cafe, Katmandu and many various clubs in and around the North East and Southern States. In 2010 Kelly landed an endorsement deal with CARVIN guitars and amps. In addition to those accomplishments, she has played alongside national acts Lukas Rossi from Rockstar Supernova, Jersey legend John Eddie, Jeffrey Gaines, Nicole Atkins, and Keller Williams.
Kelly Carvin released her first self titled EP called Kelly Carvin & The Future (named after her band) in July of 2011. The CD was funded by her dedicated fans; raising over $2,000 for recording costs. It is a fun compilation of her fan favorite rock and acoustic songs. John Pfeiffer from the Aquarian says: “Lively and full of traditional class, Kelly steps away from the pack and hits this one out of the proverbial park. Only the musicians match the material that she has picked to wow her fans here.” The record has six studio songs and “Fire” which was recorded live at the NBC 10 studios. The record is available on CD Baby, Itunes and is being played on various independent radio stations across the country.
In November of 2012 Kelly made the move to Nashville, TN to pursue her artist and songwriting career. Here she is performing, networking and co writing with the best. Stay tuned for this Jersey girl’s bright future!