elly kellner

Crea-Lieveling    Singer-songwriter    Mezzo/Soprano

Photo © Elly Kellner

Photo © Luuk Huiskes

Photo © Rick Ruskus

 Photo © Wies van Luijtelaar
Creative, soft-hearted and receptive singer-songwriter from the Netherlands. Once cut down but now broken free and living from a frame of love. I play a 4-string guitar in special tuning, sometimes offering a dissonant siren but more often the gentle, warm whisper in your ear.

I write and sing both in Dutch and English. Lyrically I try to go beyond existing taboo, right into the core of my own thoughts and feelings, 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 me to keep sharing what I create.

Besides performing solo I am part of the Beyond Music Project and with 21 artists from all over the world we recorded an album (due to be released 23 August 2019) under the guidance of Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (USA) at Studios La Fabrique in the South of France. I have also had the pleasure to join Iain Matthews and his Matthews Southern Comfort (UK) on tour and sang backing vocals for Shannon Lyon (CAN). 


                                              (To be released September 2019) The right tools

                                              English songs / Happy melancholy 

2018  Mijn gammele cassette      Dutch songs / Happy melancholy Recorded, mixed and mastered by Danny Gras at De Kift Studio (March 2018), except track 15, 16 and 17 recorded by Elly Kellner in 2014. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Beats, Electronic instruments.

2016  Zinken & Zweven           Dutch songs / Peaceful melancholy Recorded, mixed and mastered by BJ Baartmans at Studio Wilverband (winter 2015/2016). Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar on track 11 & 12, Casio on track 12. BJ Baartmans: Mandolin, Bass, Drums. Percussie, Guitars: Electric, Acoustic, Ebow, Resonator.

2012  Successfool      English & Dutch songs / Happy melancholy Produced, recorded and mixed by Elly Kellner (Sept. 2011 – Oct 2012). Mastered by Hay Zeelen Mastering. Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar. Design and art direction by Mandy van Goeije.

2008  Elly Kellner (EP)            English songs / Happy melancholy Recorded, mixed, mastered by Danny Gras at Yellow Cactus Studio. Mastered by Hay Zeelen Mastering. CD cover: Sicco Faase/Pepperpack.

Elly Kellner: Vocals, Acoustic guitar. Lennart v/d Berg: Bass guitar.

Guido Elshof: Drums. Moniek de Leeuw: Violin.

Matthews Southern Comfort

2011 & 2012 - Elly joined Iain Matthews on his tour with 'Matthews Southern Comfort'. Iain had a big hit in the sixties with the song Woodstock, originally by Joni Mitchell. Shortly before that he was part of the legendary Fairport Convention. Together with Iain, guitarist BJ Baartmans, keyboardist Bart de Win and Elly on acoustic guitar and vocals 'Kind of Live' was recorded.

Shannon Lyon

In the summer of 2011 the collab between the Canadian singer-songwriter Shannon Lyon en Elly Kellner was started. In 2012 they recorded the album Broken Things which offers intimate and sensitive songs. After that Shannon returned to Canada. Elly also sang backing vocals on his album 'The Lights Behind' (2014) and, together with BJ Baartmans, joined Shannon on his tour in 2015.

Backing vocals

- De Authentiek Fabriek - Zonlicht EP (2015) Productie Frietboerism/Nederland

- Michael Coughlan - The Sixth Avenue Verses (2014) Productie Shannon Lyon/Canada

- James Gray - Home to me (2013) Productie Shannon Lyon/Canada

- Myrle - Myrle (2013) Productie Shannon Lyon/Canada

- Douglas McLean - Under a Cold Black Moon (2014) Productie Shannon Lyon/Canada

Zorita - Amor Y Muerte (2012) Productie Danny Gras/Nederland