12 noon – 1:15pm, Sunday 4 November, Blues stage
Kelly Auty is renowned for powerhouse performances and her show-girl versatility. She is a favourite artist on the Australian music scene. With her dynamic hot band Kelly sings a variety of originals and favourite cover tunes from the likes of Bessie Smith and Ida Cox to Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Raitt.
Kelly and her band Boris Conley, Nick Caraffa and Max McIntosh won Blues performer of the year 2017 and travelled to Memphis in January 2018 to take part in the International Blues Challenge. Their original CD ‘Kelly’s Blues’ was a raging success with American audiences and the band achieved the semi- finals.
Kelly’s impressive biography includes appearances at many Australian Festivals and she has supported Janis Ian, Jose Feliciano, Manhattan Transfer, The Drifters, The Platters and the Divinyls to name a few.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something Blue … and something just for you.
Kelly Auty vocals
Boris Conley keyboard and vocals
Max McIntosh bass and vocals
Nick Caraffa drums and vocals