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Keyboards; Samples and Effects; Backing Vocals; Programming
Joined Marillion 28 November 1981
Born 9 April 1961, Dublin, Ireland
Korg Karma Synthesizer
Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer Module
Roland A-90 Stage Piano / Controller
Evolution MK449C Controller Keyboard
Custom-built PC running Brainspawn Forte VST live performance software
Extensive VST instruments including:
Steinberg Halion 3
Native Instruments B4
Native Instruments Electrik Piano
Native Instruments FM7
Yamaha O1V Mixing Desk
Q-Logic MIDI Metro (aka "Mr. Blinky")
Emagic AMT8 MIDI Interface
M-Audio Delta 1010 Audio Interface
OTHER RECENT EQUIPMENT
Oberheim MC3000 Controller Keyboard
Roland JP-8000 Synthesizer
Roland VK-7 Organ
Akai S6000 Sampler
Marillion use "Ultimate Ears" in-ear speaker technology for live monitoring.
The second offering from DeeExpus, featuring Mark Kelly on keyboards.
The album hinges around the 26 minute epic, "King of Number 33" detailing the journey of a local figure of folklore from Singer Tony Wright's childhood.
Produced by the Bands writer, guitarist and keyboard player Andy Ditchfield, the album features John Dawson on Bass Guitar, Henry Rogers on Drums and Mark Kelly joining Andy on Keyboards.
Apart from his work with Marillion Mark has a keen interest in seeing that artists get a fair deal from record companies and tech companies such as Google and Spotify.
He is a member of The Featured Artists Coalition, an artist rights and lobbying organisation and is also an elected director of PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd), a company that collects and distributes performance royalties.
In 2011 Mark played keyboards on the DeeExpus album King of Number 33
In 2005 Mark did a brief spell playing keyboards with Travis at a number of summer festivals.
In 1988 Mark played keybaords as part of the Midge Ure All Stars at Wembley stadium for Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday gig.
Before joining Marillion in 1981, Mark played keyboards for London-based band Chemical Alice, who released the EP Curiouser and Curiouser in 1980.
Mark is currently working on a solo album and expects to release it sometime in 2016.