The Boxcar Kelly Band
The Boxcar Kelly Band are an exciting country band that never seems to stop evolving. Formally known as Boxcar Kelly and the Railroaders the name change came about as many agent felt that it signified they only did the older traditional country where as is real life their range covers a vast spectrum. The band is fronted and created by Kelly Cobbett who has been singing since the age of eight even appearing on the Saturday Superstore Search For A Star programme. She was given the nick name Boxcar Kelly when she auditioned for a rock 'n' roll group who thought she had an amazing voice for country, This has stuck with her and hence the name of the band. Starting out on the UK country music circuit 7 years ago the 6 piece Boxcar Kelly Band has gone from strength to strength and is now classed as one of the strongest and most popular bands. Their line up consists of Kelly Cobbett: on lead vocals. Stuart Dempsey Robbins: on Lead guitar /Drums / lead vocals . Stuart has been on the circuit since the young age of 17 playing with a large number bands before he turned professional at 21 With ‘The Bob McKinlay Band’ he toured throughout the UK & Europe, backing international artists. He was nominated for ‘North Country Music – Guitarist of the Year’. Adam Glear: on pedal steel and Lead vocals. Again Adam has been playing the country music circuit since he was 16 years old. His father influenced him heavily in country music and taught him how to play steel. Adam has been lucky to play with a lot of past and present bands and acts on the circuit. Bob Pearce is on drums with his wealth of knowledge and history on the circuit. Bob again has been lucky enough to work with lots of bands on the UK circuit and was the drummer for the wonderful American country singer Heather Myles when she came over to tour. Clive Grant: also plays lead and lead vocals with the band and again has had great success on the music circuit. Bands, duos and trios Clive had done it all. He had great success with the duo Harris and grant and also as the bass player in the Henry smith for around 7 yrs. Clive now enjoys being a dep as he can move around and play with everyone and anyone he wants. Chris Robbins: on bass Chris was new to country when he started with the band 7 years ago. He has been in music since his teens and samples all times of genre. The most active and happy bass player on the circuit. Michael Cobbett: on rhythm guitar. Michael is the other half of Kelly's duo Roots and Wings and also her loving husband that follows her around the circuit. Strong rhythm guitarist and sound man which holds the band together nicely. This 6 piece band they have an extensive playlist to cover all types of events. Full line dance and partner dance events, old to new style country and everything in between. Kelly, gifted with a strong authentic American country voice at the helm effortlessly makes this band special. They look forward to entertaining you at Towerfest 2018.