August 11. 2019

Femme Wave Fest Lineup!

Today Femme Wave announced the first wave of artists for 2019 taking place Nov. 7 - 10 in Calgary, Albert CA.
For the fifth year of the fest, Haviah Mighty, The Pack AD, Kimmortal, Selci, Paige Drobot and I will be performing. Incredible visual art by Arcana Shanks, Taylor Harder and Nicole Mary. Astrology workshop with Ariel Learoyd and an animations shorts package by filmmakers from Calgary, Vancouver and Thailand that you won't want to miss.

EARLY BIRD WRISTBANDS ARE AVAILABLE NOW for a discounted price until Sep. 6 CLICK HERE

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August 5, 2019

Fall Tour Dates Up!

Tour dates are up. Visiting favorite spots with new places and communities on the East Coast, Midwest and South.

More dates TBA

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July 2, 2019

Summer Class Piano and Guitar Classes!

This summer Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association program Ecoarts is sponsoring me to teach free piano and guitar group lessons to youth ages 7-12 a Highpoint Community Center in Seattle. July 8 - August 12 2:30-4pm. Contact : ecoarts@dnda.org to register (If you don’t have a guitar one will be provided).

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June 4, 2019

Milwaukee Record -Reviews, River FemFest Performance

The Milwaukee Record highlighted their favorite performances from Riverwest FemFest. This is what they said.

“This is actually my third time to Milwaukee and I really love it here,” Kelli Frances Corrado tells the assembled crowd outside Company Brewing on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The Seattle artist proceeds to perform a set of striking, spare music that’s both gothic and cosmic, her strong voice exceedingly expressive even when delivering melodies that are virtually monotonous. As she crafts a loop of a booming mallet on a single drum, a kid under one of the vendor tents yells, “What’s going on?” It is indeed an otherworldly set, and beautiful as such.”- CR

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May 24, 2019

New Track Featured on Riverwest Femfest!

Kelli Frances has a new track - 'Silver Bullet' featured on a compilation for the upcoming Riverwest FemFest in Milwaukee on May 26- June 2. You can listen HERE . The compilation is full of diverse and amazing artists. She will be performing June 2 on the Company Brewing stage. Thanks to the Milwaukee Record blog for the write up which you can read it HERE 

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May 13, 2019

The Creative Advantage!

I have been invited to join The Creative Advantage Roster. The Creative Advantage is a city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for each and every student in Seattle Public Schools. The Creative Advantage is made possible through a public-private partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Foundation, and community arts partners. Kelli Frances will be included in the online portal, which serves as a resource for arts partnerships with Seattle Public Schools (SPS). The roster is a resource available to any school or organization seeking teaching artists to work with their student or teacher populations. Organizations and individuals on the roster include- Frye Art Museum, KUOW Public Radio, Seattle Opera, teaching artist/dancer- Franchesska Berry, teaching artist/poet- Nikkita Oliver and many more.

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April 27, 2019

Riverwest FemFest!

I have been invited to play Riverwest FemFest in Milwaukee on June 2. Riverwest FemFest is a yearly festival of music, art, film & video, comedy, spoken Word, poetry, maker's market, and workshops. The festival seeks to empower communities through the celebration of art. It is a platform for femmes, trans, women, non-binary and POC.

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April 21,2019

Show Recommendation ISTHMUS Blog Madison, WI

Madison’s ISTHMUS Blog recommended upcoming show at Communications.

“Kelli Frances Corrado draws on a lot of different musical practices and influences. The music is rooted in her vocals, and her upbringing learning prayer rituals from her Romani Czech grandmother. Her music incorporates a lot of different musical styles and instrumentation, but remains sparse and airy. Local support from Glassmen and Metasun.”

Glassmen, Kelli Frances Corrado, Metasun

Apr 27, 2019 8:00 PM

Communication 2645 Milwaukee St., Madison, WI

8pm // $8 // All Ages

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April 7, 2019

Crowdfunding Success!

I hosted a successful crowd fundraising campaign to help with additional tour costs brought on by a twisted ankle. Offering a first live digital only release. This performance was recorded at MACROCK Festival in Harrisonburg, VA on April 5. The first show of 2019 spring tour. Check out HERE

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March 4, 2019

Tour Dates Up!

Spring tour dates are up, starting with MACROCK Festival in Harrisonburg, VA. There will be more dates. Please come and join me perform a whole new slew of songs. Her most intimate tour yet.

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February 26, 2019

Tour Kick off Show!

This springs tour kick off show is at MACROCK Festival April 5 at The Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, VA. MACROCK is an annual DIY music festival and conference located in Harrisonburg, VA. This years line up include War on Women, Lovelorn, Empath and many more. Past line ups have included Fugazi, Animal Collective, Prefuse 73 and many talented folks. This is a two day festival which will include panels and expo’s as well. Please go HERE for tix and more information.

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January 15, 2019

Female:Pressure Exhibit at Philharmonie De Paris

I will be featured with many female:pressure artists as part of the 'Visibility’- 'The Electro Exhibition' showcase at Philharmonie de Paris from April 9-August 11. “Visibility’ curated by artist Agee. This is a visual representation of female, trans and non-binary producers, DJ’s, media artists and electronic music performers at work. These are not press photos but artists at work.

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January 3, 2019

New Track Shepherdess featured on Female:Pressure Podcast

Brand new track, ‘Shepherdess’ is featured on Female:Pressures first podcast of 2019. This atmospheric mind meld is curated by Meg Wilhoite from Death of Codes. Featuring artists Electric Indigo, Tavishi, niet!, Rona Geffen, HYENAZ, death of codes, French Concession and ROX 

October 31, 2018

New Track ‘Shepherdess’ out on Halloween Benefit Compilation

I have a new track out called 'Shepherdess' featuring Nick Flo-Pilot LaMantia on drums and engineered by Jeffery M.McNulty. ‘Shepherdess’ is featured on a benefit compilation released by Sickle Moon Recordings. This compilation is curated by John from the band Haunter. Benefiting NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness). Featuring 13 unreleased tracks from Haunter side projects, Brief CandlesApollo VermouthHoneymooners and more. Pay what you want and every cent that doesn't go to Bandcamp will go to NAMI.

Available Here

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September 23, 2108

Featured in Northwest Music Scene and The Stranger.

“Kelli Frances Corrado is a dark folktronica singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist and occasional visual artist. Coupling bittersweet, ethereal vocals with grandiose violins and cellos, underscored by a sinister metronome of pulsing drums, her tracks are dark, atmospheric and enchanting. Influenced by a nomadic history as a tap dancer, military-wife, social worker and music teacher.

Her music has been home to recordings, sound installations, grants and artist-in-residency programs. Working with a wish list mix of artists like Brian Deck (Iron and Wine/Califone), Jeffery Mcnulty (Bat Country/Vera Project), Shawn Hatfield (Amon Tobin/Resident Advisor award winner) and other cool folk. Touring extensively, performing at cavernous venues like E’space B Paris, to critically acclaimed theater On The Boards, Seattle. Her songs are featured on a widespread of Stations from the BBC6 London to Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle.”

Tickets to Corrado’s forthcoming performance at Sunset Tavern October 18 in Seattle, WA with special guest Gaby DeSpain and Lilac.

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July 31, 2018

New Fall Tour Dates

New dates, new songs and new places. I have been recording new music this past summer at The Killroom Studio with engineer Jeffery Mcnulty at the helm. She will be hitting the road with them this fall. And Nick LaMantia will be joining on drums. More dates TBA.

September 5 Brooklyn Wildlife Presents Summerfest, Bizarre Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

September 6 -Twisted Branch, Charlottesville, VA

September 7- Station One Studios, Lancaster, PA

September 8- The Kaleidoscope, Lancaster, PA

September 13- Songbyrd, Washington, DC

September 15- Babyland, Pittsburgh, PA

September 16- Female Pressure and Female Frequencies Showcase, The Pharmacy, afternoon show 3pm, Philadelphia, PA

September 22- Communication, Madison, WI

September 23- Gabe's, Iowa City, IA

September 24- Punk Bowling, Minneapolis, MN

September 25- Cafe Mustache, Chicago, IL

September 26- Bremen Cafe, Milwaukee, WI

September 27- Blockhouse, Bloomington, IN

September 30-House show, Chicago, Il (email booking.kellifrancescorrado@gmail for address)

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 June 21, 2018

Magical First Crowd Fundraiser!

Last week my custom vintage Silvertone autoharp broke. I held my first crowd funding campaign to gather the money for a new one offering four tiers of special perks. And within 36 hours raised enough funds to buy and custom create a new one ( and a beautiful case) with the luthier at D'Aigle Autoharps. A special Thank you to everyone who donated.

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June 5, 2018

20th Anniversary Female:Pressure Podcast!

I was honored to curate a Spotify Playlist and Podcast for Female:Pressure's 20th Anniversary featuring new and unreleased tracks from artists in the network. Check out the Spotify playlist HERE and the podcast HERE highlighting more tracks and special words from Female:Pressure founder Electric Indigo. Also there will a festival in NYC at Nublu on June 29 co sponsored by Tom Tom Magazine, Female Frequencies and Bae Collective.

May 27, 2018

Summer Guitar Lessons Sponsored by Arts Corps!

While I am recording this summer in Seattle, Arts Corps is sponsoring her to teach free weekly private guitar lessons. This program is from July 9 to August 31, 2018, and is designed to serve teens and young adults (age 12 to 21) from the greater Seattle area who come from low income households and who cannot afford private lessons on their own. Youth who do not own a guitar will be provided with one they can use and take home. 

Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Their programs have been recognized locally and nationally for their quality. Arts Corps has been awarded the nation’s highest honor in community-based arts education by the White House, The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. Other teaching artists have included Saul Williams, Laura Piece Kelly and Macklemore's, Residency program. 

 

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February 28, 2018

New Tour Dates!

I will be going tour this April with dates in Brooklyn, Boston, Cambridge, Philadelphia and Seattle. Drummer Nick LaMantia will be joining her. Starting off April 1 a benefit for Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls at The Footlight in Queens with Crimdella, Killin H8, Parnhash & Co, Cherry, April 5 featured artist at Queerkaroke at The Midway in Boston, April 7 performing with Destroying Angel in Philadelphia at The Mothership, April 8 a WEMF Radio sponsored show at Zuzu's at The Middle East in Cambridge and finishing with special a acoustic set a Le Merde in Seattle on April 13.

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January 8, 2018

Performing January 20 at Paperbox, Brooklyn!

On January 20 at Paperbox in Brooklyn I will be performing at Chris Carr's Birthday party. Chris Carr is an artist and musician. He is also the the co-founder of Brooklyn Wildlife and NYC artist space Gamba Forest. This event is part of Brooklyn Wildlife 30 days of art festival. Featuring-live music, DJs, performance art, tattooing and vendors. Percussionist Nick La Mantia will be sitting in with Kelli Frances as well.

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December 8, 2017

Rafeal, Featured on Female Pressure Playlist!

Song Rafeal is featured on the new Female Pressure Spotify playlist curated by Alex Finesse from Zutsuri. They lists consists of; Koy, Drum and Lace, Navvi and many talented artists. You can listen HERE

 

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November 17, 2017

Shepherdess SOLD OUT!

Congratulations to Shepherdess all hard copies have sold out. Shepherdess was released 3 years ago on Flat Field Records, a limit run of 500 CDs with artwork by China Star which included fabric and dried rose petals. This was Kelli Frances second release. A recent copy was spotted on Amazon going for $40 originally priced $8.

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September 25,2017

Book of Echoes Reviewed on Droning Earth!

 

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September 19, 2017

Interview on NPR’s Radio One Chicago, WLUW 88.7FM

I did an interview on Radio One Chicago, WLUW 88.7FM. Talking about her new release Book of Echoes, traveling, magic and out of body experiences.

 

 

August 5, 2017

Tour Dates Are Up!

I will be heading out a three week tour starting in her hometown of Chicago on August 29 at Cafe Mustache  and finishing in Seattle September 23 at The Vera Project. Performing with Stas THEE Boss (THEE Satisfaction). New show added September 6, The Footlight, Queens, NY. Special thanks to artist CM Ruiz for the tour poster.

 

July 27, 2017

Rafael, New Music Video By Kelli Frances Corrado

Rafeal is the second single on 'Book of Echoes.' This music video is the first solely created and edited by Kelli Frances. It features live footage from an intimate performance at Gamba Forest Gallery in Brooklyn with promoter Brooklyn Wildlife and Jason Smith on bass. It also hosts images photographer Angel Ceballos took of me this past spring. 

 

July 24, 2017

Summer Songwriting Camp For young Creatives

I am hosting her first, very own songwriting camp for young adults. The camp focuses on creativity, instrument lessons, personal empowerment and guest performers. Below is camps first day performer, songwriter Irene Bowen (Kelli Frances first songwriter student). You can here her music HERE

 

June 20, 2017

Brooklyn Residency June 23-25: Teaching and Performance

I will be teaching vocals, guitar and producing at Willie Mae Rock Camp Ladies Rock Camp June 23-25. Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls was the first camp of it's kind and has hosted other teaching artists such as Kathleen Hannah, Spinderella and Sanitgold as well as many other talented artists.Kelli Frances will also be performing on June 25 with promoter Brooklyn Wildlife. There will also be a  panel discussions on 'Misogyny in Music' held at Gamba Forest from 5pm-9pm.

 

June 9, 2017

New T-Shirts- 'Blood Moon and The Silver Cats'

Wear gold, stare straight into the eyes of strangers, believe in yourself and the power of the blood moon.

The Blood Moon and Silver Cats T-Shirt is printed on a 100% black cotton shirt with red and silver water based ink. Unisex black crew neck shirt. This is a limited item. Design by BK Tran and printed at Ink Knife Press. Available HERE

June 7 2017

Grrrls With Guitars Gives Book of Echoes, **** Star Review And Front Page Feature!

 

Book of Echoes - Kelli Frances Corrado (Flat Field Records), Review ****

 by Hannah Golightly

“Kelli Frances tracked me down via twitter (@grrrlswithguitars) to introduce me to her music. And I am so glad she did. Her sounds is so unique that I can’t compare it to anything else. Perhaps though, the vocals are a touch like Goldfrapp, but even so Kelli manages to sound even more ethereal and siren-esque. ‘The Roses Courage’ is the first single and video from Kelli Frances Corrado’s album Book Of Echoes, released on Flat Field earlier this yearThe album itself is a concept record,

“each song is dedicated to an Arc angel and a personal healing lesson” says Corrado.

Corrado is a multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated here with Caitlin Olive on violin and Adrienne Davies on percussion. The beats on ‘The Roses Courage’ are Middle Eastern inspired.

“It is a regenerative spell woven of feminist power incantations.” she says.

The video sets the perfect mood for the song, with it’s roses and haze of smoke. The theme is witchcraft and female empowerment. Kelli Frances Corrado takes centre stage in this ritualistic and symbolic video. There’s a powerful scene where Corrado’s being surrounded by The Skate Witches collective as she casts spells in a trance and they fly by on skateboards, violins playing on and the dominant thunder of the drums journeys us to altered states.”

Book Of Echoes – Kelli Frances Corrado is out now on Flat Field Records.

 

June 2, 2017

Music Video, The Roses Courage on TV!

Beginning next Tuesday, The Roses Courage video will be featured on TV in Vienna! It will be featured on music and video show- Poplastika Okto hosted by artist and female:pressure member Christina Chra Nemec

April 21, 2017

Book of Echoes Out! Released With Specialty Item!

 

BOOK OF ECHOES is a concept album. The 7 songs are chapters from a two year time span which tell the story about 7 personal healing lessons and 7 Arc angels. Starting with being stranded on the side of a dark forest road, a death of a close friend, betrayal by business associates and an explosive life changing show in Brooklyn's experimental hip hop world. Lessons on having courage in moments of vulnerability. Kelli Frances fuses her own experiences and the classic tales of 7 Arc Angels. Discovering how ancient themes: hopes and fears repeat themselves.To strengthen the parallels between stories each song is written in the key (according to the lore) of the Arc Angel it is dedicated to.

This release features musicians: Adrienne Davies from EARTH on percussion, Derek Terran from Wind Burial on drums, Jayson Kochan from Midday Veil on bass , Caitlin Olive on violin and a collaborative track with techno artist Bardo Basho. BOOK OF ECHOES was engineered and co-producer by Jeffery Mcnulty at The Killroom. Artwork by Natalie Foss.

Flat Field Records has released a limited run of 300 Cassette/Download Cards  Available Here

Specialty Item- Book of Echoes, Self- Care Kit

Book of Echoes, Self-care Kit includes; one cassette/download card, an angelic tarot deck hand drawn by Kelli Frances and a candle created under February's Imbolc full moon lunar eclipse in collaboration with Wonderland Bath & Beauty products. 

Book of Echoes Self Care Kit- $30
There is a limited run of 25 and will only be available at shows or directly from Kelli Frances HERE

April 7, 2017

Just Announced! Show at Georgetown Carnival!

Kelli Frances has been invited to play the notorious Seattle Georgetown Carnival arts and music festival,on June 10. She will be performing at Georgetown Music Acoustic Armageddon Stage at 5pm

 

March 30, 2017

New Track from Book of Echoes Premiered!

I am honored to have her hometown of NPR Chicago's, Radio One Show KLUW 88.7FM, premier new track, Rafeal and featured it for the week. Take a listen here RAFEAL . Book of Echoes, will be out April 21,2017. She will also be doing a live in-studio performance later this summer at KLUW in Chicago, on August 31. 

 

 

February 9, 2017

New Show Added!

I am in Seattle for the next few months preparing for her upcoming release, Book of Echoes. And played a surprise show last Thursday presnted by Daswassup Gigs- Miserable (King Womans, Kristina Esfandari solo project) at Seattle's Victory Lounge. Photo by West Smith for NW Sound Exchange.

 

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JANUARY 28, 2017

Stories from new release, Book of Echoes published in Tides

During the creation of up coming release, Book of Echoes, I wrote folk tales and created drawings for each song. Her tale 'Stranded By Wolves' is featured in the premier issue of Tides.Tides is a zine dedicated to the woman's* exploration of the wild, written and visual, internal and external. Launch on February 18 from 7-9pm at Beats and Bohos in Seattle.

December 20, 2016

Brooklyn Wildlife and Gamba Forrest NYE Party

I will be performing alongside MC Crimdella, Leah King, Ohene Cornelius and many other talented artists. There will be libations, snacks, special treats and all types of goodies and surprises.Advanced tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gamba-forest-new-years-eve-fortress-tickets-30341399944?aff=es2

December 14, 2016

Music Video 'The Roses Courage' Released

In honor of the up-coming Solstice, the first song and video from new release, Book of Echoes is released. It was first premiered on October 6 at The Sunset Tavern at the GNAR BABES Showcase, co-presented by Tom Tom Magazine and Female:Pressure. It features female skateboarders from The Skate Witches collective.

December 10,2016

Two Shows to End 2016

A couple of last minute shows have been added. One at Hollow Earth Radio on December 16 in Seattle with Brooklyn artists Sir Kn8/Hila The Killa and local artist Red Alder and Falon Sierra. Beautiful poster art by artist Dax Edword (aka Diogenes). I will also be performing December 31 in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Wildlifes Presents New Years Eve party. Venue and details TBA very soon.

November 16, 2016

BOOK OF ECHOES, PRE-ORDER

A limited run of 300 cassettes with download cards put out by Flat Field Records. Official release date set for February 2017. Item will be shipped then.

BOOK OF ECHOES is a concept album. The 7 songs are chapters from a two year time span which tell the story about 7 personal healing lessons and 7 Arc angels. Starting with being stranded on the side of a dark forest road, a death of a close friend, betrayal by business associates and an explosive life changing show in Brooklyn's experimental hip hop world. Lessons on having courage in moments of vulnerability. Kelli Frances fuses her own experiences and the classic tales of 7 Arc Angels. Discovering how ancient themes: hopes and fears repeat themselves.To strengthen the parallels between stories each song is written in the key (according to the lore) of the Arc Angel it is dedicated to.

This release features musicians: Adrienne Davies/ EARTH, Derek Terran/Wind Burial, Jayson Kochan /Midday Veil, Caitlin Olive on violin and a collaborative track with techno artist Bardo Basho. BOOK OF ECHOES was engineered and co-producer by Jeffery Mcnulty. Artwork by Natalie Foss.

PRE-ORDER HERE

 

 

OCTOBER 13, 2016

ART INSTALLATION, ADVANCE COPIES OF 'BOOK OF ECHOES' AT THE TWILIGHT GALLERY 

Before new music video 'The Roses Courgae' hits the digital world,  it will be part of an art installation with jeweler The Small Beast, from October 13- November 10. The Small Beasts 'Prophecy' necklace is featured in the video. And the installation is part of group show, 'Hex and The Monstrous Feminine.' 'HEX and The Monstrous Feminine' examines the mystical and occult tools available in contemporary art and adornment. From where do we divine this power? What shields us? Featuring artwork by The Hoodwitch, Jordan Christianson – Seattle
Melinda Lee Holm – LA, Kook Teflon – Seattle and many other inspiring artists.

Advanced copies of 'Book of Echoes' will also be available at the Twilight Gallery on cassettes and with an exclusive digital download. Official release date set for February 2017 on Flat Field Records. This is a very limited run.

 

OCTOBER 3, 2016

INTERVIEW IN TOM TOM MAGAZINE

A TOM TOM MAGAZINE & FEMALE : PRESSURE SHOWCASE / BENEFIT FOR SKATE LIKE A GIRL  article by Miro Justad.

A TOM TOM MAGAZINE & FEMALE : PRESSURE SHOWCASE / BENEFIT FOR SKATE LIKE A GIRL

article by Miro Justad.

 

TOM TOM-As a Female Pressure artist yourself, what kinds of connections have you gained from the database that other emerging artists might find enriching and useful? Can you tell us how you joined the database? 

Kelli- I had been searching for a like minded artistic group and found out about Female:Pressure through a Fact Magazine article. I contacted them, they interviewed me and discovered we were a good match, so I joined. Female:Pressure has a wide definition for electronic music and for artists like myself, who use a wide range of instruments (Autoharp to Pattern Beat making), sometimes genres can feel pretty segregated. So Female:Pressure is great for any artist dedicated to their craft and  who has an electronic aspect to their music. It’s a powerful resource for sharing technical information about gear, shows and other music business. It’s also a been a pretty amazing way to meet other artists. For example- Last October, I played the first NYC Female:Pressure showcase co-presented by Tom Tom Magazine and Discwoman, curated by Female:Pressure member Leah King. Through this one show I connected with so many incredible people that I will be going back to perform in Brooklyn this September for the third time. 

TOM TOM- The teaser for your new album “Book of Echoes” shows strong symbolism like crescent moons, shades of purple/blue, candles, flowers, and female skate boarders. How are these symbols important to this project and to yourself?

Kelli- I want to express strength and courage using feminine symbols. Not just being ‘pretty’ but vulnerable and fierce. The crescent moon is a symbol of mystery, intuition and femininity.For the promo video, jeweler, The Small Beast lent me her ‘Prophecy’ moon necklaces which are rough hammered silver. They represent a raw strength to me and I find the fearlessness of skateboarders inspiring. I am also grateful to my friend and artist Allyce Andrew whose unique eye helps me to bring these visuals to life. Stylist Isabela Garcia also lent her dreamy sensibilities. 

TOM TOM-Tell us about what it is like to create a concept album :

Kelli- Creating Book of Echoes has been the most challenging and empowering body of work I have ever created. Technically, it was the first time I wrote all the beats by myself using electronic apps, live percussionists and hours in the studio manipulating sounds with engineer Jeffery Mcnulty. I also wrote each song in the key (according to the lore) of the Arc angel. For example- song, The Roses Courage is connected to the Arc angel Michael and is written in the key of G. Personally, the songs are chapters to a two year time span which tells the story of 7 healing lessons: losing my cat of 12 years, letting go of old friendships, being taken advantage of professionally. Lessons on learning on how to be strong in moments of vulnerability. 

TOM TOM-For people who have not had the pleasure of seeing you live, what sort of set up do you have on stage?

Kelli - My set up is a combination of Autoharp, hand percussion, floor tom, effects pedals, iPad, lace fabrics and an old sewing machine table. And a live violinist. I try to create an atmosphere that you can disappear into through your eyes and ears.

TOM TOM- How did you initially hear of Skate Like A Girl and what has been your involvement with female skate boarders?

Kelli -I first heard about Skate Like A Girl through Youngstown Cultural Arts Center director David Bestock. He introduce me to Nancy Chang who use to be the director of Skate Like a Girl and she helped me to find skaters for my music video, The Roses Courage. 

TOM TOM- The benefit show will be special not only because you will be coming home from tour, but also because you will be premiering a music video for us all! Can you give us a sneak peak of what to expect from the song/video?

Kelli- The Promo Video for Book of Echoes, use visual samples from the up coming video, The Roses Courage. Take a peak..

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j01MLApMtVE

 

NEWS SEPTEMBER 1,2016

PROMO VIDEO FOR NEW RELEASE, BOOK OF ECHOES

Book of Echoes promo video by artist Allyce Andrews is a music and visual sampler. Giving a taste of the stories and videos to come. Featuring skate boarders from organization, Skate Like A Girl and filmed at the legendary, now defunct female owned strip club, The Lusty Lady. The is a story told in 7 songs, about 7 Arc angels and 7 healing lessons.

NEWS AUGUST 18, 2016

HOLLOW EARTH RADIO LIVE BROADCAST!

Yonic Boom is an all female identifying group radio show aired on Hollow Earth Radio. Yonic Boom will be broadcasting live on Oct.6 at the GNAR BABES SHOW at The Sunset, Seattle. An evening curated by Tom Tom Magazine and Female:Pressure to benefit for Skate Like A Girl. I will be performing and premiering her first single/music video 'The Roses Courage' at the event.

NEWS AUGUST 16, 2016

Tour dates are up. More shows to be added

September 9- Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Fest, Secret Show RSVP only, click HERE, Brooklyn, NY

September 11- Gulu Gulu Cafe, Salem, MA

September 12- (early evening) In studio performance on Dirty Douglas Show on WUML Radio Lowell, MA

September 12-September 12- WEMF RAdio present, PA Lounge, Somerville, MA 

September 13- UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell, MA

September 14- Radio Bean, Burlington, VT

September 15- The Midway Way Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA

October 3- Interview on Yonic Boom Show, Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, WA

October 6- Female:Pressure and Tom Tom Magazine Showcase/Benefit for Skate Like a Girl, The Sunset, Seattle, WA

October 14-15- TBA, Boise, ID

November 5- Alternative Library, Bellingham, WA

 

NEWS JULY 28, 2016

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIER AND GNAR BABES SHOW ANNOUNCED

This is a very special show, October 6 at The Sunset Tavern, Seattle. It is the video premier for the first single, The Roses Courage, off new release, Book of Echoes. The video was filmed by artist Allyce Andrew (who did Lonely, Samba Style) with styling help by Isabela Garcia and features female skate boarders. And as a rep for Female:Pressure, I co-curated this benefit with Miro from Tom Tom Magazine and Kristen from Skate Like a Girl.

NEWS JULY 15

ON AIR IN EUROPE AND RUSSIA

DJ/Artist Ksenia Kamikaza from the Intelligent Beats Radio Show has put track, Swan Initiative, in rotation. The Intelligent Beats Show can be heard in Riga, Latvia and over 40 cities in Russia.

 

NEWS JUNE 26, 2016

BROOKLYN WILDLIFE SUMMER FESTIVAL

I have been invited to play Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival September 3-10. Specific performance details: date, venue and time TBA.

 

NEWS JUNE 11,2016

ALBUM ARTWORK ANNOUNCED FOR UP COMING RELEASE, BOOK OF ECHOES

Norwegian illustrator, Natalie Foss was commissioned to draw a portrait of me for up coming release, Book of Echoes. Natalies work has been featured in Juztapose Magazine, a cover of The Handmaids Tale for Penquin Books and galleries worldwide.

 

 

NEWS APRIL 22, 2016

NEW TRACK ON #SHOUTYOURABORTION MIX TAPE

New unreleased track, Rafeal, featured on ‪#‎shoutyourabortion‬ mix tape, Rafeal features Jayson Kochan on bass (Midday Veil, Airport). The mixtape features many great artists on it: Lilac, The Shivas, Acapulco Lips to name a few. Curated by SS Emerald and Ben Redder, released on Sands Vacation Records. Available in Seattle at Everyday Music and Spin Cycle.

NEWS, March 15,2016

First East Coast Tour!

April 15- Brooklyn Wildlife presents Sir Kn8 release show, Muchmore's, Brooklyn, NY

April 16- Brooklyn Music Video Festival presented by Brooklyn Wildlife and 95 Lens. Event sponsored by The Fader, 255 McKibbin Lofts, Brooklyn, NY

April 20- L'Escalier, Montréal QC

 

 

NEWS, February 14,2016

Benefit Show and Mixtape Release #SHOUTYOURABORTION

Benefit show for #shoutyourabortion and mixtape cassette release on March 4 at the Black Lodge and Victory Lounge in Seattle. There will be advanced copies for sale, released by Sands Vacation and BRAT Records. I have a new track on it called 'Rafeal' with artist Lilac, Airport, Scott Yoder, The Shivas and many other talented artists.

NEWS, OCTOBER 10, 2015

Kelli Frances Corrado Invited To Play First NYC FEMALE:PRESSURE Showcase  

On October 23, international electronic music and artist collective Female:Pressure host their first show in NYC curated by artist and Female:Pressure member Leah King. This event is co-presented by Discwoman and Tom Tom Magazine.

NEWS, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2015

Performing at Gatas Y Vatas Festival

Gatas y Vatas is an all-ages music festival for female solo artists to push their own boundaries and those of their audience. The festival began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2010. This year, it’s hitting the road and heading to The VERA Project in Seattle. There is also a mix tape available, proceeds benefit the festival which is DIY and volunteer run. This is a new version of track, Chimney Sweep Vs The King.

 

 

NEWS, AUGUST 7,2015

ONE HOUR LIVE, RECORDED SESSION FOR FEMALE:PRESSURE ON FRISSION RADIO, BERLIN

An hour live session recorded at Kelli Frances studio for Female:Pressure on Frission Radio (Berlin), featuring new unreleased tracks, with violinist Caitlin Olive, engineered by Jeffery Mcnulty and guest drummer Derek Terran (Wind Burial).


 

NEWS, July 7,2015 

STACKEDD MAGAZINE PREMIERS NEW MUSIC VIDEO & INTERVIEW

If David Lynch is considering new contenders to serve as chanteuse for the Twin Peaks reboot, Seattle’s own Kelli Frances Corrado should be high on that list. Her spooky, off-kilter blend of  Northwest ethereal charm and  melodic, other-worldly, quirkiness  were recently captured in Kelli’s new video for ‘Lonely, Samba Style’ directed by STACKEDD Alum Allyce Andrew. You can check KFC out live a tthe Highline on July 8 with the all -lady bill of Spectacular Spectular and Full Moon Radio before she heads into the studio for the rest of the summer.  Kelli recently took the time to play “Top Five” with STACKEDD – clueing us in on her loves, dream collaborators and the makings of her signature sound.

 

Who are your Top Five most influential artists, musical or otherwise?

KFC: Portishead, Anais Nin, Edith Piaf, Folklore and fairy tales writers, and St.Teresa

 

If you could dinner with any 5 musicians living or dead who would it be?

KFC:  Left Eye (TLC), JDilla, Ella Fitzgerald, St. Teresa, and Leonard Bernstein

 

What are your Top Five show moments (as a musician or an audience member)?

KFC:  Musician:

Performing live and being filmed for Lartsenic Blog in Marseille. It was outside of Norte-Dame de la Garde, a 13th century Byzantine Church on top of a mountain facing the ocean. One of my band mates was crying throughout our whole set because of the beauty.

The first time my dad saw me perform. It was at the Vera project a couple of years ago. Very spiritual, right around the time, I started having out of body experiences on stage during singing.

Audience member:

Cocorosie -The first time I saw CocoRosie which was 5 years ago, I left in the middle of their set and stood outside, overwhelmed and completely schooled by their musical and visual presentation.

Koko Taylor- I saw her when I 15 years old at the Chicago Blues fest. She was wearing a silver sequined dress, gold grill, barefoot and sang her heart out.

Statice- going to see one of my songwriting students perform at the Langston Hughes monthly open mic. It was her first time, beautiful and courageous.

 

What are your Top Five most musically inspiring places in Seattle?

KFC: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, The Frye, The Hideout (Bar) Hollow Earth Radio, My bed/ dream-life

 

If you could collaborate with any five women in Seattle who would they be and why?

KFC: Thee Satisfaction + Caitlin Olive (Violin) + Adrienne Davies (drummer for Earth) = my dream Seattle 12″ inch. I thought long and hard about this question because the last time I answered a question like this it came to pass. I think of making music like making a quilt, pulling in different textures and piecing them together for one creation/song. Growing up in Chicago gave me a solid base of hip hop but my spirit is somewhere at a doom Renaissance festival. So I would choose this orchestra. AND if Alicia Amiri ever wanted to manage an artist…

By Ma'Chell Duma LaVassar @stackeddmag · On July 7, 2015

 

NEWS, JUNE 5,2015

IN STUDIO RECORDING NEW RELEASE

I am back in the studio writing and recording her next release, with producer/engineer Jeffery Mcnulty and a new slew of musicians; Caitlin Olive on violin, Adrienne Davies from the band EARTH (photo below) on percussion, Derek Terran from Wind Burial on drums and Jayson Kochan from Airport and Midday Veil on bass. 

NEWS, JANUARY 20, 2015

Feature in Feminist Blog, "The Girls Are..."

“Kelli Frances Corrado might look like she should be in Alisha’s Attic (or maybe that’s just wishful thinking from someone as hopelessly infatuated with 90s girl-pop nostalgia as me), but the Seattle songwriter’s sound is entirely her own.

Following former lives as a tap dancer and army wife, as well as a four-year history of vocal and guitar duties with ambient noisesters Arkade, Kelli’s solo efforts feature soundscapes recorded in an assortment of weird and wonderful places, including a sea plane port, church, boat house and warehouse with six-second reverb. And although she’s still relatively unknown in the UK, lately many an influential music biz type have been giving her rave reviews, from the owners of Fat Cat and Light in the Attic Records to the almighty Ruth Barnes from The Other Woman.

Produced by Brian Deck (a chap of many talents who has worked with Modest Mouse and Iron & Wine), Kelli’s latest track The Swan Initiative has that scratchy lo-fi evocative edge that reminds me of comedowns on grey afternoons, soundtracked by bootleg cassettes with their liquorice spaghetti insides stretched and distorted from being played too many times.

Coupling bittersweet, ethereal vocals with grandiose violins and cellos, underscored by a sinister metronome of pulsing drums, the finished tracks are dark, atmospheric and enchanting, reminiscent of The Howling BellsBat for Lashes or Black Box Recorder. Deliciously seductive, Kelli’s songs get into your head and under your skin, like an obsessive teenage crush. Keep a close watch on this one, because I’m sure she’ll be stellar before long.”

 

Jane Bradley