Kelley Plante is a gritty head-banger, a soulful entertainer, and a playful poet.
The blues-rock songstress began her musical journey in her native New England, performing her carefully crafted folk tunes and acoustic-pop cover songs in local cafes. A life-long classic rock fan, Kelley found her musical niche after moving to Philadelphia, performing in a handful of rock bands while she studied music business. She’s most influenced by the musical themes of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, drawing from the mood and agility of blues vocalists like Robert Plant, the poetry and relatability of songwriters like Stevie Nicks, and the captivating, high-energy performers like Mick Jagger.
Inspired by the raw emotion of blues, the power and ferocity of rock, the mystery of jazz and the fun of funk, Kelley puts a modern twist on the classic genre hybrid. She tells stories through playful metaphors, tantalizing guitar solos, and irresistibly groovy melodies, seemly glossed together with polished pop hooks. Her soulful, heartfelt belt has been compared to Susan Tedeschi, Grace Potter, and Etta James, bewitching listeners with her dynamic depth. Her writing style is as raw and honest as her performance, an unfiltered confession of her youthful yet seasoned life experience.
Whether she’s spending her days train hopping between Philly and NYC, caught-up in her basement-lounge practice-space jamming to Zeppelin tunes with her band, or staying up all night perfecting another explosive song hook, Kelley Plante is doing everything she can to share her music with the world.