“Goose-bumps that don't fade away, They can't remain...”Trap the Spark
26 July 2014
Status // Rehearsing/ Writing
MARK KELLY, INFORMATION & SOLO PROJECTS
MARK KELLY
Keyboards; Samples and Effects; Backing Vocals; Programming

Joined Marillion 28 November 1981
Born 9 April 1961, Dublin, Ireland

EQUIPMENT
Korg Karma Synthesizer

Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer Module

Roland A-90 Stage Piano / Controller

Evolution MK449C Controller Keyboard

Custom-built PC running Brainspawn Forte VST live performance software

Extensive VST instruments including:
Spectrasonics Atmosphere

Arturia Minimoog

Steinberg Halion 3

Native Instruments B4

Native Instruments Electrik Piano

Native Instruments FM7

Yamaha O1V Mixing Desk

Q-Logic MIDI Metro (aka "Mr. Blinky")

Emagic AMT8 MIDI Interface

M-Audio Delta 1010 Audio Interface

OTHER RECENT EQUIPMENT
Oberheim MC3000 Controller Keyboard

Roland JP-8000 Synthesizer

Roland VK-7 Organ

Akai S6000 Sampler

Marillion use "Ultimate Ears" in-ear speaker technology for live monitoring.

Most Recent Solo Release
'King of Number 33' The second offering from DeeExpus, featuring Mark Kelly on keyboards. The album hinges around the 26 minute epic, "King of Number 33" detailing the journey of a local figure of folklore from Singer Tony Wright's childhood.

Produced by the Bands writer, guitarist and keyboard player Andy Ditchfield, the album features John Dawson on Bass Guitar, Henry Rogers on Drums and Mark Kelly joining Andy on Keyboards.
Biography
Most recently, you may have noticed Mark moonlighting as keyboard player for the band Travis during their 2005 summer festivals.

Before joining Marillion in 1981, Mark played keyboards for London-based band Chemical Alice, who released the EP Curiouser and Curiouser in 1980.

As to rumours of a Mark Kelly solo project... nothing in the pipeline at the moment folks!