Kelly Sweet

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Kelly Sweet
Birth name Kelly Sweet
Born (1988-03-29) March 29, 1988 (age 26)
Origin Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States
Genres pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2006–present (singer)
Website kelly-sweet.com

Kelly Sweet (born March 29, 1988) is an American electropop singer-songwriter currently living in Los Angeles, CA.

Life and career[edit]

Kelly Sweet was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on March 29, 1988, to pianist Jeffrey Howard Sweet (March 17, 1954 – June 4, 2012) and artist Candace Lynn Sweet (February 2, 1951 – December 16, 2011). Born into a musical household, Sweet was raised on the jazz standards that were part of her father's repertoire. Soon after she could walk, Sweet learned musical notes with her father's help. Her first public performance followed when she was 4 years old at the Cape Cod Conservatory.[1]

At the age of 7, following the divorce of her parents, Sweet and her mother moved to Kanab, Utah. Sweet began working regularly with a vocal coach and honed her skills as a performer by singing at state fairs, county festivals, and community theaters. In the summers of 2000 and 2001, Sweet studied musical theater at Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Sweet and her mother eventually went on the road for two years, traveling back and forth between Kanab, Las Vegas and Los Angeles in search of performance opportunities. After hearing the 14 year-old Sweet's demo CD, the Los Angeles Lakers booked her to sing the National Anthem on three occasions.

In July, 2006, Sweet was featured in a USA Today article on up-and-coming "serious female singers."[2]

In October, 2006, Sweet released an EP from which the songs We Are One and Ready For Love have been used on episodes of two daytime dramas, the NBC TV series Passions and the ABC TV series One Life to Live, respectively. We Are One was also featured on the NBC series Las Vegas in the spring of 2007.

Sweet opened for Paul Simon on tour in July and October, 2006, and her debut album, We Are One, was released by the Razor and Tie label on March 6, 2007. Sweet was the highest-charting indie label artist at the AC format in 2007 with airplay audience well exceeding 80 million.

Remixes for Sweet's song We Are One were done by Dave Audé, Radioactive Sandwich, Matt Piso, and Electronathon. Her cover of the Aerosmith classic Dream On was #1 for six weeks in a row on the FMQB AC Chart.

Sweet's father succumbed to a yearslong battle with cancer in 2011. Less than a year later, Sweet's mother, also battling cancer, passed on as well.

In August 2012, Sweet's second album Ashes Of My Paradise was released through Japan Victor Company (JVC). In January 2013, she announced an upcoming EP, Sirens.[3]

In January 2014, Kelly self-released a remake of the Phil Collins classic "In The Air Tonight", and it was licensed by NBC Television for the promo adverts for their new show called "Believe".

Discography[edit]

  • Ashes Of My Paradise - August 22, 2012 (Japan)

Confirmed tracks:
- Ashes Of My Paradise
- Walking On Mars
- C'mon C'mon
- Why (Nothing Else Matters)
- My Amazing Grace
- Black Gun Parade
- Mad, Sick, Crazy
- Glass Made Man
- Sirens
- You And I
- Love At The Speed Of Sound
- Pictures And Numbers

  • We Are One (debut album) - March 6, 2007
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - 2006
  • Kelly Sweet (EP) - 2006

Soundtracks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cape Cod Conservatory Homepage
  2. ^ Gardner, Elysa (July 14, 2006). "Serious female singers harder to find on the charts". Gannett Co. Inc. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Lipczyk, Jakub. "Kelly Sweet "Sirens"". Arts Weekly, Inc. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 

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