Originally broadcast on national radio in Ireland, and hailing from Dublin, Kelly-Anne Byrne’s The Beat Goes On is over six years old and has garnered a dedicated following who tune in every week to hear a selection of Soul, Disco, House, Indie and everything in between. Part of the success of The Beat Goes On is her refusal to stick to any one genre, embracing all kinds of music, delivered every week with passion and a sense of storytelling around the records.
Kelly-Anne DJ’s regularly at Dublin’s top clubs such as Mother and The Workman’s, she has also headlined many of Ireland’s biggest festivals including Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and All Together Now. In 2016 Kelly-Anne won a silver award for Best Specialist Broadcaster at Ireland’s PPI Radio Awards.
She’s known for being one of the finest selectors on the air waves and one of Ireland’s top DJs. Her DJ career began over 20 years ago when a large vinyl collection and a love of Soul and Disco prompted her to drop a mix tape into The Dice Bar. From then on, she has been entertaining crowds from all over the country with top slots at all of Ireland’s festivals including, Electric Picnic, Longitude, Independence, Body and Soul, Sea Sessions, Metropolis, All Together Now and Forbidden Fruit. Kelly-Anne appears regularly at Dublin’s top clubs, including a monthly residency at Mother.
Her all-time favourite track is Gabriels‘ Love and Hate in A Different Time. She’s listened to this record countless times and still, it manages to endlessly move her. “Gabriels are one of the best acts around now for me; Jacob Lusk’s voice, a combination of Nina Simone and Sylvester, gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. The production on the track is incredible, echoing so many great Motown and Northern Soul songs.”
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