I don't know how many cover versions Ringo Starr has had of his songs, but here is a cover of "Don't Pass Me By" by Kelly's Heels as a tribute and present for his birthday on 7 July. We've grabbed a bit of one of Paul's for the fade ...
Kelly's Heels is a London-based band, whose special brand of guitar-crazed pop has caught the imagination of a loyal band of fans worldwide.
Kelly's Heels have been keeping busy, and Bob has been working on a variety of "guest" projects, including recording new incidental and theme music for upcoming TV comedy drama, as well as playing some UK festivals (including Glastonbury) with the wonderful Bruise, playing with Edward Ball and The Times, with Chris Wilson of the Flamin Groovies, with mod/pop band Rinaldi Sings and with Northern Soul band, Hi-Fi Sneakers.
While you're waiting for the next gig, you can satisfy your insatiable need for guitar, handclaps and tambourine, with the fantastic latest album, Playing Into Your Hands, out now!
What They Say ...
“The melody of the ‘60s injected with the mayhem of the ‘70s” - Gary Pig Gold
“An artist at once incurably romantic and incurably neurotic ... Musically, Kelly strikes me in many ways as a British version of the Rooks’ Michael Mazzarella, but with a voice and songwriting sensibility more reminiscent of Glenn Tilbrook. Boasts some first-rate influences - Beatles, early Costello and Lowe ... but what is especially impressive is his attention to songcraft.” Dawn Eden
"Majestically moving melodies and ludicrously strong vocals " Melody Maker
"Bob Kelly's basic mission is to squeeze as much as possible into the two-and-a half minute audio-space ..... and he does it wonderfully ...non-stop-hooks that makes you hit the repeat button again and again ... gorgeous melodies and super-catchy choruses" - POPISM
"Kelly`s Heels is doing some of the finest, most consistently listenable, Fab Four-inspired, power pop on the planet. " - NOT LAME
"Urgent guitars, sticky-sharp hooks and harmonies to die (or kill) for ... Kelly's quite the tunesmith, penning and singing memorable numbers like "Someone, Somewhere" (a bloody classic, this one), "Tell Me When It's Over" and "Should've Seen Her." No ballads to be found here, kids, just high-energy, killer pop toons. Remember: it's not retro, it's timeless. " Goldmine Magazine, Three Chord Brag review
“Starting off with a juicy chunk of Beatlesesque, sticks-to-the roof-of-your-mouth jangle, Kelly's Heels lights a real fire under the bum of informed Brit pop. Like an injection of pure energy, these folk have captured a kinetic momentum that saturates all five senses. Absolutely glorious pop writing. “ - CD Baby