Kelly – Drums, Vocals

04I was born in southern Nevada and I began playing the drums over 40 years ago. At an early age, I was pushed to take piano lessons but then in the sixth grade I acquired my first snare drum and played percussion in band.  Shortly thereafter my parents bought my first drum set.  From then on I was obsessed with drumming and I would spend as much time as possible playing my drums and dreaming about making music. Along with jamming with friends and eventually forming bands, I studied drums and music theory through high school and College. My enthusiasm for music led me to Southern California and I played in various clubs in the San Diego area, as well as the Del Mar Fair. I was also in one of the original house bands at Sea World for their Summer Nights program.

After my time in southern California, I moved back to Las Vegas and soon began playing with bands in some of the clubs that were here at the time including Paradise Alley, The Main Gate, Club Rock, and Calamity Jane’s to name a few.

Over the years while practicing and performing with others, I had an interest in guitar and along the way I became a pretty good guitar player as well.

I’m enjoying my time now as a member of Burn Unit and I can’t wait until our next gig.

Some of my influences include John Bonham, Neil Peart, Scott Rockenfield, Alan White, Rod Morgenstein, and Alex Van Halen, just to name a few.