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Music Resume of Steven W. Kelley

Phone: 423-718-5172 (mobile) - Email:

Pro-level Bass Guitarist


I have been in music since 1966 when I got my first acoustic guitar for Christmas. Played trumpet in Soddy-Daisy High School marching band and swing band from 1967 - 1970.  I played with a Dixieland Jazz band in Texas in 1968. I played Rhythm Guitar from 1968-1975. I started on bass in 1975 with a 4-string Gibson Grabber bass and played it for 17 years with some well-known groups with varying genres including gospel, country, rock, jazz and bluegrass. In 1992, I bought a 5-string Ibanez EX Series narrow neck black bass (which I still own). In 2002, I bought a new 5-string red Fender Jazz, American Deluxe, Flame Maple Top Bass with gold hardware and a Hartke kickback bass rig. I am proficient with the Nashville Number System.

July 2023 - Present  -   Black Jack Saddle Band - 70s & 80s Party band.

Trackside Band - Classic country band

Blue Matter Band - Blues band. 

Muse Hazzard Band - Classic 80s rock and originals band.  

June 2009 - July 2022 - Tabernacle Praise Band and Big Band - Jazz gospel. 

June 2009 - July 2022 - Abba's House Orchestra - Contemporary Praise and Worship music with a full orchestra and Praise Team. Check us out at

March 2004 - June 2009 - Daisy Church of God band - Traditional & contemporary church music.

July 2007 - Dec 2008 - Blues FX band - Blues, jazz, rock and country mix of music. Played every 4-6 weeks at Blue Orleans Restaurant on Amnicola Hwy in Chattanooga, TN.

March 2003 - March 2004 - Metropolitan Tabernacle Front Line Band - Contemporary high-energy church music.

15 years - Daisy Church of God Band - Traditional & contemporary church music.

1996-1997 - Carson Langston & The Singing Eternals - Southern Gospel.  Traveled on weekends on a purple bus all over the southeast and Florida and as far north as Bangor Maine.

Members: Carson Langston (lead vocal), Bobby Beard (steel), Jim Hallengren (keyboard).

1987-1990 and 1994-1995 - Past-Do Band (so-named because we DID songs of the PAST)
A Classic Rock cover (show) band with music from the 60’s - 90’s.  Played all the well-known and not-so-well-known clubs in Chattanooga and surrounding area.  Made a commercial recording in 1988 at Rainbow Studios in Soddy-Daisy, TN. Opened for such acts as Atlanta Rhythm Section at Grizzley’s in Chattanooga.  Newsletter was called the “PAST DO NOTICE”.
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Members: Joe Phillips (drums), Mark Hinnard (guitar), and Charles Collins (keyboards).

1990-1991 - Boys Life band - Classic Rock.  Played Riverbend #10 in 1991 on the Conoco stage and opened for Julio Englesias.  Also played Grumpy’s & Brass Register.

Members: Tim Moss (guitar/vocal), Terry Holbrook (drums), Larry (vocal).

Centerline band- Classic Rock and Country.

Members: Joe Phillips (drums), Mark Brumlow (guitar, vocal)

747 band - Classic Rock. 

Members: Gary Smith (vocals & percussion), Ed Himes (keys) ...

The Barbara Massey Quartet - Southern Gospel.

The Keystones - Southern Gospel. We made an album, yes I said album, like in vinyl.

Members: Lebron Banther (steel), Lamar Trewhitt (bass), Gary Watkins (keys) and I played Rhythm.

Raulston & Smith Band - Original rock.

Members: John Raultson, Craig Smith, Benny Hall

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