Fairbanks, Alaska spawned Blues-Rock Vocal Powerhouse, Kelly Moneymaker. Kelly says, "Long, dark, cold winters provided the perfect environment for creativity. As kids, we'd stay inside to listen to our favorite albums, write songs/stories and then we'd jam with all our friends." Since she went pro at thirteen, she's been busy building a diverse body of work–from her stint with platinum-selling trio, Exposé, to Writing/Producing "Love Songs" for Days of Our Lives & Silvermoney’s hard-hitting, “Goddess Killer” to the Blues-Rock Americana of her new CD "Race Against The Sky."
Moneymaker says, "Race Against The Sky" is my entire heart and soul in audio form. It took 9 years to write this record because it's about growth, love, loss & appreciation for my life. I finally merged my singing voice with my writer's voice by going back to my roots -- to writing/performing the style of music I loved listening to growing up. It's a mix of blues/rock with a taste of soul/funk inspired by the incredible mix of artists that used to blast on our home stereo. I'm a storyteller by nature, influenced by unique heroes, sexy muses and a wise teacher disguised as a child. Those who've followed my career can hear the score of my life from the cathartic exercise of "Like A Blackbird" to the self-realization of "Race Against The Sky". I'm deeply grateful to be doing what I love & I hope listeners feel it."
KELLY'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Former Member of Platinum Pop Trio, Exposé.
AS A WRITER/PRODUCER/PERFORMER:
Love Theme for Bo & Hope on NBC's Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives Love Songs CD
International Songwriter's Competition &
Independent Music Awards Finalist
PLACEMENTS ON: Grey's Anatomy, American Pie Naked Mile, Guitar Hero, Gossip Girl, Hawaii 5-0, Burn Notice, Sony's Play Station 2, Confessions of a Go-Go Girl, Teen Cribs, Parenthood, The Heat 2013 Official Trailer and more...
MUSIC SUPERVISOR/MUSIC EDITOR - Venice The Series Season 3
Theme Song for The Grove 2013
Riptide Music Writer/Producer/Artist 2006-Present
KELLY HAS SHARED STAGES AND/OR STUDIOS WITH: Todd Rundgren, Stevie Wonder, Enya, Exposé, Diana Ross, Jewel, Meatloaf, Ringo Starr, Keith Urban, Johnny Winter, Phillip Walker & more...
OTHER FEATURES ON TV/COMMERCIALS: Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Bold & The Beautiful, Without A Trace, CSI Miami, Nissan, Sony Playstation 2, O'Douls, America's Next Top Model and more...
Soulful rock powerhouse, Kelly Moneymaker, is surrounded by an incredibly talented band of musicians called IN THE BLACK.
Recording Band Members for "Race Against The Sky":
Gabriel Moses (Macy Gray) - Guitar
Bruce Watson (Foreigner) - Guitar
Herman Matthews (Tower of Power) - Drums
Michael Mennell (Jimmy Buffet) - Bass
Kim Bullard (Elton John) - Keys/B3
Lenny Castro (Rolling Stones) - Percussion
Kelly Moneymaker & In The Black create a fresh sound with a nod to blues, funk, soul & classic rock. Their new album, "Race Against The Sky," is an unfolding journey for listeners. From soulful ballads to "get up & move" Blues-Rock...this is a phenomenal band, CD, and live experience not to be missed.