Keedy

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Keedy
Birth nameKelly Ann Keedy
Born (1965-07-26) July 26, 1965 (age 54)
Abilene, Texas, U.S.
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer–songwriter
Years active1991–present
LabelsArista Records (1991)
Associated actsThe Orphans
Royce & Keedy
WebsiteRoyce & Keedy Official Myspace Music Site

Kelly Ann Keedy (born July 26, 1965),[1] 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.

Background[edit]

Born in Abilene, Texas,[1][2] Keedy grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her father worked for the United States Postal Service. She has a younger brother.[3]

Career[edit]

In the mid-to late 1980s, Keedy was one of the lead singers of the Milwaukee club and dance music band, Gerard.[4] 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.[5] In 1989, Keedy and Greg Gerard were married (they later divorced).[3] That same year, the couple signed a publishing deal with Geffen Records.[4] In February 1990, Keedy was signed Arista Records.[4] Her debut album, Chase the Clouds, was released in March 1991 to mixed but mainly positive reviews.[2][6] The album's first single, "Save Some Love", became a top 20 hit, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7] To promote the album, Keedy toured Japan and Europe and opened for Michael Bolton during the Milwaukee Summerfest.[3]

The album's second single, "Wishing on the Same Star", was less successful, peaking at #86 on the Hot 100.[3] Due to management changes at Arista Records, promotional support for the single was pulled, and no other singles from the album were released.[8] 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.[8] Keedy then moved back to Wisconsin and continued making music. In the mid 1990s, she joined a local cover band, The Orphans.[9] After leaving the band in May 1996,[9] Keedy teamed up with then husband, guitarist Royce Hall of The Mosleys, to form the band The LuvByrds.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic.com
  2. ^ a b Tianen, Dave (September 25, 1991). "Keedy Chases the Clouds of Success". The Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1E. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Tianen, Dave (September 25, 1991). "Keedy Chases the Clouds of Success". The Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 6E. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Gerard's Keedy to record for Arista". The Milwaukee Sentinel. February 16, 1990. p. 8. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Christensen, Thor (July 19, 1991). "Attaway, Benet: Lisa, Eric Jordan sign with major label". The Milwaukee Journal. p. D10. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Keedy: Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved August 14, 2008.
  8. ^ a b c "10 Questions with Keedy". milkcartonpopstars.blogspot.com. July 23, 2007.
  9. ^ a b TheOrphans.com

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