Kieran Kelly

was born in the French Quarter in New Orleans, and raised in Flint, Michigan. He was deeply influenced by his music-loving parents throughout his childhood. Kieran’s mother owned an independent record store specializing in Punk and New Wave music, his musician father had six-year old Kieran filling in the drummer position in his impromptu jam sessions on a regular basis. Through this he was exposed to an eclectic range of music from Cole Porter, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, to the Rolling Stones, which would leave a lasting impression.

Kieran splits his time between New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles. He owns The Buddy Project Studio in Astoria, Queens and is a Staff Producer at Rabadash Studios in New Orleans. Some of the albums created at The Buddy Project include Sufjan Steven’s “Illinoise”, Julia Stone’s “The Memory Machine”, Farryl Purkiss's "Home" and Angus & Julia Stone’s “Down The Way”

Kieran has earned Multi Platinum records in Australia , France (Angus & Julia Stone’s “Down The Way”) and New Zealand (Midnight Youth's "The Brave Don't Run") and a Gold Record in the U.S. (Better Than Ezra's "Friction Baby"). He produced, mixed and engineered original recordings that have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FX, MTV, Showtime, The Sundance Channel and NPR. Kieran was invited to speak in front of Congress in 2007 to represent independent labels in support of music web-casters with regards to web radio royalties. He has designed sound for The Museum of Art and Design in Manhattan. Kieran's production and mixing for Angus and Julia Stone's "Down The Way" in 2010 won 8 Australian ARIA awards. In 2014 he produced Farryl Purkiss' album "Home" which was nominated for a South African SAMA award. 2015 had Kieran working on both sides of the globe producing Dutch duo Vonder And Bloom's " Follow You Back Home" as well as Melbourne Australia's Hollow Drums forth coming debut. 2016 Saw "Cosmos" For Peruvian Rocker Pipe Villran named Rock Album of the Year by Peru's La Republica.

Kieran Proudly Endorses
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Tul Microphones

As a Producer Kieran is exclusively represented by Steven Scharf for Steven Scharf Entertainment Contact Here.

A few of the good people I have had the pleasure to work with

Farryl Purkiss (Sheer Sound)
Digby And The Lullaby (Warner Brothers)
Nate Campany ( Writer of Tove_Lo's "This Time Around" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "E•MO•TION" )
Essie Jain (Ba Da Bing)
Aaron Lee Tashjan
Sufjan Stevens
Angus &Julia Stone (Netwerk Recording Artist)
Kim Thompson (Beyonce )
Rhett Miller (Old 97's)
Justin Tranter ( Writer of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Gwen Stefan's "Used To Love You"),
Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent)
Chris Bear ( Grizzly Bear )
Spring Standards
Cat Popper (Ryan Adams)
Fred Nicolaus ( Department of Eagles )
Better Than Ezra (Elektra recording artist)
Ari Hest (Columbia Recording Artist)
Jonathan Maron (Groove Collective)
Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan)
Oren Bloedow (The Lounge Lizards)
Mark Stepro (Panic At The Disco, Hole)
Randy Schrager (Scissor Sisters)
Rob Moose (Bon Iver)
DM Stith (Asthmatic Kitty)
Jeremy Kay (Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings )
James Hall (Geffen recording artist)
Rich Vogel (Galactic)
Peter Holsapple (DB’s, REM )
Vicky Peterson (Bangles)
Susan Cowsill (The Cowsills, Giant Sand)
John Stirratt (Wilco)

selected works

Julia Stone "My Baby"(The Memory Machine) Produced and Engineered

Madison Square Gardens "My Ex Girlfriend" (Is A Bad Lesbian On Drugs) ("Don't Name The Pig") Produced and Engineered

Matt Johnson "Note to Self" ("Cage Fighter") Engineered

Angus & Julia Stone "Hold On" ("Down The Way") Produced, Engineered and Mixed

Sons of the West "Black Blood" Recorded

The Receiver "Corner Pt 2" ("Decades") Produced, Engineered and Mixed

Aaron Tashjan "Little Fire Cracker" ("Hard Love and Free Luck") Produced and Engineered

Will Stratton "Who Will" ("No Wonder") Produced, Engineered and Mixed

Elaine LaChica "The Lake" ("I think I can see the Ocean") Produced, Engineered and Mixed

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