Nicknamed the ‘Pocket Rocket’ for her stature, passionate and versatile performing, KEL-ANNE BRANDT has been described as a performer with a beautiful voice and dynamic stage presence. Originally from Cessnock in Australia's Hunter Valley Wine Country in New South Wales, Kel-Anne Brandt made her stage debut at the tender age of three and has gone on to perform and entertain fans both nationally and internationally, including being invited to sing for the Aussie Troops and Federal Police in the Solomons in 2007.
Faced with a life threatening condition in 1997, Kel-Anne realised it was time to make a change and make a success from her career. She gave up her day job to follow her dream of being a country music star.
Kel-Anne has braced Australian TV screens with appearances as a commercial and TV actor. She appeared on the programmes ‘All Saints’ and ‘Little Bit of Country’ and she has also performed regularly on ‘Good Morning Australia’ with Bert Newton.
Kel-Anne has recorded one promotional album, three EP’s and two commercial Albums. The first commercial album was produced by legendary American producer John Beland. It included a duet with Brian Cadd and an international hit song ‘Rodeo Eyes’.
Kel-Anne’s single ‘Somewhere Between Love and Leavin’ became a Top 30 hit in 2001. She later went on to enjoy a Top 10 hit on the Australian Country Charts and Top 30 on the Worldwide Mainstream Chart in 2003 with the single ’Rodeo Eyes’.
Kel-Anne has been nominated eleven times for the annual ‘Mo’ Awards for ‘Female Country Performer of the Year’. She has also received several noinations in the A.C.E and T.I.A.R.A Awards.
Kel-Anne’s second album ‘I’m A Big Girl Now’ produced by Roger Corbett showcases her versatility as a singer with a great mix of classic country, contemporary and new co-written songs. The 1st single to be released was ‘Sometimes You Win When You Lose’. It became a top 10 hit in Australia with the video being shown on CMC. The 2nd single ‘Top of My List’ was a duet with Daniel Thompson and became a number one hit on the Hot FM Charts and gained many award nominations.
In 2010 Kel-Anne had two top 10 hit singles on the Hotdisc country chart with ’My Baby Loves Me’ and ‘Sometimes You Win When You Lose’.
In January 2011 at the ‘Tamworth Country Music Festival’ Kel-Anne won the Meet‘n’Greet Fans Choice Award for ‘Most Popular Female Independent Artist’. Then in March she had her third Hotdisc top 10 tit in the UK with “Rockin with the Rhythm of the Rain”.
In October 2011 Kel-Anne’s single ‘My Baby Loves Me’ became a Top 20 Hit on the Australian Country Tracks Top 30 Chart. Then, in November, she won the award for ‘Best Country Rock Song’, with her single ‘My Baby Loves Me’ at the Canberra Country Music Awards.
In 2012 Kel-Anne was honoured to have been nominated for another ACE Award and her tenth Mo’ Award. Kel-Anne achieved her fifth Hotdisc chart hit in October 2012 with ‘Go Away Come Back’.
Now, in 2013, Kel-Anne is honoured to have been nominated for another A.C.E Award alongside Melinda Schneider, Beccy Cole, John Williamson, Troy Cassar–Daly And Adam Brand and her 11th MO’ Award nomination alongside Beccy Cole, Melinda Schneider, McClymonts, Nikki Gillis and Wayne Horsburgh.
At the end of 2013, Kel-Anne released a new EP "One Day At A Time" and a new long-awaited radio single "Grandma". You may not believe it, but, in the last 3 years Kel-Anne has become a grandmother not once but four times over.
Kel-Anne is overflowing with the joy of being a grandmother. Along with all this joy Kel-Anne remembers her grandmothers who have passed away. “Grandmothers are precious and so are grandchildren” says Kel-Anne, about the inspiration behind the beautiful country song ‘Grandma’ which she co-wrote with Roger Corbett