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Artist - Proteins of Magic
Living between Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Nashville, Tennessee, Kelly Sherrod is a multi- faceted artist working across both audio and visual formats. She writes, produces and performs her music, creates visual worlds from claymation to digital art. Through her work she blurs the boundaries between innovative alt-pop and contemporary art music, bringing into existence a world that is uniquely her own.
"I consider her in that lineage of female musicians with a completely unique voice and approach, in the tradition of Nina Simone, Nico, Patti Smith, Björk, etc. She is the real deal.” - Shayne Carter 2022
Kelly made her debut into the NZ music scene fronting Punches with James Duncan (2003-09) and playing bass with Dimmer’s Shayne Carter (2007-09), which also included touring America with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Kelly played bass for Oscar &
Grammy winner Ryan Bingham for both of his 2013 European and American Tours which included performances on Jay Leno and Good Morning America.
Proteins of Magic has had four songs debut on NZ Alternative radio charts, and her self released debut album was a finalist for the 2022 Taite Music Prize / Auckland Live Independent Debut Award.
Her live show has also been well received across Aotearoa, with Proteins of Magic playing the support act for the 8 date 2022 National NZ Dimmer Tour, which was followed by her
first headlining 8 date NZ tour in October 22, culminating with a show at The Others Way Festival.
2022 saw Proteins of Magic come into her own, with her single 'Lethal' being placed as Number 1 in the SRN Top 10, and number 2 on the bFM Top 10. She played live sessions on RNZ and Radioactive, and was on the cover of New Zealand Herald’s Canvas Magazine.
Now Proteins of Magic is back in the woods in Nashville recording her next EP.