spiderkelly is an RVA-based band that plays the songs you love.

We play the songs you grew up with, the songs that shaped you.

We play the songs you sing at the top of your lungs when nobody's watching.

We play the songs that move you. 

We came together for a love of music and playing live. All of us have full-time lives. We don't "need" to play clubs and private events. We play shows because each of us has a deep love for great music, especially live music. 

Each of us are long-time musicians and artists. That's why when we play Coldplay, it sounds like Coldplay. That's why when we play Led Zeppelin, Jane's voice can hits the top floor of Robert Plant's wailing. And when we play songs from artists like Beastie Boys, Beck and Stevie Nicks, our audiences feel like they're spending time with their favorite mixtape. 

Our fan base generously supports the clubs and halls we play. We take great care to ensure our private event sponsors get their money's worth from booking us. 

spiderkelly lineup

jane.jpg

Jane, vocals, percussion

 

russ_sm.jpg

Russ, vocals, keyboards

adam solo.jpg

Adam, vocals, guitar

gordon.jpg

Gordon, vocals, bass

sm_drums.jpg

Stephen, drums

we play

  • Clubs
  • Corporate Events
  • Private parties
  • Weddings

sample setlist

“Stop Draggin’ My Heart ‘Round” (Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty)
“Taper Jean Girl” (Kings of Leon)
“Until the End of the World” (U2)
“The Ocean” (Led Zeppelin)
“Where It’s At” (Beck)
“Rearviewmirror” (Pearl Jam)
“Stupid Girl” (Garbage)
“Never Tear us Apart” (INXS)
“Hurts Like Heaven” (Coldplay)
“Always on the Run” (Lenny Kravitz)
“Unglued” (Stone Temple Pilots)
“Last Goodbye” (Jeff Buckley)

fees

  • Starting at $500

about the name

Spider Kelly is a character that appears in the first paragraph of Ernest Hemingway's novel, The Sun Also Rises. Hemingway likely referred to the real Spider Kelly, (Tommy "Spider" Kelly), who was a world champion bantamweight boxer between 1890 and 1892.

 

Interested in booking us for your next event? Drop us a line at spiderkellyrva@gmail.com.