BEST OF 2017: Wes Seneca’s Best Third Member of a Duo, Fourth Member of a Trio, Fifth Member of a Quartet…

Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley

By Wes Seneca
Photograph by Thomas Lindsay

In 2017, when Greater Nippertown musical combos wanted to take their gigs from a 10 to an 11 – it’s one more, after all! – they called on veteran keyboard man Michael Kelley. Just ask Graham Tichy, Johnny Rabb, Mark Gamsjager, Todd Nelson, Tom Lindsay or a host of other Local 518 bandleaders, and they will tell you that Mike is the perfect sideman.

Mr. Kelley always comes prepared with great chops, the right gear and no rock star attitude. What more could you ask for?

Oh yes, he’s the front man for Circle of Willis, too…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Kelley will also be playing at Lanie’s Cafe in Loudonville from 6-9pm on Thursday (December 21).

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  1. Michael Eck says

    Mike Kelley is the man!

  2. Steve Nover says

    truth……..& the Sharks leader is in Blotto & was the new member of Fear of Strangers at their reunion

  3. Tom Lindsay says

    I could not have said it better myself, props to Mr. Kelley!

  4. Rudy says

    great musician

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