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MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY is back!

After the spectacular appetizers “Beautiful Madness” and “Throwback” conquered the international charts, here comes Michael Patrick Kelly’s fifth Studio Album B•O•A•T•S - for “Based On A True Story”.

15 songs, all based on true stories and real life experiences. For example; the inmate who becomes an icon painter in his prison cell and learns to re- paint his life in a new light (“Icon”). A song inspired by one of the most striking encounters for Michael Patrick Kelly, who already sang for inmates behind bars on several occasions. The blind runner and Paralympic gold medalist hauling his collapsed guide as he runs to the finish line, aided only by the shouts from the audience in the Stadium (“Running Blind”). Little 5-year-old Michael Patrick nicking flowers for his mother's grave from neighboring graves. Decades later, he brings a pickup truck full of bouquets to the robbed neighbor's graves, moving a Spanish village to tears (“Mother's Day”).

Or “Blurry Eyes”, an epic love song for all those who need to hear that they are loved just the way they are. And "Home" comes as a hymnal testament to the hope of an eternal home after the final curtain of our time here on earth.

Michael Patrick Kelly's distinctive 4-octave voice, his gifted songwriting, his skills as a full- blooded musician and producer - but also his life experience as a child star, teeny crush, monk, husband, and rock star having returned to the big stages - enable him to bust out songs that go all-in in terms of courage, comfort and hope, without ever coming off naïve.

Be it in cinematic like ballads, or full throttle Springsteen-like booming rock, be it in pop with reggae flavor or handmade indie folk, an iconic 60's Beatles sound or modern urban beats: Musically speaking, B•O•A•T•S pushes all genre boundaries.

And all throughout the album's various soundscapes and moods, his exceptional voice runs through it all like a tireless river, taking us into the glooming dawn of a world only we can make better: “Come on let's right some wrongs!” as he sings in the title song.

What Michael Patrick Kelly has created with B•O•A•T•S, is exactly what we needed. Humankind has become quite weary of itself. People can be terrible, yes, but that's only one part of the truth, only one half of all songs. Who sings the others?

In these unsettling times, Michael Patrick Kelly writes songs that bring humanity back into our ears and hearts. He shows that there is greatness in people. And that we can find it, if we’re willing to see it.

It wouldn't be a Michael Patrick Kelly album if it wasn't captivatingly good music, and it also wouldn't be one, if it didn't lead you to believe that humankind is not only this planet’s downfall, but also its greatest hope.

Biography:

Irish-American singer and hit-writer Michael Patrick Kelly was born into a family band called “The Kelly family”. As a teenager he was catapulted into stardom, becoming the crush of a whole generation. At 18 he had already written world hits such as „An Angel“ and “Fell in love with an alien”, sold over 20 Million albums, played stadium tours, shared the stage with Pavarotti and performed at the legendary "Michael Jackson & Friends“ concert.

He then took a break of six years, living in silence as a monk in a monastery in France before returning to the music business with an even bigger solo career than before.

His last solo album “iD“ spent 70 weeks in the charts with radio hits such as “iD“ and “Roundabouts“ and reached Platinum status. 500,000 visitors attended the respective tour.

The charismatic musician is a natural on stage as well as on television, participating as a coach on “The Voice of Germany” and hosting the popular TV Show “Sing my Song”.

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MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY is back!

After the spectacular appetizers “Beautiful Madness” and “Throwback” conquered the international charts, here comes Michael Patrick Kelly’s fifth Studio Album B•O•A•T•S - for “Based On A True Story”.

15 songs, all based on true stories and real life experiences. For example; the inmate who becomes an icon painter in his prison cell and learns to re- paint his life in a new light (“Icon”). A song inspired by one of the most striking encounters for Michael Patrick Kelly, who already sang for inmates behind bars on several occasions. The blind runner and Paralympic gold medalist hauling his collapsed guide as he runs to the finish line, aided only by the shouts from the audience in the Stadium (“Running Blind”). Little 5-year-old Michael Patrick nicking flowers for his mother's grave from neighboring graves. Decades later, he brings a pickup truck full of bouquets to the robbed neighbor's graves, moving a Spanish village to tears (“Mother's Day”).

Or “Blurry Eyes”, an epic love song for all those who need to hear that they are loved just the way they are. And "Home" comes as a hymnal testament to the hope of an eternal home after the final curtain of our time here on earth.

Michael Patrick Kelly's distinctive 4-octave voice, his gifted songwriting, his skills as a full- blooded musician and producer - but also his life experience as a child star, teeny crush, monk, husband, and rock star having returned to the big stages - enable him to bust out songs that go all-in in terms of courage, comfort and hope, without ever coming off naïve.

Be it in cinematic like ballads, or full throttle Springsteen-like booming rock, be it in pop with reggae flavor or handmade indie folk, an iconic 60's Beatles sound or modern urban beats: Musically speaking, B•O•A•T•S pushes all genre boundaries.

And all throughout the album's various soundscapes and moods, his exceptional voice runs through it all like a tireless river, taking us into the glooming dawn of a world only we can make better: “Come on let's right some wrongs!” as he sings in the title song.

What Michael Patrick Kelly has created with B•O•A•T•S, is exactly what we needed. Humankind has become quite weary of itself. People can be terrible, yes, but that's only one part of the truth, only one half of all songs. Who sings the others?

In these unsettling times, Michael Patrick Kelly writes songs that bring humanity back into our ears and hearts. He shows that there is greatness in people. And that we can find it, if we’re willing to see it.

It wouldn't be a Michael Patrick Kelly album if it wasn't captivatingly good music, and it also wouldn't be one, if it didn't lead you to believe that humankind is not only this planet’s downfall, but also its greatest hope.

MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY - BLURRY EYES

After the atmospheric smash hits “Beautiful Madness” and “Throwback” conquered the charts
internationally, Michael Patrick Kelly’s new single BLURRY EYES is the perfect soundtrack to get in
the mood for the coldest and darkest season of the year. A piano ballad of epic power that our
emotions can hardly escape. It only takes a few chords on the piano, and he has got them: his
listeners’ hearts.

With his unmistakable four-octave voice, Michael Patrick Kelly brings the massive sounds of a
cinematic, dreamy pop anthem to life – fragile and strong at the same time. His vocal performance
oozes the thoroughbred musician’s entire artistic soul, as authentic and haunting as rarely before.
This is Michael Patrick Kelly at his best – with a single that starts as an intimate indie-folk song and
builds with down-to-earth beats, reminiscent of the symphonic bandwidth of a movie soundtrack.

BLURRY EYES doesn’t just settle for the next best smooth operator among many emotional ballads.
It may be the song’s message that captures us right at hearing it for the first time. “We all know
those ‘blurry eyes moments’, tears that often can’t be cried but make it hard to see clearly,” Kelly
says. “Everyone knows the blurry view when feeling overwhelmed, unloved, unwanted; as if not
being enough,” describes the charismatic songwriter.

His response is a musical embrace: BLURRY EYES is Michael Patrick Kelly’s love song for the vast
army of those who haven’t yet believed anyone who told them that they are loved just the way they
are. This encouragement hits home amid topicssuch as body shaming, cyberbullying, cancel culture,
and increasing loneliness caused by social distancing.

MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY - „THROWBACK” 

Release: 11th June 2021

Michael Patrick Kelly follows his European smash hit “Beautiful Madness” (over 100 Million Streams, #1 Charts in several countries) with his new hit-single “THROWBACK” 

„THROWBACK” is like hearing two playlists in one song. It combines the sound of the 70’s with the urban feel of the 2020’s. 

Michael Patrick Kelly delivers 2:30 minutes of exceptional genre crossing, unifying decades and people of all generations to celebrate the best moments in life. With Michael Patrick Kelly’s unmistakable 4-octave-voice and his signature positive vibe, “THROWBACK“ is bound to become a real 2021 hit record. 

Michael Patrick Kelly:

“One of the things I do to keep my mood up in these times is the daily practice of gratitude. Being thankful is energizing and I wanted that spirit to be in this song. 

I wrote ‘Throwback’ to look back at the good times in life, and in particular, a very special night when I was the last one on the dance floor until 6am, dancing to a playlist from the 70’s”. 

Biography:

Irish-American singer and hit-writer Michael Patrick Kelly was born into a family band called “The Kelly family”. As a teenager he was catapulted into stardom, becoming the crush of a whole generation. At 18 he had already written world hits such as „An Angel“ and “Fell in love with an alien”, sold over 20 Million albums, played stadium tours, shared the stage with Pavarotti and performed at the legendary "Michael Jackson & Friends“ concert. 

He then took a break of six years, living in silence as a monk in a monastery in France before returning to the music business with an even bigger solo career than before.

His last solo album “iD“ spent 70 weeks in the charts with radio hits such as “iD“ and “Roundabouts“ and reached Platinum status. 500,000 visitors attended the respective tour. 

The charismatic musician is a natural on stage as well as on television, participating as a coach on “The Voice of Germany” and hosting the popular TV Show “Sing my Song”.

MICHAEL PATRICK KELLY “Beautiful Madness” - Der Sommerhit des Jahres

VÖ: 01.05.2020

Drei Minuten Sonne für die Ohren – die neue Single „BEAUTIFUL MADNESS“ von Michael Patrick Kelly ist der perfekte Soundtrack zur Einstimmung auf die sonnenreichste Zeit des Jahres, eine luftig-bouncige Pop-Hymne mit leichtem Reggae Flavour! Den Machern von „Sing meinen Song“ (VOX) gefiel „BEAUTIFUL MADNESS“ so gut, dass sie den neuen Hit von Michael Patrick Kelly zum Titelsong der siebten Staffel der TV-Show kürten.

„Viele meiner Songs haben sehr tiefgründige Themen und ich wollte gerade jetzt in dieser außergewöhnlich schweren Zeit einen positiven Song rausbringen, der die Leute einfach happy macht“, sagt Michael Patrick Kelly. Auch einen Sinn für Selbstironie zeigt der charismatische Musiker im Video zu seiner neuen Single: durch herzerwärmende Spaßmomente, zum Beispiel mit einem Hängebauchschwein, Feuerspucken oder ausgelassenem Tanz im Regen.

Eine Message – wenn auch humorvoll verpackt – hat „BEAUTIFUL MADNESS“ dennoch, sonst wäre es wohl kein Michael Patrick Kelly Song. „Beautiful Madness beschreibt das Gefühl, wenn plötzlich alles auf den Kopf gestellt wird und man nicht anders kann, als sich im Vertrauen darauf einzulassen“, sagt Michael Patrick Kelly. „Das betrifft nicht nur Liebe, sondern auch andere unvorhersehbare und verrückte Dinge, die Dich zuerst aus der Bahn werfen, rückblickend aber oft das Beste in Dir hervorbringen.“

Michael Patrick Kelly hat sich in seinem bisherigen Leben viel getraut. Seit seiner Rückkehr ins Musikbusiness nach jahrelanger Auszeit im Kloster ist er als Solokünstler erfolgreicher denn je. Sein Album „iD“ hielt sich siebzig Wochen in den Charts und klettert Richtung Doppelplatin. Mit Radiohits wie „iD“, „Roundabouts“ und „Et Voila“ zählt der Songwriter und Producer mit der unverkennbaren 4-Oktavenstimme zu den etabliertesten Künstlern des Landes. Seine „iD-Live“ Tournee erreichte knapp 500.000 Konzertbesucher. Auch aus dem Fernsehen ist er nicht mehr wegzudenken: er war als Coach bei „The Voice of Germany“ zu sehen und in diesem Jahr bestreitet er bereits die dritte Runde in der beliebten Musikshow „Sing meinen Song“. Als Gastgeber der siebten Staffel lädt Michael Patrick Kelly sechs Künstler nach Südafrika ein: Max Giesinger, Nico Santos, Ilse DeLange, Motrip, Jan Plewka und Lea. Beim Tauschkonzert wird er seine Single „BEAUTIFUL MADNESS“, die am 1. Mai erscheint, erstmals live performen.





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