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The Bristol Kids

The Bristol Kids are James and Keri Walsh. James had been in bands until 2002. His last band before meeting Keri called The Posh Slags. James said they were actually pretty good and had some label interest but they broke up. James tried working with computers and doing story boards for film makers. He wanted to be an animation designer and along came Keri, a beautiful, young beach bunny and she captured his heart. He played guitar and you know how women love a man who can play. They say this teasingly but Keri “insisted” he pursue music with her and James was powerless. Thus was born The Bristol Kids Band.

James was raised near Toronto, Canada and Keri is from Syracuse, NY. Their ancestry is from The British Isles and Ireland. They felt that they were star crossed lovers and destined to be with each other. Both had been involved with music from young ages and music was in their blood. When they got married they started studying all kinds of music from both America and The British Isles. They also studied Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Oasis,  Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchel, Neil Young, Murray McGlauphlin, Rush, April Wine and Debbie Harry.

They are truly collaborative artists. Keri Takes James’s lyrics and tunes, then makes melodies to mach using the piano. Keri says all the needs musically is singing to make her happy. When she was young she sang and danced everywhere she went. She loves working with James and he encourages her to develop her musical talents on multiple Instruments. They spend their days writing, working in the studio and laughing. Their genres are mostly Pop Rock and Country Rock

Keri has a soft heart. Seeing people homeless on the streets makes her wish more people would stop. James, being British-Canadian is concerned about universal health care. They give 10% of their income to charity but not any specific charity. They are very spontaneous when it comes to giving.

I had a short conversation with them and they are every bit as happy and generous as they sound. Their music reflects that love and generosity. I have enjoyed talking with James and Keri as we had technical issues on my end and we have done a lot of short sessions figuring it out. I can guarantee that if they come to Atlanta I will be there to cover them live and if you go see them you will love them as much as I do.