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Mo Kelly

Dublin, Ireland

Breaks, Electro House

Biography

Mo Kelly has been passionate about music since she was a child; she grew up immersed in it.

Both Her parents were serious opera fanatics, her mothers dream being to visit all the great opera houses in the world (she still has a few to go!)

This love and appreciation of music rubbed off on Mo and was the start of a lifelong obsession with music.

Born in Dublin, Mo studied fine art (painting) in college, there she quickly got involved in the lively Dublin art and music scene, putting together music for fashion shows, exhibitions and plays (Away Alone, Abbey theatre. Dublin) this inevitably lead to DJing and encouraged by her DJ friends she was booked for her first professional gig; the opening night of 3345 in Vicar Street in Dublin, Mo was the only female DJ in the impressive line up which included Paul Hartnoll from Orbital, Solid Records Sound System from Paris, Disconauts and many other top Irish acts.

A year spent traveling solo around the world lead to more djing gigs culminating in a memorable set at Full Moon in Thailand, this led to sets at both Homelands and Creamfields Ireland.

D- side magazine called her “the coolest face behind Dublin’s decks right now” with current weekly residencies in solas, Hogans, Ron Blacks, Dame Lane (Dublin) and Market (Newry, N.I)

A very well known face on the Irish DJing scene Mo plays all over the country. And can count U2 as one of her recent bookers (Mo played their concert private press party in Dublin)

She is also in great demand with corporate clients and regularly spins at launches, art exhibitions and fashion shows {here her background as a model comes in useful!} Most recent clients include Sky TV, habitat, Estee Lauder, Timberland, West Coast Cooler, Nike, Brown Thomas, BT2 and the a-wear group.

Mo loves variety, from spinning (tunes) on an out door ice rink, (decks on ice) to all -nighter breaks/electro sets at Speakerbox, London.

Mo also played Dublin’s debut “Ladyfest” and DEAF festival (Dublin electronic arts festival).

At “Ladyfest” she played as one half of “The Blonde leading the Blonde” (with Alex Donald), they bagged the coveted Saturday night slot, The DEAF Festival saw Mo playing amongst a stellar line up including Rahzel, DJ Rizm, DJ Scope, Paradox, Seba, Blake Baxter and many other cutting edge electronica artists.

Mo is also a successful artist and has had six sold out exhibitions to date.

The Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Bertie Ahern has one of her pieces in his collection.

Currently Mo is combining her musical and artistic talents on a new project designing album artwork.