New Single!

My brand new AA-side single ‘Xtra/Money Money’ is now available here to listen to, share and purchase in advance of it’s general release (May 20th) on iTunes, Amazon and all major online retailers.

The song ‘Xtra’ is taken from my debut album ‘Come To Me’ and ‘Money Money’ is previously unreleased. Both tracks come as radio edits/mixes on the single and the complete track list for the AA-side single include a specially extended club mix of ‘Money Money’.

The single is currently riding high in the official UK Music Week Urban Charts after it entered the chart at number 25 in its first week.

Debut Album – Now Available – 5 Star Reviews!

I am so excited to confirm that my debut album is now released! Called ‘Come To Me’ it’s available Worldwide via Definition Music. It is available at all download stores (iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc) and the CD is available exclusively via my online store. The CD, along with a selection of exclusive bundles are limited edition.

If you purchase a CD from my store, you’ll get an immediate download of the album included in the price and you’ll be able to listen to it before the CD arrives! 🙂

‘Come To Me’ is available now at http://store.kellyerez.com.

5/5 “Brilliant Debut Album” (reviewedonline.co.uk)

9/10 “An Excellent Album” (Streetvoice UK)

4/5 “Kelly Erez is putting the soul back into R&B” (Blues & Soul Magazine)

Watch ‘Come To Me’ Live From Hoxton Hall

This is the forth video being posting from my concert at Hoxton Hall Theatre. It’s for the song ‘Come To Me’ which is taken from my debut EP ‘This Is Me’, the EP is available on iTunes (Worldwide) or from my Facebook Page for FREE. To get my EP for FREE (which includes ‘Letters’) just visit my Facebook site, click the ‘download music from Kelly Erez’ sign and it’s yours! You will need to join my mailing list though 🙂

‘Come To Me’ was written by my sister Natalie Erez and was a featured ‘Track of the Week’ on BBC Radio 1Xtra on release and got pick up across the BBC radio network. It’s one of my favourite tracks and I hope you enjoy it.

Kelly x

Watch ‘Letters’ Live from Hoxton Hall

This is the third video being posting from my concert at Hoxton Hall Theatre. It’s for the song ‘Letters’ which is the lead track from my debut EP ‘This Is Me’, the EP is available on iTunes (Worldwide) or from my Facebook Page for FREE. To get my EP for FREE (which includes ‘Letters’) just visit my Facebook site, click the ‘download music from Kelly Erez’ sign and it’s yours! You will need to join my mailing list though 🙂

Kelly x

Watch ‘Sometimes’ Live From Hoxton Hall

‘Sometimes’ is the second song I have posted online from my Hoxton Hall concert although it was actually the last song I sang in the encore on the night!

The song is written by my sister Natalie and me and we hope you enjoy it!

Kelly x

Watch ‘Not The Girl’ Live From Hoxton Hall


I am so excited to post the first video from my recent Hoxton Hall concert in London. This is the acoustic version of ‘Not The Girl’, a previously unreleased track.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting different tracks from the same concert, which I am sure you will enjoy. The videos are a great recollection of a brilliant night and I look forward to sharing them with you.

Kelly x

Read My Blog from Pledge Music

‘Learning To Sell Or Not To Sell’

Selling music is not easy, in fact it’s fair to say it’s never been harder. With disposable income under pressures that did not exist when I was first discovering music and how important it would be in my life, I spent all my money on music. However, I did not have to compete with thinking about spending money on iPads, TVs, computer games and all the other distractions there are today. Remember ‘Home Taping Is Killing Music?’ That was about as ‘bad’ as music piracy got.

As an emerging independent artist I have learnt 3 things that have changed my perspective on my music. One is that as an artist, I have to know the business; this is after all, the business of music. The second is about the depth of relationships, especially with music fans and it’s the part I love most outside of actually writing, recording and performing. The third is that recorded music has no or little value these days…and yes, that’s alarming!

Much has been written by the doom-mongers about the ‘end of the music business’ but in reality it’s in quite rude health, it’s recorded music that’s taking the body-blows as people choose to spend their hard earned money elsewhere. It may still be on music but a concert ticket might get bought as opposed to an album.

I took a decision to start my career off as an independent, partly out of need and partly as I wanted to ensure I was close to those who were discovering my music in the early days.

‘Starting Out’

Music for me has always been a powerful outlet to express my thoughts, beliefs and attitudes towards various experiences. During my quest to build a successful music career, several attempts have been made by others to encourage me to dress a certain way (often more revealing than I am comfortable with!), write/sing lyrics that I personally feel are inappropriate for me because they are either too provocative or offensive, or make music that is more ‘disposable’ rather than what I like to call ‘evergreen’. The small but absolutely focused team who I am very fortunate to be working with now share my vision, goals and passion for making real music and establishing a great relationship with my fans.

Last year, I uploaded a couple of videos on YouTube of me singing self-penned acoustic tracks in the studio with my sister Natalie (producer and co-writer) playing the keyboard. I received really positive responses from new fans across the globe. At this time there wasn’t an expectation to have a finished product because it was obvious that I was at a stage of introducing my music to the world. Hundreds of messages of support and encouragement came flooding in which I have been incredibly moved by. I personally make regular contact with my fans, not only because I recognise that it’s these fans who can really help make my dream happen, but because I have a genuine love of connecting with people. For me, connecting with my fans is a way of giving something back and creates a more intimate experience of being on this journey together.

‘It’s about Experiences not product’

When I was making plans for my debut EP, my following online was growing at a reasonable rate and I enjoyed interacting with people who discovered my music. Since then and with the EP released, I could not imagine any other way of being.

Let’s be clear. People don’t really buy music anymore. I know that sounds dramatic but it’s not a terrible thing, they just spend differently and you need to keep up to date on the business of music and consumer behaviour (even as an Artist!). The ‘behaviour’ is that people buy into unique experiences rather than ‘product’. If you try to ‘sell’, as an emerging artist you may as well pack up now. In the established-artist world, Radiohead are blazing a trail on frontline of what the ‘new business of music’ looks like.

‘Join Me On My Journey’

My EP, ‘This Is Me’, was funded via PledgeMusic and it’s been an exhilarating experience for me as an artist. Every step of the way, my fans have been involved in my record. From track selection to naming the EP itself…the title ‘This Is Me’ was chosen after I ran a poll on my Facebook page and I have always maintained that this is a record ‘for the people by the people’. My fans not only made it happen but they are helping in the promotional campaign as well as providing feedback on videos and future projects. I use the phrase ‘Join Me On My Journey’ by way of an invitation as this is effectively what I am ‘selling’, the experience of being involved with my music, making a difference, direct interaction and getting exclusive access to experiences that usually money can’t buy.

Bundles are the way forward. If I asked ‘would you like to buy my EP for £4’ I would get a modest response, If I asked ‘would you like to a set of lyrics, handwritten and signed for £30 and my EP comes with it’ I had plenty of takers! Looking at the numbers more than 50% of my sales come from bundles of experiences such as meeting me at a gig, introducing my show, getting handwritten lyrics, signed photos, so-on-and-so-forth. The average selling price for my 5 track EP is £20! My last gig in London sold-out in advance.

To say people do not buy music anymore is incorrect, they just buy it differently. In the new music business, they buy experiences.

‘Get My EP for FREE’

To aide discovery and distribution of my music, for a limited time, I’ve decided to offer my EP for FREE! Since it’s release earlier this year, it has had a lot of critical acclaim and a lot of people of said some very complimentary things about me as an artist, which is very rewarding.
Please visit my Facebook Page to get the EP for free at:

http://www.facebook.com/kellyerezmusic

Maybe at some point in the future, you’d like to buy a Kelly Erez concert ticket ☺ Enjoy the music and please do ‘join me on my journey’…Kelly x

Click here to read the original blog on Pledge Music

Fan Club Tickets SOLD OUT!

The fan club tickets are SOLD OUT for my show on the 17th February in London, thank you so much for your support! There are a few standard tickets left at the Ticketweb Store, click the link to buy. I am really looking forward to the show! Kelly x

Buy Standard tickets here

Watch ‘Is This Love’ (Acoustic Studio Session)

I love this song and from the feedback I’ve had, you do too! It’s a real classic and I hope you enjoy it.

Kelly x

 

Watch ‘Letters’ (Acoustic Studio Session) Video

I’ve had so much amazing feedback on this video! Natalie and I recorded this one Spring day in the studio and it’s been around the world since! My sister Natalie (on the keyboards in this video) and I wrote this song together and it’s not only one of my favourites but yours too according to your feedback. The full studio version is the first track on my new EP (‘This Is Me’) which gets released on 14th February 2011 (Valentine’s Day)

Did you know that Natalie and I write most of our material and she produces it?

%d bloggers like this: