From: United States
May 5th, 2009 - Bennington, KS - Nestled in the plains of Central Kansas Husband-Wife Pop-Rock Duo NEELY, Jeremy and Kaci Neely, emerge with grit and energy that integrate the regions eclectic musical sound scape into an array of hooky lyrics with tight, spine chilling harmonies coupled with a hard hitting backline of musicians, lead guitarist Ryan McClintock, bassist Robert Finnell, and drummer Kenny Schneider that leaves many a crowd screaming for more.
The vast musical influences of Jeremy and Kaci came to fruition on their 2008 digital EP, The Zod Archives, released October 21st, 2008. Produced by Zodlounge (Tom Michael, Todd Shay, and Brett Vargason), The Zod Archives encompasses the gritty music of Nickleback, the high-energy vocals of Daughtry, and the potent lyrical wizardry of Lifehouse to create a energetic yet soul-searching offering of Pop-Rock songs that has set the stage for their much anticipated 2009 debut album, Everything I AM.
The roots of what is now NEELY began decades ago in the small towns of Cosby, MO and Bennington, KS where both Jeremy and Kaci would record hours of radio broadcasts on cassette tape and pour over the content, honing writing and vocal skills that seeming providence would set on a collision course. The two were married May 5th, 1996, yet it wasn't until the summer of 2000 that they began to explore the extraordinary musical harmony that was fused together. Constantly pursuing excellence in their craft and traveling under other banners, Jeremy and Kaci began to exhibit a quality in their music that began to turn heads in the Central United States.
Nearly a decade later, after boiling down to 10 songs pleasing to their ear, Jeremy and Kaci made several journeys to Nashville, TN to work with Zodlounge to sculpt out their life's work. With a fusion of creative minds in one room the producers at Zodlounge pulled a musical life and style out of NEELY that many have recognized but that Jeremy and Kaci were reluctant to grasp. Vast musical resources gathered from decades of working with premier touring artists have prepared Zodlounge to produce a world-class record in which they are proud to have their name on as well as present to many of their peers in the music industry.
With a simple yet heartfelt approach to scripting songs Jeremy and Kaci have compiled a set of songs that span an array of emotion. From the anthemic "Everything I Am" to driving guitars and vocals on "In The Middle" to the heartfelt cry of affection that pours out of "You and Me" the relentless onslaught of catchy melodies and well crafted lyrics have captivated listeners all over the world. NEELY has spent nearly a decade crafting and honing their skills to pour into the making of Everything I Am and that same skill, experience, and energy is on display in their live performances.