Kelly Keagy is a drummer and vocalist for the band Night Ranger.
Keagy started out his career as a drummer, but over the years gained experience in many aspects of the music business. The day after Kelly graduated high school, he packed his bags and left home to pursue being a full-time drummer. After years of playing the club circuit, he became the touring drummer for the San Francisco band Rubicon. Along with fellow members Jack Blades and Brad Gillis, he formed the band Night Ranger in 1979.
They became one of the most popular mainstream hard rock bands of the mid-1980s. Night Ranger’s first album, Dawn Patrol, released in 1982, reached No. 38 on the U.S. charts and sold over 1 million copies. Yet it was 1983’s Midnight Madness that established the band as a commercial force. Featuring the hits “(You Can Still) Rock in America” and “Sister Christian”, the record peaked at No. 15 and sold over 2 million copies. The 1985 album 7 Wishes was even more successful, reaching No. 10 on the charts and selling over 3 million copies. Their most recent studio release, Don’t Let Up, came out in 2017.
From Kelly on his V13 Tube Condenser (Serial #930):
“Man is this mic a killer, dude…need not look any further!”
Thanks, Kelly! Look for new music coming from Night Ranger soon, recorded on the V13. In the meantime, you can check out their complete catalog on Spotify.