Kelly Pratt (musician)

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Kelly Pratt
Kelly Pratt (beirut).jpg
Kelly Pratt playing with Beirut, France, 2009
Background information
Birth name Kelly Pratt
Born Lexington, Kentucky
United States
Genres Indie-rock, World Music
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium, french horn, flute, glockenspiel
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts Beirut, Arcade Fire, Emilie Simon

Kelly Pratt is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his brass work in the bands Beirut and Arcade Fire.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Pratt has been a member of Beirut since the band's relocation to Brooklyn, playing in the live band and on the recordings.[2] He joined Montreal's Arcade Fire on their Neon Bible world tour in 2007–2008, playing trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium, french horn, and flute. In 2012–2013, Pratt was an arranger for David Byrne & St. Vincent's album Love This Giant.[3] He was also co-musical director and led the eight-piece brass section for the tour promoting the album.[4]

In addition to the previous bands he has performed and/or recorded with Coldplay, James Iha, LCD Soundsystem, Passion Pit, Nina Persson, Owen Pallett, The War on Drugs, The Antlers, Herman Düne, Bishop Allen, Emilie Simon, Anthony Braxton, Butch Morris, and The Maccabees, amongst others.

Pratt is the singer and chief songwriter of Bright Moments, a Brooklyn-based indie rock band. Their debut album Natives was released February 21, 2012 on Luaka Bop.[1][5]

Selected discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feature Interview: Team B, Ca Va Cool, April 24, 2009, retrieved February 15, 2011 
  2. ^ Loneliness and Sorrow With an Exotic Oomph, New York Times, February 8, 2009, retrieved February 15, 2011 
  3. ^ Review: Love This Giant, NY Times, September 10, 2012, retrieved September 17, 2012 
  4. ^ Love This Giant, About, September 1, 2012, retrieved September 17, 2012 
  5. ^ Review: Team B – Genesis Reply To Censure (Minotaur Shock Remix), Ash Bees Fragments, July 28, 2010, retrieved February 15, 2011 
  6. ^ Maccabees, The – Wall of Arms, Discogs, retrieved February 15, 2011 
  7. ^ Emilie Simon Announces New Album "The Big Machine", Alt Sounds, January 28, 2011, retrieved February 15, 2011 

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