About Me

Kelley B. – vocals, trumpet and keyboards  

A sexy chick playin’ a mean horn and singin’ too?  That’s Kelley B., a native of Agawam, Massachusetts and a graduate of Berklee College of Music Boston, MA. While at Berklee she met a student from Barbados and attended a performance of his where she won a round-trip ticket to the small Caribbean island.  After falling in love with reggae and soca music she returned to Boston to start her own band, Hot Like Fire and built a lengthy and successful career in Caribbean music.

Kelley has spent considerable time playing on the island of Trinidad and has toured the Caribbean with renown soca bands such as Atlantik, Machel Montano’s Xtatik and Spektakula calypso tent. After 25 exciting years and 4 CDs in Boston with her band Hot Like Fire, she recently moved to Florida and is touring with Miami’s top reggae band Inna Sense. In May 2016 she just recorded with Morgan Heritage. Big tings a gwan!

Kelley B. is an exciting and hot performer and keeps the audience calling for more. Just wait ’till you see her blow dat horn.


Click here to view our 20th Anniv documentary film and you will see more about Kelley B and 25 years of Hot Like Fire.  It’s amazing.


Awards and Nominations







- 2014 Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Hot Like Fire


-Winner of TWO 2013 NE Urban Music Awards for Best Caribbean Band and Best Caribbean CD ‘Forward’!

-Winner of 2011 NE Urban Music Award for Best Caribbean Band

-2009 Celebrating 20 years of reggae music. Hot Like Fire’s 20th anniversary

-Winners of 4 Garrison Awards 2008 Lifetime Acheivement Awards

-Nominated for 2007 Urban Music Award, Boston, MA

-2006 The single “Hot Like Fire Tonight” from their CD “Reggae Around the World” was voted #1 on WERS 88.9FM Top 6 at 6:00 for 10 consecutive weeks.

-Three-time nominee: Outstanding World Music Act Boston Music Awards

-Hot Like Fire was honored to perform Bob Marley’s “Get up Stand up” with The Alvin Ailey Dancers for the 2003 Reebok Human Rights Award ceremony at Boston’s Shubert Theatre.

-2000 Boston Caribbean Music Awards winner of: CD of the Year, Best Producer & Best Male Vocalist

-Nominated for Band of the Year 2000

-Received The International World Music Award for Reggae Ambassador 2000