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Jo Kelsey & Dylan Kay


Jo Kelsey and Dylan Kay are an Auckland based duo performing blues, soul, gospel and jazz. With decades of experience between them, Jo and Dylan have both studied their instruments at prestigious London institutes, performed on some of the great stages and spent many years specialising in their instruments as recording artists, session musicians and teachers. Expect high quality performance and a professional attitude, whilst maintaining the personal touch that music needs.

A professional musician since 1996, Dylan has performed extensively in the UK and US with his own bands and others. Alongside this he has developed a successful guitar teaching career (teaching at the UK’s leading contemporary music school for many years and running Auckland Guitar School). Dylan grew up playing the blues, studied jazz at Berklee College of Music, and also loves playing gospel and soul music (with a passion for slide guitar and open tunings).

Jo Kelsey is a professional vocalist with her heart in the blues, soul and rock. After studying at the same contemporary music school Dylan taught at, Jo built a steady career in London as a session vocalist, performer and vocal arranger. Now in New Zealand Jo directs numerous choirs throughout Auckland, runs a small music school, releases original music and sings at every opportunity!

Jo Kelsey & Dylan Kay

Jo Kelsey & Dylan Kay

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Set List

These are some of the songs we like to play, which changes from time to time!

Feeling Good (Nina Simone)

Hallelujah I Love Her So (Ray Charles)

Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)

Blackbird (The Beatles)

I Just Wanna Make Love To You (Etta James)

Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)

Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)

Respect (Aretha Franklin)

Sweet Home Chicago (Blues Brothers)

Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)

Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)

Fallin’ (Alicia Keys)

Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)

I Feel Good (James Brown)

I Got A Woman (Ray Charles)

I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)

Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin)

Proud Mary (Tina Turner)

Make You Feel My Love (Adele)

Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)

Sunny (Bobby Hebb)

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (James Taylor) 

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Moondance (Van Morrison) 

Hard Times (Ray Charles) 

Cry Me A River (Standard) 

Summertime (Standard)

Come Rain or Come Shine (BB King) 

Steamroller Blues (James Taylor) 

Love for Sale (Standard) 

Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do (Bessie Smith) 

Don’t Get Around Much (Tony Bennett)

Feel Like Makin’ Love (Roberta Flack) 

Autumn Leaves (Standard)

Fly Me To The Moon (Standard)

Tennessee Whisky (Chris Stapleton)

At Last (Etta James)

Black Coffee (Beth Hart)

Sinners Prayer (Joe Bonamassa)

Why Don’t You Do Right (Peggy Lee)

Rather Go Blind (Etta James)

Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Standard)

Contact Us

For more information, bookings or quotes contact us here or contact / 027 470 7042.

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