September 29, 2009, 9 years ago

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CRASH KELLY vocalist/guitarist Sean Kelly has issued the following statement:

"Forgive the lack of updates... trust me, it has not been for lack of activity! I recently was asked to play guitar for international superstar NELLY FURTADO, and I have been having a great time with the gig! My first show with Nelly was in Mexico City, where we played in front of 165,000 people! What a rush! We recently got back from LA where we did the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, The ALMA awards (which aired on ABC), and an acoustic show at KTLA (where we were followed by KISS, who showed up in full make-up). I am getting ready to head to Europe with Nelly for a series of promo appearances and acoustic shows that will take us to the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and Holland.

Also, I am pleased to announce that the new HELIX record (which I co-wrote, co-produced, and played on) is ready for the presses! The album is called Vagabond Bones and I am VERY proud of it! As I mentioned before, I was playing bass with Helix, and this eventually lead to a writing relationship between myself and Brian Vollmer. When the Nelly gig was offered to me, I had to leave the Helix gig (amicably, of course), and Brian gave me his full support and blessing. We knew we had something special with our writing relationship, so we continued work on the album. While I was very sad to leave Helix, it opened the door for a very special occurrence... a reunion of the classic '80s line-up! As Helix was the first band I ever saw in concert, and my favourite Canadian hard rock band of all time, it was a true dream come true to have the original guys in the studio working on songs that I had co-written and was producing! When you hear Vagabond Bones, I'm sure you'll all agree that there is something magical that happens when these musicians are in a room together... I am so proud of this record! Many thanks to Moe Berg for his co-writing contributions on four tracks!

As some of you know, I also play with the legendary Carole Pope, and she recently released a two song single on iTunes, 'Shining Path'/'Tell Me'. I contributed bass guitar to the song 'Tell Me', I had a great time doing my best McCartney, haha. Carole is an incredible artist, go and check out those tunes!

Finally, CK recently played with Helix in Toronto at Rock N Roll Heaven... things have been a little quiet on the Crash Kelly front, but I have been working on some new material, and the recent gig reminded me of how great it is to get up and rock with these guys... watch for some new rock action in 2010! All the best!"

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