SCOOPEDD!: Kelli Frances Corrado Debuts ‘Lonely, Samba Style’ Video
If David Lynch is considering new contenders to serve as chanteuse for the Twin Peaks reboot, Seattle’s own Kelli Frances Corrado should be high on that list. Her spooky, off-kilter blend of Northwest ethereal charm and melodic, other-worldly, quirkiness were recently captured in Kelli’s new video for ‘Lonely, Samba Style’ directed by STACKEDD Alum Allyce Andrew. You can check KFC out live at the Highline on July 8 with the all -lady bill of Spectacular Spectular and Full Moon Radio before she heads into the studio for the rest of the summer. Kelli recently took the time to play “Top Five” with STACKEDD – clueing us in on her loves, dream collaborators and the makings of her signature sound.
Who are your Top Five most influential artists, musical or otherwise?
KFC: Portishead, Anais Nin, Edith Piaf, Folklore and fairy tales writers, and St.Teresa
If you could dinner with any 5 musicians living or dead who would it be?
KFC: Left Eye (TLC), JDilla, Ella Fitzgerald, St. Teresa, and Leonard Bernstein
What are your Top Five show moments (as a musician or an audience member)?
Performing live and being filmed for Lartsenic Blog in Marseille. It was outside of Norte-Dame de la Garde, a 13th century Byzantine Church on top of a mountain facing the ocean. One of my band mates was crying throughout our whole set because of the beauty.
The first time my dad saw me perform. It was at the Vera project a couple of years ago. Very spiritual, right around the time, I started having out of body experiences on stage during singing.
Cocorosie -The first time I saw CocoRosie which was 5 years ago, I left in the middle of their set and stood outside, overwhelmed and completely schooled by their musical and visual presentation.
Koko Taylor- I saw her when I 15 years old at the Chicago Blues fest. She was wearing a silver sequined dress, gold grill, barefoot and sang her heart out.
Statice- going to see one of my songwriting students perform at the Langston Hughes monthly open mic. It was her first time, beautiful and courageous.
What are your Top Five most musically inspiring places in Seattle?
KFC: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, The Frye, The Hideout (Bar) Hollow Earth Radio, My bed/ dream-life
If you could collaborate with any five women in Seattle who would they be and why?
KFC: Thee Satisfaction + Caitlin Olive (Violin) + Adrienne Davies (drummer for Earth) = my dream Seattle 12″ inch. I thought long and hard about this question because the last time I answered a question like this it came to pass. I think of making music like making a quilt, pulling in different textures and piecing them together for one creation/song. Growing up in Chicago gave me a solid base of hip hop but my spirit is somewhere at a doom Renaissance festival. So I would choose this orchestra. AND if Alicia Amiri ever wanted to manage an artist…