"Independent, free, and full of complexity. Difficult to cage. rorie kelly is that type of indie rock." - LI Pulse Magazine
Rorie Kelly is a small redheaded tornado of sound. Her aggressive acoustic guitar style complements raw, powerhouse vocals to pack a serious punch. First-time listeners often comment, "I can't believe that voice came out of that body."
Rorie has been making music since her teenage years and was strongly influenced by the tell-all, stream-of-consciousness songwriting style of the 90s. "Growing up I was listening to Liz Phair, Alanis Morisette, and Ben Folds Five alongside Joni Mitchell and The Beatles," she says. "That's where my foundation comes from as a musician." Over the years, Rorie has been compared to Janis Joplin and Alanis Morisette for her high-powered vocals, and Joni Mitchell and Sarah Bareilles for her catchy-confessional brand of songwriting.
"Her sound was so powerful, she acoustically filled every square inch of space." - Canvas Magazine
Rorie's debut album, Wish Upon a Bottlecap, was released in late 2010 and went on to receive airplay around the country on AAA and college radio stations. Her songwriting caught the ear of radio host Garrison Leykham (who commissioned her to write the theme song for his documentary Comic on a Half Shell), and the Solarfest Songwriting Competition, where she placed in the top 10 in 2013. Later that year, Rorie released a performance album titled Sincerely Live, featuring knockout performances of fan favorites as well as some of the new tunes that had accumulated since the release of Wish Upon a Bottlecap.
Rorie is currently performing frequently in the northeast, writing constantly, and getting very little sleep indeed. Next up? "Crazy amounts of shows and a second studio album," says the singer/songwriter. For more information, please visit www.roriekelly.com.