Two songs from Tomorrow’s Daydream, the new solo piano album by composer Brian Kelly, have received nominations in the 2018 Indie Music Channel Awards for Best Instrumental Song: “Daffodil Hill” and “Dancing with the Moon”.
TOMORROW’S DAYDREAM, the new solo piano album by composer Brian Kelly, has just won two Silver Medals in the 2018 Global Music Awards: one for Album, the other for Instrumental Performance Solo! Many thanks to Gary Mankin (engineer of 5 Grammy-nominated albums) for mixing and mastering my 4th album.
Tomorrow’s Daydream may now be pre-ordered on iTunes, Amazon, and BandCamp. The album will be available on all major streaming services (Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, etc.) when it officially releases on March 16, 2018.
BUTTERFLY RAPTURE, the solo piano album by composer Brian Kelly, has been nominated for Best Solo Piano Album in the 2018 Enlightened Piano Radio Awards. Brian will perform selected compositions from the album at the Berlin Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Hall (Kammermusiksaal) on October 3, 2018.
I will be a judge on the nominating panel for the 16th annual Independent Music Awards. This month I will be listening to about 70 instrumental music tracks (in my area of expertise). The nominees will be determined and announced in early February.
I am excited and honored to receive a nomination from the 2017 Just Plain Folks Music Awards for “Piano Escapade” in the Best Solo Piano Song category!
Wow! The 2016 USA Songwriting Competition awarded me First Prize in the Instrumental category for “Piano Escapade,” the opening track on Butterfly Rapture!! Congrats to the other First Prize Winners! http://www.songwriting.net/winners
Cam Nacson (Dance/Electronica)
Jared Rabin (Folk)
TrEv LuKaThEr (Rock/Alternative)
Frank Raknes Schonberg (Lyrics Only)
Marlowe Stone (Children)
Jesse Blaze Snider & Freddy Scott (Novelty/Comedy)
Pinnacle TheHustler (Hip-Hop/Rap)
Paulina Aguirre (Latin)
Tiffany Smith (R&B)
Lisa Hilton (Jazz)
Terry Fator (Gospel/Inspirational)
Benjamin Furman Music (World)
Tim Gates, Brad Hull & Will Nance (Country)
Jerad Finck , David Hodges & Steven Solomon (Pop).
Just found out that my solo piano piece, Piano Escapade, from Butterfly Rapture is a Finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition for Best Instrumental Song. Winners will be announced on 11/22/16. https://songwriting.net/winners
Thrilled to see my album, Butterfly Rapture, is on the Official 59th Grammy® Awards First-Round Ballot for consideration! Nominees will be announced on Dec. 6, 2016. It’s been a pleasure participating in the voting process this year and listening to the exceptional artistry of my friends and colleagues whose music is also on the ballot. Best of luck to all!
I’m excited to learn that the title track from Butterfly Rapture has been nominated Best New Age Song in the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards! IMAs will be announced from the stage at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on November 12, 2016. (The album is also on the Grammy® ballot this year for Best New Age Album.)
My solo piano album, Butterfly Rapture, has been officially submitted for consideration in the 59th Grammy® Awards. My fingers are crossed – unless playing, of course ;)
I’m surprised and grateful to learn that my solo piano album Butterfly Rapture received two Silver Medals from Global Music Awards: one for Album, and one for Composition/Composer of “Butterfly Rapture” (the title track).
Great news! Piano Escapade, the opening track from my Butterfly Rapture album, has been nominated for a 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA)!
- Another Time, Another Place – Robin Spielberg, PA, USA
- Butterfly Rapture – Brian Kelly, CA, USA
- My Beloved – Michael Dulin, AL, USA
- Shine – Michael Logozar, TX, USA
- Between Shadow and Light – Neil Patton, OR, USA
- The Sunflower Waltz – Anne Trenning, NC, USA
- Love – Peter Kater, CA, USA
The winner will be announced January 26, 2016.
Brian Kelly’s “Pools of Light” album has been named among “Kathy’s Top 40 Favorite CDs for the Decade.”
These are listed in alphabetical order by the artists’ last names.
The 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Album Winners have been announced. I’m excited and honored to learn that my album, Afterplay, came in 2nd place in the “Best Instrumental Jazz Album” category. The winners are listed here: http://www.jpfolks.com/09albumwinners.html
Afterplay, the latest album by Brian Kelly, has been nominated for “Best Instrumental Jazz Album 2009” in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. “Celtic Fire” (track #8 on the album) has been nominated for “Best Instrumental Jazz Song 2009”.
“Angels Breathing”, track #8 from the Brian Kelly / Pools of Light CD, has been awarded “Track of The Week in Electronica” on garageband.com the week of December 8, 2008.
“Angels Breathing”, track #8 from my Pools of Light CD, was “Track of the Week” in Ambient on garageband.com the week of October 27, 2008.