Elly Kellner

Crea-Lieveling    Singer-songwriter    Mezzo/Soprano

2019 The right tools

English songs / Melancholy warmth 



Produced by Elly Kellner with the kind assistance of BJ Baartmans. 

Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion. John Lumpkin (USA): Drums. Sasha Shlain (Russia/Switzerland): Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ. Andreas Bernitt (Denmark): Violin, String arrangement. Iain Matthews (UK/Netherlands): Lead- and backing vocals. Jivan Gasparyan Jr. (Armenia): Duduk. Beshar Al Azzawi (Iran/USA) Oud. Sandro Friedrich (Switzerland): Bansuri flute. Kane Mathis (USA): Kora. Danielle Eog Makedah (Cameroon): Backing vocals. Syssi Mananga (Congo): Backing vocals. Heather Bond (USA): Backing vocals

All songs and lyrics by Elly Kellner. Mixed and mastered at the start of September by BJ Baartmans at Studio Wild Verband, Netherlands. 

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 Wild Verband (winter 2015/2016). Elly Kellner: Vocals, Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar on no 11 & 12, Casio on track 12. BJ Baartmans: Mandolin, Bass,  Drums,                                                           Percussie, Guitars: Electric, Acoustic, Ebow, Resonator.

2012  Successfool      English & Dutch songs 
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

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.

Heather Bond & Elly Kellner

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 vocal examples

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

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


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