John Kelly

Disability and Human Rights Campaigner John Kelly is a self-taught musician and singer/songwriter. He has performed all over the world from Brazil to Estonia, playing for audiences of thousands. Most memorably he performed for 200,000 as part of an anti-austerity protest in Parliament Square, and for 80,000 in the Olympic Stadium as part of the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. He has played rock n roll in Memphis and Nashville, and has sang with the Blockheads, but his favourite gigs have been in the smallest of pubs back home in Ireland ‘with close family, friends, a packet of Taytos and a pint of the black stuff!’

“Extraordinary Bodies is all about bringing about a choice to change. A choice to make change in perceptions, attitudes, a more inclusive accessible environment. It’s about looking at what really matters and is important, what we value, and as a musician that’s what I write and sing about!”