Born in Toronto, Canada, Ed studied piano from the age of seven and later performance and arranging at Humber College. After teaching piano from 1994-2003, he was looking for a new challenge: the cruise line industry was calling!
Ed Kelly has been performing for many years on most of the worlds leading cruise lines. Based in Toronto, Canada, Ed enjoys playing every musical style with integrity. His musical influences include The Beatles, Michael Buble, jazz singer Kurt Elling, Billy Joel, Sam Cooke and Harry Connick Jr..
As a singer-pianist, showband pianist and musical director and bandleader of various cruise lines like Princess, Disney and Cunard, Ed has polished setlists by: the Beatles, Billy Joel, Michael Buble, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley, Elton John and country, movie themes and musicals setlists as well.
He also enjoys playing medleys by: The Eagles, The Beach Boys, The Carpenters, Credence Clearwater Revival, John Denver, Lionel Richie, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, The Platters, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Tom Jones, to name a few. Newer artists like Adele or Bruno Mars are a priority for Ed as well.
He loves to play and is very comfortable in all styles of music like:
jazz, pop, broadway-westend, rock, gospel, latin,classical, country or blues.
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