Creative, soft-hearted and receptive singer-songwriter from the Netherlands with Belgian roots. Once cut down but now broken free and living from a frame of love. Elly Kellner plays a 4-string guitar in special tuning, sometimes offering a dissonant siren but more often the gentle, warm whisper in your ear.
Lyrically Elly tries to go beyond existing taboo, right into the core of her inner world, with the firm belief that there must be others who'll recognize the mutual experience and feel less alone as a result. It is the only reason for her to keep sharing her music.
Besides performing solo Elly is part of the Beyond Music Project and with 21 artists from all over the world she recorded an album (released August 2019) under the guidance of Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (USA) at Studios La Fabrique in the South of France. In the past she has also had the pleasure of joining Iain Matthews and his Matthews Southern Comfort (UK) on tour and she sang backing vocals for Shannon Lyon (CAN).
Producer/GRAMMY winner Larry Klein (USA) selected Elly for the Beyond Music Project at the start of this year. She was invited to work on the album Same Sky that was released worldwide in August. The record has a total of ten songs with artists from all over the world.
Click on the image below: a behind the scenes look at Studios La Fabrique, France, with Heather Bond & Elly Kellner featuring the song "Different, You and I". You can stream it via Spotify, purchase it via google music and from November you can also buy a physical CD. Learn more at beyondmusicproject.org
Credits: "Different, You and I" Produced by Larry Klein. Composed/written by Heather Bond & Elly Kellner. Mixed by Tim Palmer.
Heather Bond & Elly Kellner (lead & backing vocals) Kane Mathis (kora), John Lumpkin (drums), Andreas Bernitt (violin, string arrangement), Moshe Elmakias (piano), Ed Harcourt (wurlitzer, piano), Dan Lutz (bass), Adrian Utley (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar)
Soon to be released
Openhearted broken hearts with a pinch of melancholy roots, trickled over mountains of men can make any late bloomer hum gently.
Twelve songs and lyrics written by Elly Kellner.
Recorded in the Netherlands, United States of America, Armenia, Denmark, Switzerland, Cameroon and Congo.
Produced by Elly Kellner with the kind assistance of BJ Baartmans. Mixed and mastered by BJ Baartmans at Studio Wild Verband. Cover art & design by Jona van Breemen, Ohpopup.