Swellshark is an Atlanta-based duo from Chicago, incorporating smart lyrics, textural drumming, electric ukulele, and the occasional mouth trumpet. At times big and intricate, and at others quiet and intimate, their resultant sound crackles with both joy and intensity.
Members Shélan O’Keefe and Henry Kellam were introduced to each other at a "Lord of the Rings" themed potluck in 2012, immediately bonding over their shared love of Music (and pecan pie.) Their Subsequent relationship eventually made its way over to musical collaboration, when Kellam began playing jazz and metal-inspired drums with O’Keefe’s backlog of confessional lyrics and ukulele riffs. Since then, the duo have Independently released two EPs, their Debut album, In the beginning, and Toured the entire perimeter of the U.S. (and parts of Canada) in a 2012 Scion XB.
Currently, Swellshark is hard at work on their Sophomore album, and are enjoying their new surroundings and friends in the South.
Vocals, Electric Ukulele // Shélan O'Keefe
Drums, Bass, Harmonica // Henry Kellam