KiddnKelly Gang

Acoustic Alt country/folk, originals, twist of twang. gal/guy with guitars, uke, harmonica and friends Dolly on double bass and Billy on brushes & suitcase

KiddnKelly Gang are a four piece band with 2 guitars, ukulele, double bass and drums (brushes with suitcase).   We perform originals and covers of alt country, folk/pop and blues tunes.

The KiddnKelly Gang are: Glenn "Cisco" Kidd on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Brenda Lee Kelly on guitar, ukelele and vocals, Craig "Billy" Tobin on drums and Anne-Marie "Dolly" Lawton on double bass.  Glen and Brenda are both song writers who write about love gone wrong, old family yarns, places in Queensland as well as the occasional story about that “Little Girl in Mexico or “Kirra Beach Boy Baby”. 

Our live shows blend folk and alt country blues with an Australian Twang that bears to mind “parties under the house with balloons tied to cement posts” or “margaritas on the back verandah” creating an atmosphere where the story paints the picture.


 -- Get to know our sub musos --


First time you ever listened to 4ZZZ?   

Brenda Lee: When they played that song about BAN JOH –wanna play with my BAN JOH  Bjelke Peterson days. Number one on ZZZ that year was Presidents 11 – Summer Vacation

First time you were ever played on 4ZZZ?  

KiddnKelly Gang: Other bands we have been in we have been played  on Z-  but not this band yet – please play us ZZZ–KiddnKelly Gang (Please find attached some MP3's.)

First gig you ever played?

KiddnKelly Gang: Cardigan Bar open mic night.

Funniest on-stage f##k up? 

Brenda Lee: Forgetting to plug my guitar into amp – not realising till song was over –oops

If you could play with one band/muso (dead or alive) in the 4ZZZ carpark who +why?

Brenda Lee: Johnny Cash/Nick Cave/Joe Strummer/Billy Bragg/Gillian Welch

What is the kewlest/ most definitive feature of  your group/ musical project?

Brenda Lee: Are you Kiddn?  We are the new ABBA – 2 guys, 2 gals – you know they weren’t really Swedish – they just said that to make themselves sound sophisticated – they were really Brenda lee, Cisco, Billy and Dolly from the burbs.

If you were to turn out your pockets at the end of a tour, what is the most common thing you would find?

Brenda Lee: Empty Tequila bottles and Empty Nurofen packs.