Marillion's Mark Kelly: Keyboards in Eden

Mark Kelly is one of the finest keyboard players in all of rockdom. A man in command of keyboard technology, Mark is one of those players who really knows how to play for the song. Whether playing piano, supplying swirling atmospheric pads to establish a mood, or playing spacey lead melody lines, he always seems to have just the right sound and just the right feel for the music at hand.

While other keyboard players in the annals of progressive rock have demonstrated flashier keyboard pyrotechnics, Mark impresses us with his command of dynamics, sound sculpting, and uncompromising songwriting.

Striking a delicate balance with guitarist Steve Rothery, Mark knows how to give keyboards their space in a song, and keyboard players unfamiliar with his work would be wise to jump in and start listening. There’s a lot to discover.

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We can’t really sound like anything else. We just sound like Marillion.

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