Musician, songwriter, and producer Kell Bailey has been making music for as long as he could remember. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, at around the age of 6 he discovered he had the gift of playing by ear.
Through his adolescence, Kell developed a strong passion for sports with dreams of one-day playing professional football in the NFL. That dream shifted due to unforeseen challenges during his freshman year of high school and he started to pursue music in a new way with passion and hunger.
Kell began playing the keyboard at Calvary Outreach Revival Center, getting his roots in the rich culture of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Organization. At the age of 15 Kell was invited to play for the University of Virginia Gospel Choir. As he grew skillfully as a musician, more opportunities became available and doors began to open for him.
In the next few years, Kell continued to work with multiple campus gospel choirs, traditional church settings, and with individual artists in the community, gaining experience in a range of musical settings.
In 2019 Kell Bailey released his debut EP “Take Your Place” coming in at #9 on the Gospel iTunes Charts. Kell has had the opportunity to work with notable artists such as Osby Berry, Jessica Reedy, In His Presence Conference Choir, Alex Holt and Free Worship, Chris Bender, Resound, James Johnson Jr, GI, Iamson, Zóé, and many more up and coming gospel artists.
Recently in his music career, Kell has enjoyed serving gospel artists to find their unique sound and launch their musical journey, utilizing his own experience to help others.
Kell reflects that the greatest drive in his musical journey is his belief that God placed him here on earth to help and serve others, and music is the avenue used to fulfill that purpose in this season.