Proteins of Magic
Living between Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland and Nashville, Tennessee, Kelly Sherrod is a multi- faceted artist working across both audio and visual formats. She writes, produces and performs her music, creating visual worlds from claymation to digital art. Her live solo performances with synth, triggered samples, and looped flute/vocals blur the boundaries between innovative alt-pop and contemporary art music,bringing into existence a world that is uniquely her own.
Kelly made her debut into the New Zealand music scene fronting Punches with James Duncan (2003-09) and playing bass with Dimmer’s Shayne Carter (2007-09), which also included touring America with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Kelly played bass for Oscar & Grammy winner Ryan Bingham for both of his 2013 European and American tours.
Proteins of Magic has had four songs debut on NZ Alternative radio charts, and her self released debut album was a finalist for the 2022 Taite Music Prize / Auckland Live Independent Debut Award
“I consider her in that lineage of female musicians with a completely unique voice and approach, in the tradition of Nina Simone, Nico, Patti Smith, Björk, etc. She is the real deal.” – Shayne Carter 2022