On these first records I recorded and co-wrote with various wonderful musicians such as: JESSE VALENZUELA (Gin Blossoms), MARSHALL CRENSHAW, DON DIXON, MARTI JONES, RACHEL HADEN (That Dog), BILL DEMAIN & AMY RIGBY.
My songs have been featured on a few compilation and collection albums including: Yuletunes, Shoe Fetish: A Tribute to Shoes & Bob Harris Presents: Vol 5. (A complete list of my covers and co-writes, as well as Film and television uses, is posted below).
In 2010 I decided to shed my astroPuppees moniker and recorded TWIST under my own name, Kelley Ryan. Co-produced with Don Dixon (who also played bass), Marti Jones assisting on vocals and Jim Brock with his magical percussion, it seemed a more personal..less poppy…more grown up record. I enlisted the talent of yet another wonderful musician friend of mine, Van Dyke Parks, to arrange strings on two of the tracks. While I love all the early astroPuppees records, TWIST seemed to take a large step into another musical realm for me.
I followed that up, in late 2012, with my latest effort, COCKTAILS. It’s a logical extension to TWIST using Dixon and Jones and Brock again for support. Major beautiful support.
I am featured on two tribute records coming out later this year. One being Beyond Belief: A Tribute to Elvis Costello, and the other, The Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter Vol. 1.
I split my time between my studios in Cork, Ireland and Palm Springs, California writing and recording like a mad-woman. Currently I am writing songs and working on production ideas, for Marti Jones next musical project, YOUR NOT THE BOSSA ME, a bossa-nova flavored record of original tunes.
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