No new comer to the art of performing, Kelley Andre is a multi-talented Entertainer, Singer and Songwriter. A New York native, his infused R&B, Jazz, Funk, New Soul sound and style delivers a distinct baritone flavor that permeates inner souls.
Growing up in a house where Gospel and Jazz music were his tools of war, Kelley commenced his musical journey at the age of six, playing the piano. At the age of eight, this smooth crooner began singing at his home church in Brooklyn, NY. As an adolescent, Kelley was aware of his musical gifts, he knew that one day he would share his sound; share his voice with the world. As he grew into manhood, he remained committed to cultivating his talents through study and performing showcases through-out NYC.
Following his passion, doors began to open in the entertainment industry. In 2005, he was the understudy for the character Collins, in the hit Broadway play Rent. In 2016, Kelley played the character of Snipes, in the off Broadway play, No Me Dan͂e La Raza (Don’t Mess Up Our Race).
Kelley sang choral backgrounds for Don Henley, Mark Anthony and Mariah Carey. Additionally, he premiered his 12 piece band for Tony Bennet, Oprah Winfrey, Ashford & Simpson, Howard Hewett and many corporate events.
After years of backgrounds & band gigs, he is here to introduce his freshmen album, entitled “Love Lessons,” inspired by his life and experiences in love. His adoration for Soul, R&B, Jazz and Funk music and the timeless sound of what he calls the True R&B is heavily influenced by the likes of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, Teddy Pendergrass, Jeffery Osborne, Will Downing, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire and Prince.
Kelley Andre’s 8-piece band, Organic Soul, is the pulse to his electrifying stage performances.