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CANADA, Toronto

Date Formed 2002

Categories: Melodic Rock


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80s retro-Rockers CRASH KELLY, established in Toronto during 2002 by guitarist Sean Kelly, a veteran of HEATER, VIBROLUX and working in parallel as frontman for 69 DUSTER, signed to Liquor and Poker Music for a debut album 'Penny Pills', including a cover version of CHEAP TRICK's 'Elo Kiddies', set for January 2005 release. The band also donated their rendition of 'Lonely Planet Boy' to the NEW YORK DOLLS tribute album 'Jetboys Of Babylon'.

Live work to promote 'Penny Pills' witnessed shows in the USA, England, Ireland, Holland and Germany, supporting the likes of W.A.S.P., SKID ROW, ALICE COOPER, THE QUIREBOYS, ENUFF Z'NUFF, PRETTY BOY FLOYD, FASTER PUSSYCAT, QUIET RIOT, UNION, FIREBALL MINISTRY and THE BLACK HALOS along the way. Throughout the summer 2005 the group supported BACKYARD BABIES across the USA before returning home for a Toronto support to M?TLEY CRÜE.

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist GILBY CLARKE acted as producer for a June 2006 album 'Electric Satisfaction'. The GUNS N' ROSES associate Teddy Andreadis also contributed piano. Canadian gigs in May saw further supports to ALICE COOPER. CRASH KELLY also garnered tours and valuable support slots with THE QUIREBOYS, BACKYARD BABIES, MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON, CINDERELLA and W.A.S.P.

In late 2007, French rock label Bad Reputation released a compilation of the first two CRASH KELLY records and singles entitled 'Love You Electric' for European distribution only.

On June 3rd 2008 CRASH KELLY returned with a third album for the Opening Day label entitled 'One More Heart Attack'. The album featured guest sessions from noteworthy individuals such as Gilby Clarke, who produced five of the ten tracks in Los Angeles, bassist Rudy Sarzo, of OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT and WHITESNAKE repute, and drummer Brian Tichy, of FOREIGNER and BILLY IDOL, plus songwriting contributions from PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS mainman Moe Berg. To promote the album, Kelly assembled a fresh CRASH KELLY line-up involving longtime band mate Allister Thompson on bass, REVOLVER's Gene Scarpelli on guitar with Tim Timleck on drums.

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