“Been in pain for so long, I can't even say what hurts anymore...”Afraid of Sunlight
27 August 2016
Status // Touring
Keyboards; Samples and Effects; Backing Vocals; Programming

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

Nord Electro 4D
Korg Karma Synthesizer
Roland JP-8080 Synthesizer Module
Roland A-90 MIDI Controller
Novation SL MkII 49 & SL MK II 61

Mac Pro running Mainstage 3

Virtual instruments including:
Modartt Pinaoteq 5
Spectrasonics Atmosphere 2
G Media MiniMonsta and M=Tron Pro
U-he Zebra 2 and Diva
AAS Lounge Lizard
Camel Audio Alchemy
Korg Wavestation & M1 VSTs
Native Instruments Absynth 5, FM8 & Massive
Steinberg Halion 5

MOTU Express 128 Midi interface
RME Fireface UC audio interface

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.
Apart from his work with Marillion Mark has a keen interest in seeing that artists get a fair deal from record companies and tech companies such as Google and Spotify. He is a member of The Featured Artists Coalition, an artist rights and lobbying organisation and is also an elected director of PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd), a company that collects and distributes performance royalties.

In 2011 Mark played keyboards on the DeeExpus album King of Number 33


In 2005 Mark did a brief spell playing keyboards with Travis at a number of summer festivals.


In 1988 Mark played keybaords as part of the Midge Ure All Stars at wembly stadium for Nelson Mandela’s 70th Birthday gig.


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

Mark is currently working on a solo album and expects to release it sometime in 2016.