Father & Son songwriting team

The Kelly Line is a father/son songwriting duo made up of Mike (Dad) and Ben (son). Mike takes the lead with the lyrics while Ben focusses more on the music and is the primary performer.

The Kelly Line began life a few years ago when Ben was telling Mike how he was getting bored of playing covers, and wished writing lyrics wasn't so hard. It was an off the cuff remark but by the end of the day Mike had come back with some lyrics that quickly became our first two songs. Since then The Kelly Line has not looked back and many a night has been spent with guitar, notebook, and beer in hand. Song writing with your Dad might not be everyone’s idea of rock ‘n’ roll but, not only do we have fun, our conflicting and complimentary tastes mean there’s always something interesting in the music. By day we are father and son; by night we are songwriting partners!

Ben is joined onstage by a full backing band helping to further bring these songs to life with drums, bass, and guitar.

Friday:Bar Stage