Tim Fik -- 2018 recipient
"Keeping the Blues Alive" Award
2016 CD "Outta the Blues"
on Alpha Sun Records
#1 on RMR Electric Blues chart for 6 weeks in July & August, 2016; #4 RMR Electric Blues album for 2016; reached #1 on Blues411.com.
IBC Semi-Finalists 2015
IBC Semi-Finalists 2016
Performance Schedule 2018
Alpha Sun Records
Inspired by classic blues & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues-rock genre. Two-time IBC Semi-Finalists and #1 RMR Electric Blues charting artists. Check out their new release "Bone Rattler" (2017), available on CDbaby.com, i-Tunes, Amazon.com, and hear the band's music at www.REVERBNATION.com/BridgetKellyBand
Photo credit: Gary Eckhart
July 3 House of Blues, Chicago, IL
July 4 Flatted 5th at Potters Mill, Bellevue, IA
July 6 Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago, IL
July 13 Darwin's, Atlanta, GA
July 21 The Brickhouse, Corning, NY
July 22 Widewaters Concert Series, Lockport, NY
July 27 Betsy Paisley's Backyard Concert, Atlantic City, NJ
July 28 Infinity Hall, Hartford, Connecticut
July 31 Live Radio Show WRIP w/Sonny Rock, Windham, NY
Aug 3 Free Fridays Concert @ Bo Diddley Plaza, Gainesville, FL
Sept 1 Nickle Plate District Blues Festival, Fishers, IN
w / Robert Cray
Sept 23 Bridget BIRTHDAY BLUEZAPALOOZA at High Dive,
Gainesville, FL (w/Betty Fox, GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND)
Sept 28 Two Brothers Hoodoo Lounge, Port Charlotte, FL
Oct 5 Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL
Oct 6 Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, FL
Oct 13 The Little Bar, Goodland, FL
Oct 14 Celebration Point (Outdoor Stage), Gainesville, FL
Oct 20 Planet Festival,Windy Acres Fest., Fruitland Park, FL
Nov 3 Pat Ramsey Benefit Concert, Bradfordville Blues Club,
Nov 10 Dunedin Wines the Blues Festival, Dunedin, FL
Nov 11 Shark Bar & Grill, Ft. Myers, FL
Nov 12 Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL
Nov 30 Bradenton Blues Festival Appetizer by Mojoe
Productions; Bradenton, FL
Dec 1 Downtown Arts Festival Concert, Gainesville, FL
Dec 7 Private Party, Venice, FL
Dec 9 Tim's BIRTHDAY BLUES BASH, High Dive, Gainesville, FL
with Mark Telesca, Danielle Nicole, and Anthony Gomes
March 16 Blues Bash, Seratoma Youth Ranch, Dade City FL
April 21 Rockin' River Walk Festival, Stuart, FL
June 22 Northwoods Blues Festival, Chippewa Falls, WI
June 23 Muddy Waters, Precott, WI
Sept 15 Bridgey's Bluezapalooza!! TBA
Sept 22 Earl's Hideaway,Sebastian, FL
"Bone Rattler"#1 charting RMR "Electric Blues" Album (July-Dec 2017)
6 months at #1
New addition to the BKB:
Tim Mulberry on Drums!
Photo credits: Gary Eckhart
Top-10 charting album June through August (2018)
RMR "Blues Rock" chart
Bridget Kelly Band..."Blues Warrior"
on Alpha Sun Records
ALPHA SUN RECORDS
BRIDGET KELLY BAND/Blues Warrior (2018) CD reviews:
Bridget Kelly Band/Blues Warrior. "In which we find the kick ass blues rockers turning it up yet again and adding political/protest content to the mix. Having come a long way in a relatively short time, this crew is topping everything they come in contact with and taking it all to a new level of the game this time around. Tearing it up with a message? There’s just no limit for this crew as they keep doing it right. Hot stuff." May 26, 2018 Chris Spector, Midwest Record (Lake Zurich, IL)
The Bridget Kelly Band’s Blues Warrior Tackles Blues Oriented Subject Matter...
Some folks may not be used to the blues being about the blues. This album harnesses power from several places. Difficult subject matter. Incredible emotional guitar playing. Heartfelt, soul stirring vocals. Straight forward no-nonsense production. I actually like this music more than the stuff on “Bone Rattler” which is saying something. The mature songwriting only adds more fuel to this smoldering fire which is slowly becoming an inferno. Blues Warrior is a game changing , shape shifting, cliche busting album that is sure to bring more attention to this extremely talented band." The Real Music Observer (David Spuria) May 11, 2018
Bridget Kelly Band, "Blues Warrior". The Bridget Kelly Band is another group we simply cannot get enough of. Their fifth album for Alpha Sun Records in the last six years is entitled “Blues Warrior,” and that they are, indeed, continuing to spread the word of the blues from their home base in Florida to fans all over the globe. Bridget’s got a voice to die for, sultry, soulful, and sexy, (often all at the same time!), while Tim Fik is the consummate guitar-meister, with influences as varied as B. B., Jimi, and Dickie Betts, and everyone in between. He also serves as the set’s producer. They were Semi-Finalists in both the 2015 and 2016 IBC’s, and, this year, Tim collared a prestigious KBA, a lifetime achievement award given to those who have dedicated their lives and careers in Keeping The Blues Alive and preserving and promoting its heritage. The Bridget Kelly Band has used the music of “Blues Warrior” to empower all who suffer from any of the plights that plague modern society to take every step possible to stand up and fight back. An excellent blues album under any circumstances, this one is made even more appealing by the band’s philanthropic outlook of “giving back” to their fans and the blues community who knows of someone suffering in silence. Thank you, guys–we love you!
Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society, May 27th, 2018.
Bridget Kelly Band "Blues Warrior". Bridget Kelly and Tim Fik hit the mark with this one. ...This album is everything a contemporary blues album should be. What more can anyone ask for than power, passion and soul...and these can be found in abundance. If contemporary blues is your bag, chances are that this album will be a perfect fit. - Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue May 2018
Bridget Kelly Band – Blues Warrior (Alpha Sun): "Singer/songwriter Bridget Kelly offers her fifth release as a blues rock diva with a message. She is accompanied by hard blues rocker Tim Fik (guitar), who brings a fistful of blues rock flash that matches both her attitude and message. The duo also wrote all of the songs on this disc. Kelly’s talk/shout style makes certain that her message gets to listeners, heightening her performance. This includes messages from”Stolen” (human trafficking); “No Good Man Blues” (domestic violence) and “Snow Fall” (drug abuse). Rotating members of the rhythm section are Mark Armbrecht and Mike Hamm (trading off on bass); Alex Klausner, Michael Barady and Christine Alexander (trading off on drums) with Chris Alexander adding keys on three cuts and “Little Mike” Markowitz blowing harp on one song. This lady is most certainly a Blues warrior – heavy sounds and messages that matter." WTJU, Dave Rogers, June 5, 2018; New Blues and Soul News.