Kelly Jones Returns To The Time Machine (...and this time she's kissing Santa on Christmas Eve)
Singer-songwriter Kelly Jones returned to The Time Machine to share her latest song. The Time Machine Crew were honored to present the world broadcast debut of Kelly's first Christmas single "Kissing Santa On Christmas Eve". After three albums and an EP, this single couldn't have come at a better time of the year, as the radio staff and crew have been waiting patiently for Kelly to express herself musically. Four years ago, The Time Machine expressed an interest in Kelly recording a Christmas song, now the wait is over. She delivered a song so catchy with lyrics that we can't stop singing out loud that we know that this song will be played every Christmas on the FM dial on Maui for years to come. In addition to her lovely vocals, Kelly is also playing glockenspiel along with Eric Summer on strings, Scott Seiver on drums and Mike Viola playing bass, keyboards and guitars. In addition to Mike producing the holiday single, he also collaborated with Tim Adams for the motion picture soundtrack to "That's What She Said" starring Alia Shawkat, Marcia DeBonis and Anne Heche. The film was written by Kellie Overbey and directed by actress Carrie Preston from HBO's "True Blood". Kelly Jones collaborated with Mike Viola on two songs. In addition to those two songs, there are also performances by Inara George, Rachael Yamagata, Tracy Bonham, Nicole Atkins, Sarah Cronin, Jess Furman and Wendy Wang.
Kelly had released an EP titled "Melon" with Mike Viola as a duo and before that Mike had produced and arranged her third album titled "SheBANG!". Adam Schlesinger from Ivy and Fountains Of Wayne also co-wrote a song with Kelly for the album. Along with her original songs and a batch of songs written with Mike Viola, "SheBANG!" received heavy airplay here on the Maui airwaves for over four years. The album clocks in at just under 28 minutes and all ten songs are fantastic. Four years ago, a review on The Time Machine website stated that the album was "So catchy and melodic, as if early eighties Marshall Crenshaw and The Bangles decided to work together, might give you an idea of what this album full of pop gems sounds like." The album "SheBANG!" can be found at CD Baby and became one of our most played albums on the air that year joining releases from Rachael Yamagata, The Pretenders, She & Him, Rick Springfield and Randy Newman.