Anne Marie Kelly has been singing on the Irish music scene in various
line ups, bands and genres for over twenty years. From independent rock
outfits to sophisticated jazz, her deep sensual tones have been the backdrop
to many a night in Dublin and beyond. Her versatility brings her to restaurants,
bars, private parties and clubs, with time also for visits with Klawitter
Theatre Group to residential homes. A private individual, she enjoys the
professional company of some of the highest calibre musicians in Ireland,
with support and endorsement from all musical palettes. A recent addition
to her act is her tenor saxophone in addition to her previous studies in
piano with Royal Irish Academy of Music and voice with, among others, the
renowned Tine Verbeke.
With the publication of short stories and poems in her teens and early twenties, she now uses her pen in her work as a spokes person for the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, having been an emergency blood recipient some years ago.
In 2000, she released the indie rock EP “Acorn” with her band “Smoked Oak”, subsequently moving into more commercial gigging circles.
In more recent years she has developed her interest in acting, on stage and on camera, training in the Meisner Technique at Momentum Acting Studios, Dublin and Gaiety School of Acting, enjoying her first role with Baz David in his film “The History of this Moment” and more recently in David Freyne’s “Third Wave”.
Outside of her life in the arts she works as a psychotherapist specialising in the area of addiction and emotional release. She provides therapy on a voluntary basis to drug users on the north side of Dublin and is involved in community based low cost counselling in Tallaght, with a private practice operating from Marino.
Her independent project, “Virgin Mother Whore … Woman”, sees her work of songs woven with prose and delivered to media under the uniquely talented direction of Lucas González, developing into an exhibition piece of various art mediums to experientially provoke a new awareness of our feelings towards gender definition and life meaning. First shown at “Filmbase”, Temple Bar, Dublin, in March 2018, this exhibition piece will tour throughout Ireland and beyond.
March 2018 sees the launch of her first solo single “Leaf will Fall”, with an album of celtic folk rock music in the name of “Celtic Raven”, to follow.