Over the last 15 years Dave Kellan has rocked the country spanning coast to coast. With a devoted fan base in his hometown of Midland, MI, Dave is now perhaps one of the most hardworking live musicians in the Greater New York Area. Since 2000, Dave has released 5 independent full length albums of original material.
The first album was with the band, "Gutbucket". The day the album was released the band was already sharing the Salt River Blues Festival stage with the likes of international blues icons Joe Bonamassa. Gutbucket then was then cutting their teeth by doing demos for RCA for the soul singer Robert Bradley. The second was "Open Up" a self produced demo of Dave playing guitar, bass and singing all the harmonies himself. In 2003 Dave came out with "Truth of the Matter" which showed an intelligent mix of rock, jazz, folk and blues.
Dave won Mid-Michigan Idol from a Citadel/Epic Records contest in 2002 which led to him opening for various national acts such as Uncle Kracker and Bowling for Soup. In 2005, Dave won FOUR review awards(best solo artist, best blues and rock songwriter, blues band deserving wider recognition) at the Review ceremonies in Saginaw, Michigan and in 2006 he won best male vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and instrumentalist. Dave has won 20+ awards from Review. Dave Kellan's fourth CD "Rounder than the Sound" features special guests Larry McCray and platinum selling Verve Pipe drummer Donny Brown. The tracks show an array of Dave Kellan's catchy style.
In Dec 2011, a long awaited album was released with the powerful Michigan rock trio Gutbucket. This has proved to be some of
Dave Kellan's most prolific guitar work to date and "Gutbucket" was getting rave reviews on a global scale. It is now available on itunes and cd.baby.com
Dave's powerful style has now evolved into a soulful mix of rock, blues and jazz/funk that will soon be taking his larger band on the festival circuit in the U.S. and abroad.