Joey Kelly All Stars Bio

JOEY KELLY ALL STARS is all about making great music and getting amazingly talented musicians to perform for you. The All Stars change from time to time but it’s all about being part of the club, having fun and sharing music with our audience! That’s what you can expect from The Joey Kelly All Stars. 

AMY MADDEN Bassist/Songwriter/Poet who began her career as a writing member of various punk/new-wave bands in the hey-day of CBGB's and Max's. A writing member of the New York bands The Shivers, The Gift, Electric Skin, Cruel 13, the Theoretical She's and Friction, she has recorded and toured with Seattle-born rocker and Geffen artist Adam Bomb, sharing the stage with members of Poison, The Cult, Motley Crue and The Rolling Stones. Moving to London to pursue a solo career, she achieved creative recognition and significant airplay for her EP ‘Minor Disturbances’ recorded with Jon Gordon (Suzanne Vega, Madonna). Her single ‘Hotel Ruin’ featured the accordion of Charlie Giordano, currently a member of Springsteen’s E street Band.Back in New York, as part of Jon Paris' trio for some 35 years, she has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Johnny Johnson, Johnny Copeland, Mick Taylor, Chris Spedding and many others. For her work with many blues artists, including and especially John Lee Hooker, she was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2012. Currently, she appears weekly with Jon Paris at BB King's as well as solo gigs, and as bassist/vocalist with Ricky Byrd and Deuces Wild, the Dive Bar Romeos and the Alan Merrill trio. She is working on a double album of original music, and will release her second volume of poetry this summer.

Lead Guitarist & Vocalist for rock legend Genya Ravan, Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Gene Cornish of the Rascals, the Dive Bar Romeos and Jeff Slate & Friends. During the late 70's, he founded "The Propellers", a Forest Hills, Queens-based  powerpop/punk band who were mainstays on the NYC club scene from 1979-84. The Propellers were managed by various nightclub impresarios including Trude Heller, Lewis Friedman (s.n.a.f.u.), Matt Nadler (Who also managed BUDDY LOVE at the time) and their recordings were produced by Ramones founding member/ drummer/producer Tommy Ramone. They made their first TV appearance on the cult classic "Uncle Floyd Show" in 1980. Since that time, Jimmy has recorded and/or performed with many music legends including: Tommy James, Denny Laine (Wings/Moody Blues), guitarists Earl Slick, Laurence Juber & Carlos Alomar, drummers Steve Holley (Wings/Elton John), Steve Gadd (Steely Dan/James Taylor) & Simon Kirke (Bad Company) as well as with members of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band, Ringo Starr's All Star Band, The Hollies, Twisted Sister,The Fab Faux, Vanilla Fudge, Blues Magoos, Hall & Oates, Television, The Smithereens, and many others.

Drummer, Recording Artist, and Producer studied at Boston University and started out in  a band called The Mundanes. Then Kevin joined “Cool It Reba” which was formed in the Autumn of 1981 by vocalist/guitarist David Hansen, who was part of the downtown post punk / no wave scene. Their music combined elements of James Brown funk, Television's guitar interplay and David Byrne's lyrical paranoia to a danceable beat. Kevin regularly played such venues as CBGB's, The Peppermint Lounge, The Mudd Club and Danceteria NYC. and played alongside Klaus Nomi, Billy Idol,John Cale and R.E.M.Other artists and bands Kevin has play with include Mick Ronson; The Hotheads, StormMaker, Certain Generals, and Katrina and the Waves. Currently, he plays with Richard Lloyd from Television and most recently has producing, engineering, composing and percussion credits with Richard Lloyd’s single “Devil’ Design”; Phil Gammage’s “Adventures in Bluesland”; and Certain Generals’ “Stolen Car”. He is a major contributor to World Wide Vibe Records, a New York-based indie music label dedicated to superior rock, blues, and pop music.

Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer, Producer, Joey has one of music’s most distinctive voices. He has won acclaim worldwide for both his insightful solo work and as the Charismatic Lead Vocalist for many bands like BOPSTER, THE RYDIM SQUAD, JACK BUTLER, ALL MOBBED UP, JOEY KELLY ALL STARS, DIVE BAR ROMEOS & BUDDY LOVE, the powerpop quartet that took America by storm in 1980 and reunited in 2007. Through the years, JOEY went on to perform, tour or record with some of the best: Anton Fig, Will Lee, Michael and Randy Brecker, Ray Gomez, Rick Derringer, Steve Holley, Robert Gordon, Kenny Aaronson, Bobby Chouinard , Doug Lubhan, Steve Marriot, Buster Cherry Jones, Vinnie Zummo, Tommy Mandel, David Malachowski, Tommy Byrnes, Graham Maby, Gene Cornish, Elliot Murphy, The Uptown Horns, Phil Grande, Chris Spedding, Otis Blackwell, Blondie Chaplin, Jim Keller, Marge Raymond, Alison Gordy, Jimmy Mack, Earl Slick, Steve Merola, Mike Shrieve, Hilly Michaels, Steve Augeri, Ritchie Cannata, Robbie Alter, Mark Cunningham, Joe Vasta, Ed Roynesdal, A.J.Pero, Lee Crystal, Frank Infante, Richard LLoyd, Johnny Rao, Rich Scannella and many, many more. JOEY'S compositions took his music to the top of the charts repeatedly and has co-written hits for a diverse group of artists. As a Record Producer and Engineer, he’s worked with many of the biggest names in music, his collective works in recording, selling over 5 million units worldwide.

Special Guests who have appeared on stage with The Joey Kelly All Stars:

Gene Cornish (Rascals), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett), Thomas Trask (David Johansen, Helen Schneider, Sylvain Sylvain),  Johnny Rao (David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain), Arno Hecht (Rolling Stones), Joe Vasta (Mink DeVille, Billy Idol), Thommy Price (Billy Idol, Joan Jett), Jon Ihle (Ian Lloyd), Rich Scannella (Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen), Marge Raymond (ELO), Joe Sztabnik (N.Y. Junk), Ellard-James “Moose” Boles (Lou Reed, Gregg Allman) and many, many more!