About Kelly Prescott
As a third generation performer, from both sides of the family, Kelly has naturally inherited the roots and foundation to follow her heart into music. Being raised in an award winning studio has given Kelly the experience & confidence to pursue her own musical goals.
In April, 2009 she and brother, Kaylen recorded their debut album under the name of “Prescott”. The c.d. has garnered great reviews as well as performances at Ottawa Bluesfest, along with shows from Vancouver to Montreal. They have had regular airplay on CBC 2 Morning with Tom Allen and Radio 2 Drive with Rich Terfry, play on Bob Harris and Karen Millers BBC 2 shows in the UK, and the U.S. syndicated radio show, “Altville".
Along with Prescott, Kelly has also taken on the role of Emmylou Harris in Michael Bates Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons. Together with Anders Drerup as Gram Parsons, they have played the Ottawa Bluesfest two years in a row, Toronto's Hugh's Room, The Blacksheep, The NAC fourth stage, along with many others. Grievous Angel took on Northern California for a 3 week tour that also included stops in Oregon and Washington. The show finally went into the studio this past spring and recorded "The Legend Of Gram Parsons" a collection of 12 songs from the show. Recently, Grievous Angel was awarded the number 4 spot in the Montreal Gazette's top 5 shows of 2010 next to Paul McCartney and Allen Toussaint.
Kelly has also been a part of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Tour for four years, a 3 1/2 week tour traveling across parts of the U.S. and Canada raising money, food and awareness for North American Food Banks. At the age of 19, Kelly was awarded a Gold Record for her work on the CP Holiday Train album. Her distinct smoky voice has found her on over 30 recordings including Jeremy Fishers c.d., "Blue Monday" produced by Hawksley Workman. Along with many other artists such as Brendan Flynn, Adam Puddington, Susan Aglukark, Trevor Alguire, Dene Chief and singer Stephen Kakfwi and sang the Canadian Pacific's Olympic Spirit Train Theme song. She has toured with such acts as Colin James, Willy Porter, Sierra Noble, Ennis, Adam Puddington, Patricia Conroy & Shaun Verreault.
Kelly recently went into the studio to record her debut solo album entitled "I Leave You Dreaming." It's a collection of songs from blues to rock and jazz to soul.