Blues Revue Magazine describes the Kelly Bell Band (KBB) as “Among the most genre-expanding acts on today’s blues scene. Who else can combine elements of hip-hop, funk, and blues-electrified here.”  Originally formed as the back-up band for rock and roll pioneer, Bo Diddley, KBB has been touring the world ever since entertaining fans in Japan, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cuba, Germany and more.

The band has won two prestigious Maryland Music Awards, including “Best Blues Band.”  In 2018 they were nominated for the “Music Icon” award, which acknowledges important contributors to the Maryland music scene.  KBB has been voted “Best Blues Band” in the Mid Atlantic Region (12 years in a row), and was recently named “Best Band” by Baltimore Style Magazine.

“The Kelly Bell Band is exactly the kind of genre-bending, rule-breaking, and color-smearing group the music scene of 2019 desperately needs. The Kelly Bell Band lives outside of all the lines and freely mixes blues, funk, rock, metal, hip-hop, and more into a compelling fusion of musical styles.” – Mike O’Cull, Rock And Blues Muse

Their debut album, ‘Phat Blues Music,’ remains one of the best selling releases in Mid-Atlantic region history.  In addition to Kelly’s role as front man, Bell is regularly seen and heard on area radio shows, commercials, television news, hosting live events, and you might even spot him in several tv and movie appearances.

Kelly Bell, known as ‘The Bluesman’, is joined by vocalist Taylor Zimmerman,  Ryan Fowler and Eric Robinson (guitar), Frankie Hernandez (bass), Jon Maurer (keys), John Robert Buell (drums).

The band is active in supporting our military, playing shows regularly for our troops all over the world.  KBB believes in providing both physical and emotional support to our nation’s soldiers through Navy Entertainment.

KBB doesn’t take any show or appearance for granted. Their goal remains to put on the best show every night entertaining fans through their stage presence, music, and audience interaction.  Before and after shows, you will often find them conversing with friends and fans that the band refers to as, “KBB Family.”  They make it a point to sign items and pose for photos with fans at each performance as well.  Hopefully, we’ll see you at one soon!!

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