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Accolades & Awards

2018: #2 on Radio Guitar One Blues Cuts chart

2018 International Blues Competition IBC Competitor

2018 Blues Foundation "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award to Tim Fik (guitarist) 

2016 International Blues Competition IBC Semi-Finalist 

2015 International Blues Competition IBC Semi-Finalist 

2015 NCFBS Blues Challenge, Winner, Best Band

Ranked #3 "Women in Music" poll Blues-E-News magazine (July, 2015)

#1 charting RMR "Electric Blues" Album in 2016 (Outta the Blues CD) -- 6 weeks at #1

Outta the Blues was the #4 Electric Blues Album of the year in 2016

#1 charting RMR "Electric Blues" Album in 2017 (Bone Rattler CD) -- 22 weeks at #1

Living Blues Radio Chart (June, 2017), with airplay on Sirius-XM radio, B.B. King's Bluesville  and syndicated blues radio shows around the globe.


"The Bridget Kelly Band flat tore it up on stage ...during the 2017 IBC’s in Memphis..."
--Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society, May 29, 2017

"...she finds all there is to find in southern blues and delivers it hard whether charging, sultry, rocking or whatever.
--Chris Spector, Midwest Record, May, 2017

"Kelly’s voice is always powerful and pure, pushing through the ripping fretwork of her blues-partner and band guitarist Tim Fik, a guy with chops, licks and riffs to spare."
- Iain Patience, Blues Magazine

Notable Festivals & venues

Buddy Guy's Chicago
Hard Rock Atlanta
House of Blues Chicago
Northwoods Blues Festival, WI
Owens Park Concert Series, WI
Boundary Waters Blues Festival, MN
Lowertown Funk and Blues Festival, MN
Smokin in Steele Blues Festival, MN
Marquette Area Blues Festival, MI
Simply Jazz and Blues Festival, WV
Wiregrass Blues Festival, AL
Fisher's Blues Festival, IN
Camping with the Blues, Fl
Blues Bash at the Ranch, FL
Tangerine Blues Festival, FL
Dunedin Wines the Blues Festival, FL
Blue Crab Festival, FL
Downtown Arts Festival, FL
Women in Blues Showcase, Memphis, TN, CO and FL
Bradenton Blues Festival Appetizer, Fl
Daytona Blues Festival, Fl

"...she finds all there is to find in southern blues and delivers it hard whether charging, sultry, rocking or whatever"

--Chris Spector, Midwest Record, May, 2017

Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. 

The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines classic urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass.  

The Bridget Kelly Band (BKB) has been performing at clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and performed at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC). 

As IBC Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016, the group continues to gain serious media attention. The Bridget Kelly Band recently ranked #3 in a "Women in Music" poll sponsored by Blues-E-News magazine in the summer of 2015. In 2016, their “Outta the Blues” CD spent 6 weeks at #1 and was the #4 Electric Blues Album of the year in 2016.  In 2017, the group’s “Bone Rattler” CD was #1 for 22 weeks on the RMR Electric Blues Album chart (June through December); and made the prestigious Living Blues Radio Chart in June of 2017.  The band’s music has received regular airplay on Sirius-XM radio (B.B. King's Bluesville) and syndicated blues radio shows around the globe.

A 2017 tour to promote "Bone Rattler" included shows in Florida and Georgia, a CD release party at Darwin's in Atlanta, and club and festival dates throughout the Midwest. The Bridget Kelly Band wowed audiences in the clubs and concert settings across the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Alabama. The band received standing ovations at the Northwood Blues Festival and the Nickel Plate District Blues Festival for their killer live set that rocked the capacity crowds. 

In 2018 BKB released their latest CD, "Blues Warrior" album that tackles tough subject matter ranging from homelessness and domestic violence to human trafficking and drug addiction. The Bridget Kelly Band is also excited to announce the addition of their newest band member and former tour drummer for the Black-Eyed Peas -- Mr. Tim Mulberry.  Plans are in the works for a new album to be released in 2019.