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Keyboards; Samples and Effects; Backing Vocals; Programming
Joined Marillion 28 November 1981
Born 9 April 1961, Dublin, Ireland
Roland RD-800 Stage Piano / Controller
Korg Karma Synthesizer
Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer Module
Novation 61SL Controller Keyboard
Nord Electro 4D
Mac Pro running Mainstage
Extensive VST instruments including
Modartt Pianoteq 5
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2
G-Force M-Tron Pro & Minimonsta
Steinberg Halion 5
Korg Wavestation & M1
Uhe Dive & Zebra 2
Q-Logic MIDI Metro (aka "Mr. Blinky")
RME Fireface UC Audio interface
MOTU Midi Express 128
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.