WE ARE KELROY

A five-piece rock band from Chicago. Our music is a mixture of many things, but for sake of argument, lets say post rock, psychedelia, jazz and punk. Regardless of the genre we fall into, what we share with you is intense, thoughtful and unique.

Kelroy was conceived in 2007, but we've been friends, in and out of different bands (Uno De Mas, Egregor, Descarga), & have had the luxury of making music with one another for about 20 years or so. Its been a trek with many more miles to go. 

We've played at a majority of Chicago's hot spots as well as many well worn venues here and there. Outside of Chicago we've played at some fine cities in New York, St. Louis and Denver with many more on the horizon. 

We welcome the opportunity to let loose and let the distinction between studio recording and live show intensity reveal two sides of the same kelroy. Playing live and recording in studio are two very different beasts, but ones we love dancing with as often as possible.


 
(Jose Calvo, Luis Crespo, Joel Gonzalez, Omar Castro, Vince Panepinto)

(Jose Calvo, Luis Crespo, Joel Gonzalez, Omar Castro, Vince Panepinto)

Contact us for more information, check out our music and sign up for the mailing list.

 Take a look around our site. We've got 3 albums, some live material, works in progress and lots of photos for you. We're hoping this site becomes as much yours as ours so visit often, spark conversations, share your thoughts and contribute as we work towards the 4th album (that one coming in 2018), some more shows and maybe even hitting the road. Till number four is out, look forward to seeing you later

THE MEMBERS OF KELROY
 
  Luis Crespo vocals and lyrics
Omar Castro guitarist
Jose Calvo bass
 JOEL GONZALEZ JR. drums
Vince Panepinto trombone & keys 

Former Members and Great Individuals

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Some of our Favorites, inspirations, influences and what we're listening to right now and always

Tool, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Blonde Redhead, Primus, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Tomohawk and anything Mike Patton, Perfect Circle, David Bowie, Queen, Sigor Ros, Soda Stereo, Cafe Tacvba, Pink Floyd, Super Furry Animals, Pixies, Maldita Vecindad, Monsiour Perine, La Casteneda, Mon Laferte, Le Butcherettes, Bjork, Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Cerati, PJ Harvey, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Third  Eye Foundation, DelgadosStone Temple Plots, Janes Addiction, Danny Elfman, Spacehog, pearl Jam, Tori Amos, Black Sabbath, Eminiem, Kyuss, Explosions in the sky, Flaming L:ips, Oasis, The Verve, The Melvins.