Kellino has an impressive CV including being a long-term member of Janelle Monae’s band but ahead of next year’s album Shattered Rhapsody he is now taking centre stage himself.
With his latest single, ‘Long Gone’, his guitar skills are put firmly on display; from its infectious riff to the frenetically scrawled solo at the end, it swaggers along with the stomp of the drums and the hook of the backing chorus. Kellino has a lifetime of stories to dip into from his career touring with various legends. The album promises much and this latest instalment is funky and fun. In better times, this would be a welcome addition to any bar jukebox.
Written By Matt Nicholson