California, United States
Power Pop / Rock
When your family history is deeply rooted in the entertainment industry, it’s no wonder you find yourself emerging early mornings from the studio after laying tracks for CD’s by artists, Kiss, Tom Jones and Vinnie Vincent among others. For him, there’s no escaping it. He is deep to the core, singing, playing guitar, bass, percussion and producing, with influences ranging from the Beatles, Rush and Todd Rundgren to Smashing Pumpkins and Earth Wind &Fire, across the spectrum to Outkast, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Manson.
Born in Manhattan, Keli first hit Los Angeles as a preteen. As he had done in NYC, he garnered auditions and roles in film, commercials and television shows.
“As a kid, I was unsure of what I wanted to do, act or play music. All I knew was that no matter what, it would involve performing on stage. When time allowed, I made it out to the night clubs and concert halls. The first band I saw was Kiss, then Motley Crue, I just flipped. I knew this was the career I wanted”.
At 18 he cut his teeth alongside such artists as Guns N Roses, Poison and L.A. Guns. Being a multiple instrumentalist didn’t hurt either. Numerous city performances, featured guitarist with legendary country artist ‘David Allen Coe’ in Hawaii, sharing the stage with heavy metal icon ‘Lemmy Kilmister’ and ‘Motorhead’, touring some Asian countries, all have culminated to enable him in the development of a unique sound in his recordings and live performances.
Under the guidance of award wining songwriter - producer Howard Rice, Keli co-produced his first CD. He discovered that being on the producing end was equally as rewarding and just as much fun. Keli continues to push the envelope with his cutting edge solo performances, one of which included performing as a guest guitarist at The Roxy, in tribute to the Godfather of soul…James Brown...
Some of Keli’s production work includes:
‘One 2 Many Images’ Female group with a different edge on the hip-hop sound
‘Justyce Marie’ Single:“Sit Down and Talk To Me” Eleven year old pop artist
‘Kanios Monica’ EP: “Kanios Monica” pop / dance artist
Single: “Control Freak” featured in the ‘Vince Neil DVD,“Rocktails”and single “Shine” included on compilation CD (TVT RECORDS).
Most recently working as a co-producer with well known Los Angeles artist:
‘Revlon Red’ on their soon to be released CD: ‘Something Old, New, Borrowed and Crued’
“A Raven Christmas” (Seasonal feature on several radio stations)
“Girl Trouble” (1993); “Keli Raven” ‘4’ (2005);
Full length CD titled: "Keli Raven” includes single and video “BAD BOYZ 4 LIFE”, Co-written with and features ‘LEMMY KILMISTER ’of (Motorhead)
The latest full length CD: ‘In Fantasy’ released: January 2009
For performances Keli has put together an awesome band……
Whether you watch, dance or just listen… Keli Raven is an artist definitely in the mix and ready for the world.
Entertainment Plus Productions / EP Records, USA
310 319 5330…..Santa Monica, California