Kelly Pettit is the offspring of a redneck Aussie bloke and a west coast Canuck. Raised on Vancouver Island, with dual citizenships on opposite sides of the world, Kelly has bounced back and forth and everywhere in between.
After playing in lots of very bad bands as a teenager and dipping in and out of local recording studios, Kelly decided to go take all his possessions (bicycle, backpack, $5, and a guitar), and chase dreams in the land down under. This is where he discovered busking, surfing, beer, women and the art of performing live.
Influenced by Aussie bands and more so Crowded House, Kelly cunningly snuck back stage after one of their concerts and ended up playing guitar with lead singer Neil Finn (Mr. Finn: “you’re playing it wrong, man”).
From there, Kelly started jamming with talented musicians from all walks of life and moving his act indoors with proper sound systems. After time, several other countries, some scrapes and bruises, Kelly ended back in Vancouver to study. During those days, music was always a part time job and songwriting never stopped.
10 years ago Kelly was invited to perform in Japan from a music agency in Tokyo and now he is busier than ever writing music and performing live. To date, he has just released his 4th CD titled “FUEL”, recently won an ultimate band contest, gigged almost everywhere, written a score, had a song in a soundtrack, in compilation CD’s, reviews in magazines, performed on TV and radio, produced and on more occasions than he cares to mention been a wedding singer.
PS. Anyone who purchases the CD gets two extra songs emailed to them to show appreciation!
PS. The CD “FUEL” is now available on over 46 download sites! Just search for “FUEL” or “Kelly Pettit”.