Kelly Finnigan Releases Soul Deep Solo Debut ‘The Tales People Tell,’ Today On Colemine Records | Shore Fire Media

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Kelly Finnigan Releases Soul Deep Solo Debut ‘The Tales People Tell,’ Today On Colemine Records

Kelly Finnigan Releases Soul Deep Solo Debut ‘The Tales People Tell,’ Today On Colemine Records

Playing A Special Hometown Album Release Show Tonight At The Mint In LA + Other Tour Stops Later This Month



Today, Kelly Finnigan releases his solo debut 'The Tales People Tell' on Colemine Records. ‘The Tales People Tell’ is adorned with captivating backing vocals and bold, brassy horns with lyrics that reflect on a lifetime steeped in the music and culture of soul, R&B, and hip-­hop. Listen here:

Early praise for ‘The Tales People Tell’ has come from LA Record, who said the new music is "beyond impeccable, with intricate and imaginative arrangements", as well as American Songwriter, who called Kelly’s music “pure intensity,” declaring that "even if you’re not a soul aficionado, it’s impossible not to be impressed by the sheer craft that Finnigan applies to each selection."

All throughout ‘The Tales People Tell,’ Kelly mines the depths of soul music’s rich history, while seamlessly blending classic soul elements - answer records, tender ballads, and deep funk - with West Coast lowrider soul, hip-hop, the groove of his own collective Monophonics, and gospel perforations similar to that of Lee Moses. Each track sees him slip in and out of different musical characters with the ease of a seasoned professional and having guided the songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release positions him as the singular force missing from soul music.

This Spring, Kelly will be taking songs from ‘The Tales People Tell’ on the road and playing alongside his brand new full band The Atonements' whose groovy, brass-backed melodies are sure to bring audiences to their feet. Kelly’s hand-picked special guests include The Dan Hastie All-Stars, DJ Connie Price, Gene Washington & M-Tet, Karma Chiefs Records’ Rudy De Anda and more. Full touring route below.



1.    I Don’t Wanna Wait

2.    I’ll Never Love Again

3.    Smoking And Drinking

4.    Every Time It Rains

5.    Catch Me I’m Falling

6.    Since I Don’t Love You Anymore

7.    Impressions Of You

8.    I Called You Back Baby

9.    Freedom

10. Can’t Let Him Down





4/26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mint * 

4/27 - Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints Records 

5/2 - Sacramento, CA - The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts &

5/3 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #

5/10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe’s Alley #

5/11 - Oakland, CA - Eli’s Mile High Club +

5/28 - Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar 

5/29 - Columbia, MO - Rose Music Hall 

5/30 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House 


% w/ The Dan Hastie All-Stars

* w/ Rudy De Anda and DJ Connie Price

& w/ DJ Epik

# w/ Gene Washington & M-Tet

+ w/ B-Side Brujas in Oakland