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Biography

Hello Kelly is making so much noise with their hyper-charged show and supersonic sound that it's hard to ignore this little band that could. But why would you want to do that?

To put it simply, Hello Kelly of Orangeville, ON is a pop-rock band. Whether they're romping through an upbeat riff-rock power tune, or moving gently through one of their stirring ballads, this band will put a smile on your face and keep it there. From the vibrant and colourful guitar-work, to the tingling synth sounds that never get old, this band has constructed a sound that is teaming with fresh melodies, creative arrangements and lyrical confidence.

Having released the "Green Things Grow" EP in January 2007, Francois Goudreault Jr., the band's 21-year old frontman and songwriter, is confident they've taken it up a notch: "The idea behind Green Things Grow is that we're all just like the green things that grow so naturally all around us. In the grand scheme of things, we are all young, inexperienced but eager greenhorns who are ready to grow: Grow in our confidence, grow in our wisdom, grow in our faith. Lyrically, this project is an exploration through the emotions that come with change - the joy of growth and the pain of lessons learned."

"I grew up thinking that rock and roll could save the world. I would listen to my dad's Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan albums as a kid but then my family also started going to church. It didn't make any sense at first, but as my faith developed, it fused with my appreciation for those classic rock bands and gave birth to the songwriting that became Hello Kelly," explains Francy, as fans affectionately call him. "When I was in university, I'd write songs instead of doing homework. The first Hello Kelly recording came together during spring break, when I was supposed to be catching up on university reading." The band has definately come a long way; Since forming in Summer 2004, Hello Kelly has moved 10, 000 units independently, seen success with three ..1 CHR singles on Canadian Christian radio, and shared the stage with successful Christian headliners Rebecca St. James, Superchic, John Reuben, Thousand Foot Krutch, Hawk Nelson and Starfield. Recently, the band signed with USA record label 7 Spin Music, and will release their debut full-length album in Fall 2007.

After all the lights go down and they cram back into their tour van, Hello Kelly is on the road for one reason, and that's Kelly. Kelly is the poster girl for every typical teenage anthem. As the rest of this twisted world tries to tell Kelly how she should look, act and feel, Hello Kelly exists to encourage and challenge listeners to build their own dreams and define their own beliefs. "Lots of the kids we play for are hardened and hurting; We make an effort to fuel our songwriting with our own experiences and faith. We find that's the best way to be honest and make a positive impact."

Hello Kelly: Rock and roll has a first name

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