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“I do a lot of production and as it turns out, I work with a lot of women singers in the studio,” he said. “Kelly was very open and hardworking. She was agreeable to suggestions and ways to develop the material and we became really close in the process. Then I put the band back together about a year ago.”
The band, which also features Dave Ramos (bass) and Chris Arduser (drums), released its debut CD, “Death of Stars,” in January.
“At this point, I write the songs and I bring them to the group,” Lovely said. “This is my project and everyone has agreed to that so we sort of follow my vision. Kelly is perfectly fine with me presenting the songs to her because she digs them and it’s a good arrangement. Writing for another singer hasn’t really changed the way I write. I just have to be aware of Kelly’s vocal range.
“I had to do a little bit of study on my part with her recordings and then working with her,” Lovely added. “I’ve learned where she is comfortable, what her sweet spot is and what’s too high and what’s too low. We’re planning on writing more. We’ve got one in the works we haven’t finished so it’s pretty open. There are no rules.”
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WANT TO GO?
Who: The Flying Underground with Me & Mountains
Where: Blind Bob's, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton
When: 10 p.m. Friday, March 17
More info: 937-938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com