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KELLEY B. 

Ms. Hot Like Fire herself. Caribbean groove trumpet.

 

 

BIO

Kelley B.

A sexy chick playin’ a mean horn and singin’ too?  That’s Kelley B.!  A small town girl from Agawam, MA and graduate of Berklee College of Music, Kelley’s dreams of being the first female trumpet player with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers quickly took a turn south. In 1989 during her final year at Berklee College of Music, 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 there, she returned to Boston to start her own band, Hot Like Fire and has been submerged in Caribbean music ever since.

Now with knee length dreadlocks, she 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.  Kelley continues to work on her solo career outside of Hot Like Fire with the release of her new ‘More Trumpet album.

With three HLF Cds now under her belt, Kelley B.’s answer to “Which of your CDs has more trumpet on it?!” ..THIS ONE!  She has finally recorded a fully instrumental trumpet CD just for you entitled, you guessed it… MORE TRUMPET! ! This new recording is a collection of reggae, soca and world flavored groove tunes for your trumpeting pleasure!  Now playing on Pandora radio.

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

Hot Like Fire

A sexy chick playin’ a mean horn, keyboards and singin’ too? That’s Kelley B.! Her band, Hot Like Fire has emerged as the most sought after authentic reggae party band on the East Coast music scene for over 25 years now. They perform current, popular and original reggae and soca music as well as classic favorites.  Kelley B. and Hot Like Fire draw 600+ fans every Sunday during the summer months at Surf Side on Salisbury Beach.

With three HLF Cds now under her belt, Kelley B.’s answer to “Which of your CDs has more trumpet on it?!” ..THIS ONE!  She has finally recorded a fully instrumental trumpet CD just for you entitled, you guessed it… MORE TRUMPET! ! This new recording is a collection of reggae, soca and world flavored groove tunes for your trumpeting pleasure!  Now playing on Pandora radio.

Their latest CD ‘Forward’ has brought Hot Like Fire into the national spotlight and their music videos are very popular on YouTube!  WINNER of four recent NE Urban Music Awards! New England Performer magazine says Hot Like Fire is “energetic, upbeat and highly addictive”.  People are always dancin’ when Hot Like Fire is jammin’. Their popular 2006 CD “Reggae Around the World” is still mashing up the airwaves all over the world on XM Satellite radio “The Joint 101″ and was #1 on WERS fm Boston for ten weeks.  They are also winners of  four Garrison Lifetime Acheivement Awards in 2008 and a three-time nominee for Outstanding World Music Act, Boston Music Awards.

 

MY NEW CD ‘More Trumpet’ 2015

 

MUSIC VIDEO for ‘Fly High’ 2012

 

QUOTES

New England Performer magazine says Hot Like Fire is “energetic, upbeat and highly addictive”.

“Bolduc proves herself to be one of those local artists who make us wish that local artists could afford to put out a box set of their music so we can listen to them all day long and make a project out of savoring all of their various styles and techniques.” -Billy Copeland Music News

“Bolduc has come up with a masterwork of instrumental music to showcase her exquisite skills as a trumpeter. She has wisely selected some standards to share her tastes and showcase her work with new arrangements. Most importantly, her original compositions reveal a truly superb musician in the larger sense of the word. Bolduc is a first rate artist on all levels.” -Billy Copeland Music News

 

 

REVIEWS

More Trumpet review Dec 1, 2015

http://www.billcopelandmusicnews.com/2015/12/kelley-bolduc-proves-an-exceptional-artist-with-more-trumpet/

Review of my 2012 album ‘Forward’
http://www.billcopelandmusicnews.com/2015/08/hot-like-fire-prove-their-worth-with-forward-cd/

 

 

CONTACT

office: 617-740-9999
cell/text: 617-510-4884
email: kelley.bolduc@verizon.net

 

 

WEBSITE

www.hotlikefire.net

 

 

YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/user/hotlikekelley

 

 

FACEBOOK

Kelley B https://www.facebook.com/kelley.bolduc

Hot Like Fire https://www.facebook.com/hot-like-fire-6395842716/

 

 

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