About KELI RAVEN
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, guitar guest 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, together with producing and writing for other artists of different genres.
Some of his production work includes:
‘One 2 Many Images’ A 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
Keli also has his single: “Put Your handz on me” featured in the ‘Vince Neil DVD, “Rocktails”; and the single “Shine” included on compilation CD (TVT RECORDS).
“A Raven Christmas” (Seasonal feature on several radio stations)
“Girl Trouble” (1993)
“Keli Raven” ‘4’ (2005)
“Keli Raven” (2007)
The latest full length CD simply titled: “Keli Raven” includes …
single and video “BAD BOYZ 4 LIFE”…..
This single was co-written with and features: ‘LEMMY KILMISTER’ (of Motorhead fame)
Talent, experience and the desire to make quality unforgettable music is….. Keli Raven…..
For performances Keli has put together an awesome band…….
Keli on Guitar & vocals & Monica Kanios Raven, an exceptional Flautist, backed up by a ‘slamin’ bassist and a defiant drummer…
Whether you watch, dance or just listen…
You WILL enjoy their exciting full filled professional performances….time after time…..
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