ADAM KELLY Biography
Professional Disc Jockey & Master of Ceremonies (18 years Experience)
Since 1996, Adam Kelly has been moving dance floors in Australia alongside marquee names such as Faithless, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo, Derrick Carter, Groove Armada, Carl Cox, Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Infusion, Dave Seaman, James Zabiela, Junkie XL, Crazy P, Green Velvet... the list goes on. This list is more impressive by virtue of its diversity. Uncommonly flexible, Adam drops anything from his infamous moist house and slow jams to sex a crowd, or peak time monsters to rock the crowd, cutting and scratching his way through acappellas and effects.
His chameleon like ability to play music, regardless of its media tag, has kept him busy with repeat performances for major Australian tours such as Summadayze, Future Music Festival, Ministry of Sound, Godskitchen, Renaissance, Gatecrasher, Sunshine People, Two Tribes and Good Vibrations. In addition, his long standing residencies and regular guest at Perth's most successful bars and clubs over the years include DCs, O2, The Church, Scallywags, The Globe (now Capital), Metro City, Sapphire, Geisha, Double Lucky and currently at Tiger Lils since 2005.
While an experienced promoter and event manager, it’s clear he’s more about music than marketing. "Some people go to work, but I came to play. I came to connect. And you can only do that when everyone feels welcome. So check the ego, the problems, the phone, the camera and all your bull$hit at the door. On the floor - it’s just you and me. And and if we get it right, we wont know the difference."
first made a name for myself across House, Progressive, Breaks and Techno and have won Perth Dance Music Awards (PDMA) for Best House DJ (twice) and Best Progressive Trance DJ.
My 9 year residency at Tiger Lils where I play every Friday for 5 hours each week has meant I am now known for playing "the classics” right across the board, all genres and eras, including current and old school R&B, Hip Hop, Soul & Disco and House.