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.
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.
The band's 2018 CD release "Blues Warrior"
tackled tough subject matter ranging from homelessness and domestic violence to human trafficking and drug addiction. It reached #3 on the RMR album charts for Blues Rock.
Their 2020 album "Dark Spaces" had the same success, reaching #3 on the RMR album charts for Blues Rock.
The Bridget Kelly Band's new CD "Winter's Coming" is scheduled for release November 2022.
...she finds all there is to find in southern blues and delivers it hard whether charging, sultry, rocking or whatever"
CHRIS SPECTOR, MIDWEST RECORD
"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
"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
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
2020: "Dark Spaces" CD rises to #3 on the RMR Blues Rock album chart
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.