J.D. Simo

THE DON KELLEY BAND

One of the longest running bands Music City, the Don Kelley band has been going strong since 1981. Don began playing at Robert’s in the mid-1990s. Along with BR-549, Don Kelley’s band helped turn Lower Broad around from it’s rundown days of peep shows and dilapidated clubs to a desirable tourist and local destination for music. Don Kelley is known for his ability to discover great new talent. Some of the best players who’ve been part of this band include Brent Mason, David Byrd, Paul Cook, Sid Hudson and Johnny Hiland. The current lineup is Dave Roe (bass), J.D. Simo (guitar), Artie Alinikoff (drums) and, of course, Don Kelley (rhythm and lead guitar).