The birth of the soul music revival—galvanized by Lee Fields and the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley since the early 2000s—offered a potent dose of authenticity to an industry watered down by fabricated pop stars. These artists poured their hearts out on stage and on records, and audiences responded in kind. But what the movement has been missing thus far is an auteur that writes, records, performs and produces his own material. Enter Kelly Finnigan–a soulful singer/songwriter known for his work with the funk and soul group Monophonics.
Kelly’s music is raw and gritty, tender and emotive, lush and symphonic all at once, and he has emerged as a singular voice missing from soul music.