Saturday, June 15, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Kelli Scarr

Artist:Kelli Scarr
Song:Salt To The Sea

Singer songwriter Kelli Scarr is best known for touring with Moby in 2009. She has also recorded solo and has an Emmy nomination. Vocally she reminds me of Portishead lead singer Beth Gibbons. Kelli was born in Monterrey, CA and went to high school in Folsom after her parents divorced. After graduating high school, she moved to Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. In 1998, Boston University students David Moltz (guitar), Khodayar Akhavi (bass) and Daniel Mintzer (drums) were forming a band and placed an ad for a lead singer in local papers. Kelli Scarr responded to that ad. The band was called Moonraker and were heavily influenced by Portishead. They had some success in local Boston clubs and moved to Brooklyn in 2002. They were unable to secure a major label contract and split up in 2004. Kelli wrote the score for the 2008 HBO documentary In A Dream and was nominated for an Emmy. In 2009 she met Moby and sang on his album Wait For Me. She also toured with him. And she has also recorded with j.viewz. In 2010, Kelli signed with the indie label Silence Breaks and Piece was released Aug. 2010. The CD is very cheap and is worth checking out. Kelli continues to record solo and recently released the EP Dangling Teeth to iTunes. She is also working local clubs in Brooklyn as lead singer of the country music cover band North Of Amarillo. Here's Kelli Scarr performing salt To The Sea on Sleepover Shows.

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