APM recently signed Niall and instigated a reissue of his first two previously self released albums ‘Hand In Fire’ and ‘Not Sleeping’, prior to overseeing the release of his latest album ‘Promenade’, produced by Tucker Nelson (Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, Jim Lauderdale). It also features the keyboard playing of Matt Holland (Van Morrison band) and reeds player Martin Winning (Roger Daltrey band) as well as Niall’s wife Caitlin on violin.
As a Jam Host at the legendary Ain’t Nothin’ But Blues bar in London’s Soho for seven years Derry-man Niall rubbed shoulders with many of the big names of the UK and international scene, and the rich musical styles and virtuosic performances on Niall’s recordings are certainly the product of such a rich musical melting pot.
Niall was engaged on a series of live supports with Geraint Watkins. prior to which Niall toured Ireland supporting Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott.
“Derry-born Kelly is a London-live Stakhanovite, his wife Caitlin’s violin not the only echo of Dylan’s Rolling Thunder on a beautifully played and produced third set of Bob, Van and Allmans-worthy tunes” Mojo
“ There’s a bit of Van Morrison and Roy Orbison in Niall’s approach, making for a versatile but coherent and very enjoyable roots set’ ” RnR
Hand In Fire and Not Sleeping are available here as a 2CD package: :https://niallkellyband.bandcamp.com/album/not-sleeping-special-edition
Promenade is available here in an eckopak single CD package: https://niallkellyband.bandcamp.com/album/promenade