Music That Is Real & Raw & Vunerable

 

The South Australian songwriter & multi-instrumentalist spends most of the year around a campfire in her 1992 Toyota Hiace Van called “Pamela Vanderson”.

Her debut album “40,000 Star Hotel” tells the story after leaving her marriage and mortgage behind in the pursuit of happiness. The single of the same name, co-written with Aleyce Simmonds is a big, ballsy, freedom-esque blues which captures the heart of the Australian landscape and the lure of off-grid living.

Choosing to pursue the road less travelled after learning of her father’s althzeimers diagnosis - this album captures heartbreak and grief in a way that leaves you breathless. A diverse first offering from an artist you absolutely need to hear.

You cannot put her unique style into a box.

From soulful country to big blues, it is real and raw and vulnerable.

 
 
She’s known for having an extraordinarily rare voice.
— Clare Bowditch
 
It’s just so much fun, that girls got amazing pipes, she sounds like Amy Whinehouse - but with more of a soulful edge as opposed to a jazz hook.
— Nkechi Anele - Triple J Roots & All
I really don’t know if we have anyone similar in Australia, I am pretty sure that we don’t. She has similar elements of other artists from overseas, and maybe a touch of Renee Geyer, but basically, she is a one-off. In a close tunnel genre in Australia, Kelly is Queen. She is a no-nonsense, firebrand.
— Cowgirl Up Blog