Wish Upon a Bottlecap is the full-length debut of independent singer/songwriter/conquistadora rorie kelly. rorie is a female musician hailing from various places on Long Island, various boroughs of NYC, and wherever else her banged-up little Toyota will take her.
Spanning 10 years of songwriting, the subject matter of Wish Upon A Bottlecap is both personal and political. rorie explores love and relationships with the heartfelt reflection often found in Jackson Browne songs, but she also turns a serious and critical eye on the homogenized culture of America today, and what it's like growing up inside of it. The songs American Daydream and Sincere shed some light on what it's like for a woman to try to come into her own in what is still a male-dominated industry*.
Wish Upon A Bottlecap was co-produced by rorie kelly and Kevin Kelly. Kevin is a seasoned producer, engineer, and gearhead who has a soft spot for John Levanthal guitar arrangements and an ear towards what is current in an ever-changing soundscape. rorie was influenced by the riot grrl movement, is into rawness and screaming, and, incidentally, wants to own everything Chris Walla has ever produced. The two of them had a freaking blast making this record.
rorie can be found playing all over NYC and the surrounding areas, as well as making forays to Boston, Montreal, Pittsburgh and, really, anywhere else they will have her. She often plays as part of a trio, "rorie kelly and More of the Mess" with Kevin Kelly on bass and Joe Rende on drums, but can also command a room with just her purple Alvarez and her vocal cords.
Please visit www.roriekelly.com for more information, photos, and current tour dates.