KELLA VEE

Australian Guitar - - Australian Guitar Digital -

CUR­RENTLY PLAY­ING WITH

Elko Fields: a two-piece scuzz-rock band from Bris­bane. I play the role of front­woman on lead gui­tar and vo­cals.

USU­ALLY FOUND PLAY­ING

Heavy rock with a kick of blues. It’s al­ways as loud, low and long as pos­si­ble.

YEARS ON THE FRET­BOARD

I’d say ap­prox­i­mately 23 years, or 8,395 days to be pre­cise. I picked it up around age five.

PLAY­ING STYLE

I’m a sucker for con­coct­ing semi­tone bends, drones and a bunch of tri­ads. I fell in love with tun­ing to C stan­dard and fum­bling my way around there a lot.

FIRST AXE

I grew up drib­bling over my Dad’s 1966 Fender Strat. My grand­fa­ther bought me a lit­tle black Fender Squier at age five, and my par­ents tried to con­vince me it was just as good so I would stop smack­ing nice gui­tars into walls when I was try­ing to pick them up.

CUR­RENT AXE

Elko Fields has me on a Gib­son Les Paul Cus­tom. It’s a com­plete back-breaker on­stage, but that hasn’t been enough to stop me.

RIG

The bulk of my rum­ble comes from a Black Arts Pharoah Fuzz and a Crowther Prunes & Custard. The two were meant to be to­gether.

SE­CRET WEAPON

Whisky and re­hears­ing in the dark.

FAVOURITE GUI­TARIST

I’ve al­ways ad­mired Hen­drix’s abil­ity to switch seam­lessly be­tween lead and rhythm. As the sole gui­tarist in a band, it’s pretty in­spir­ing.

FAVOURITE LO­CAL

Zed Charles from The Royal Ar­tillery is al­ways a treat to watch on­stage. He knows heavy blues like the back of his hand.

CUR­RENT RE­LEASE:

We just re­leased the ElkoFields EP on 12-inch vinyl with a bunch of ac­com­pa­ny­ing film clips.

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