|Birth name||Kelly Ann Keedy|
July 26, 1965 |
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
|Origin||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
|Labels||Arista Records (1991)|
|Associated acts||The Orphans
Royce & Keedy
|Website||Royce & Keedy Official Myspace Music Site|
Kelly Ann Keedy (born July 26, 1965), known by the stage name Keedy, is an American freestyle singer–songwriter best known for the 1991 Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit, "Save Some Love", from her only major label studio album Chase the Clouds.
In the mid-to late 1980s, Keedy was one of the lead singers of the Milwaukee club and dance music band, Gerard. The band, co-founded by Greg Gerard, was known for its rotation of lead singers that included Eric Benét (who later signed with EMI) and his sister Lisa. In 1989, Keedy and Greg Gerard were married (they later divorced). That same year, the couple signed a publishing deal with Geffen Records. In February 1990, Keedy was signed Arista Records. Her debut album, Chase the Clouds, was released in March 1991 to mixed but mainly positive reviews. The album's first single, "Save Some Love", became a top 20 hit, peaking at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. To promote the album, Keedy toured Japan and Europe and opened for Michael Bolton during the Milwaukee Summerfest.
The album's second single, "Wishing on the Same Star", was less successful, peaking at #86 on the Hot 100. Due to management changes at Arista Records, promotional support for the single was pulled, and no other singles from the album were released. For a time, Keedy remained at Arista and attempted to work on a second record, but continuing management shifts eventually led to the project being shelved. She was released by the record label soon after. Keedy then moved back to Wisconsin and continued making music. In the mid 1990s, she joined a local cover band, The Orphans. After leaving the band in May 1996, Keedy teamed up with current husband, musician Royce Hall, to form the band The LuvByrds.
- Tianen, Dave (September 25, 1991). "Keedy Chases the Clouds of Success". The Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1E. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- Tianen, Dave (September 25, 1991). "Keedy Chases the Clouds of Success". The Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 6E. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- "Gerard's Keedy to record for Arista". The Milwaukee Sentinel. February 16, 1990. p. 8. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- Tina, Maples (September 27, 1991). "After you've run, perhaps you'd like to try a little dance". The Milwaukee Journal. p. D7. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- Christensen, Thor (July 19, 1991). "Attaway, Benet: Lisa, Eric Jordan sign with major label". The Milwaukee Journal. p. D10. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- "Keedy: Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved August 14, 2008.
- "10 Questions with Keedy". milkcartonpopstars.blogspot.com. July 23, 2007.
- Keedy discography at Discogs
- Keedy at AllMusic
- Keedy's Vevo channel on YouTube
- Royce & Keedy on Myspace