Shred Kelly Release “The Bear”

Shred Kelly is a formulation of friends and foot stomping good times born in the East Kootenay’s of British Columbia. Hailing from the town of Fernie, the five piece band is best known for mixing clawhammer banjo riffs that tear the fabric of space and time with ambient synth, high voltage guitar, fierce drums, and hauntingly sweet vocal harmonies to produce a sound that has been properly coined “Stoke Folk”.

For this music video we toiled in our backyards in frigid January temperatures building a full roster of ice instruments and over 55 snowmen/woman spectators of all shapes and sizes to create a night time moon lit winter concert. The ice instruments were made by making instrument shaped molds in snowbanks, hardening the molds into ice, and then lining them with plastic and filling them with water to freeze. All together we made ice microphones, ice bass guitar, ice electric guitar, ice keyboard, ice banjo, and the most challenging instrument of all, an ice drum set complete with ice cymbals – all in the backdrop of a stage built of packed snow.
We hope you enjoy! – Shred Kelly

Having recently been awarded 2012 Artist of the Year at the Kooteney Music Awards and winning a spot on the Green Couch Sessions/CBC Radio 3 ‘Tracks on Tracks’ train adventure from Vancouver to Toronto, Shred Kelly is turning banjo doubters into sweaty indie folk rock believers on the dance floor, one town at a time.


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