“The experience of listening to Rorie Kelly’s music can only be described as one thing: pure magick.” – Brianna Coccia, longislandsound.love
“Refreshing honesty accompanied by an earnest guitar that will make you hit repeat as many times as your heart can handle.” – Shelby Padgett, GERM Magazine
“Independent, free, and full of complexity. Difficult to cage. rorie kelly is that type of indie rock.” – Alan Semerdjian, LI Pulse Magazine
“Her sound was so powerful, she acoustically filled every square inch of space.” – Canvas Magazine
“She has this type of presence about her that demands your undivided attention. You can’t help but to be entranced by her incredible range and quick wit.” – Brianna Coccia, longislandsound.love
“A crimson-haired indie siren.” – Shana Braff, Patch.com
Rorie Kelly is an award-winning singer/songwriter/ladybeast from Long Island. Her mission in life is to spread healing through art, and to remind you to love yourself with the fierceness of a kitten that doesn’t know it is tiny. Her music has been featured in film and TV shows, received radio airplay around the world, and led her to perform at the Obama White House in 2016.
Her most recent album Shadow Work is about shining a light in the darkness and healing wounds. The production is big and dark, and performed largely by just two people – Rorie herself, and her father/production partner, Kevin Kelly. “It was exciting to us to see just how much power we could pack into these songs as two humans in a studio with a vision,” says Rorie. The songwriting looks deeply into topics like self worth, growth and letting go, and how our culture treats people who don’t fit the mainstream “default.” The opening song, “Full Moon Charm Bracelet,” was featured in the 2021 film Hearts and Vines, which won a Telly Award for Use of Music.
Rorie Kelly’s Musical Magick – by Brianna Coccia, longislandsound.love
LI Singers Stream Away the Blues – by David Criblez, Newsday
LoveIsPop Interviews Rorie Kelly – by Michael McCarthy, LoveisPop.com
Rorie Kelly Inspires with ‘Rising Rising Rising’ – by Laura Whitmore, Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation
Your Next Favorite Band: Rorie Kelly – by Shelby Padgett, GERM Magazine
Girl Power at SXSW – by Stacey Sherman, Guitar Girl Magazine
Rorie Kelly – Sincerely Live Review – Shaine Freeman, The Miews
Coffeeshop Confessional with Rorie Kelly – by Moe Tompkins, Sparkboom
interviews and guest appearances
Rorie Kelly! The Story Behind the Song “Lyin’ Streak” – on Story and Song Podcast
Adventurous Mission: How to Heal Through Music – on The Long Island Sound Podcast
bi+plus: Rorie Kelly – on the bi+plus Podcast
Rorie’s Latest Album Release, Shadow Work – on Local Open Mic Podcast
Musical Alchemy with Rorie Kelly – on The Peaceful Mermaid’s Guide to Loving Life Podcast
Photos can be found in the gallery.
Music can be found on bandcamp.
Video can be found on the video page.
For more information, booking & other inquiries please contact email@example.com. You can also reach rorie by phone at 516-967-7269.