A veteran of the U.K. trance-pop scene, Kelly Llorenna is one of the early success stories of the now dominant dance record label All Around the World.
Born in Upminster, London in 1975, she formed her first band Freedom at age 16 with her fellow college drama students. After teaming up with production duo N-Trance, their debut single “Set You Free,” was a minor hit in 1994 before reaching the number two slot a year later. After embarking on a short-lived solo career, she appeared on their top ten hit “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy”, and following a 2001 re-release of “Set You Free”, she signed a deal with AATW. Her Flip & Fill collaboration “True Love Never Dies” reached number seven and she scored top 20 hits with covers of Donna Summer’s “This Time I Know It’s for Real” and Taylor Dayne’s “Tell It to My Heart”, and her original composition “Heart of Gold.”
Her debut album, All Clubbed Up, reached a lowly number 62, but went on to sell 100,000 copies and was one of her label’s first successful artist albums. Kelly continued to release singles sporadically throughout the noughties; she performed at several of the Clubland Live tours, and in 2010 she formed Freak Asylum with Australian Grammy-nominated producers Love 2 Infinity. In addition, recording under the moniker of Lola Leethal, she worked with New Order’s Peter Hook on their debut album.
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