Chris Kelly


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Producer/multi-instrumentalist specializing in low end - basses of all varieties, synth bass, tuba, trombone, mandocello, and a whole lotta fuzz!

Over the past 20 years of gigging and recording, I’ve enjoyed a variety of different projects, and have a fondness for fuzz and synth tones, as well as funky grooves and low brass. I'm also a drummer, guitarist, keyboard player, singer, and own Studio Del Diablo in Williamsburg, BK.

Some people I’ve worked with include: Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, The Toasters, Jon Sandler (Great Good Fine OK), Mya Byrne, Bird Streets, Bonfire Falls, Jeff Tuohy, Matt Simons, Amy Rivard (Celtic Woman), CDZA, Beat Brigade, Janna Pelle, Paisley Fields.

I’m also the MD for The Leave A Lasting Mark Concert Series, the charity concert series at The Bitter End which has seen performances by A Great Big World, Tony Luca, Constantine Maroulis, Olamide Faison (Sesame Street), Freedom Bremner (Screaming Headless Torsos), Karen Jacobson (Australian voice of Siri/GPS), and a who’s who of NYC musicians.

I’ve been seen in Off-Broadway pits and workshops, including the 2015 revival of Urinetown. I’ve played on national commercials, written for TV, film, and theater, and enjoyed plenty of radio play and late night TV performances.

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Your Worst Mistake by Jeanne Marie Boes

I was the producer, bassist, guitarist, pianist, trombone/trumpet player, and mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

I’ll work with budgets when necessary - turnaround will be as quick as possible, depending on how in depth the project is (schedule will be discussed beforehand)

Gear Highlights
  • 1974 Rickenbacker 4001
  • 1982 Ibanez Musician Fretless
  • Fenders P
  • J
  • Mustang
  • and VI
  • Dean Rhapsody 12 String Bass
  • Eastman Mandocello
  • Conn Sousaphone
  • Conn Director Trombone
  • Studiologic Sledge Synth
  • 1969 Fender Bassman
  • Ampeg B15
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