Reader Spotlight: Brian Guy Kelly
Meet Brian Guy Kelly, a bassist from Aston, Pennsylvania who is on a mission to help people chill via his music.
Brian is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next). Here’s his story…
Brian Guy Kelly is an American bassist and producer whose bass-heavy, study beats/Lofi instrumentals have relaxed many during these stressful times. My vision is to help people find a moment in the day to just relax and listen. People are stressed, but music can heal. I produce all singles using my bass and his synth to generate blissful lows. Using the bass on multiple tracks creates a warmth that is unique and chill.
Why I play the bass:
My brother was in a band and when I heard the bass being amplified, I fell in love with the unique sound.
I create sounds using my 2002 Ibanez Soundgear, and my Ampeg BA 210. My pedalboard is rotating but my Earthquacker devices Dispatch Master will never leave. When playing live I use a 6×10 Ampeg cab with the Darkglass Alpha Omega 900.
I am influenced by Billy Howerdel, Wayne Shorter, Sarah Longfield, and Janek Gwizdala.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
Once a month I put out a new chill instrumental track on Spotify under the name Brian Guy Kelly. The tracks are made using only my 4 string bass and synth. You’ll have to listen but you wouldn’t think all those tracks are bass. I use guitar amps and various techniques to differentiate my sound.
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