|Just announced! We were semi-finalists, but just found out "Little Ray of Sunshine" is a Finalist!
2019 Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for "Little Ray of Sunshine." Song contest still in progress...
|Kelli Welli - Voted TOP 5 Kindie Performers in 2020 by PDX Parent Magazine|
|Winner 2019 West Coast Songwriters International Song Contest - Children's Category for "Turtlurtlurtle" and Honorable Mention for "La Lullaby"|
|2019 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition - Honorable Mentions for "Little Ray of Sunshine" and "Baby, Baby, Baby" for Best Pop Song|
|• XRAY.FM's World of Noise podcast|
|• HFVS Holidays Around the World Episode
with Guest DJs, Katherine Dines & James Coffey
|• You Are What You Eat Episode with Guest DJ, Eric Herman|
|"Free Songs from Your Favorite PDX Kindie Musicians" - PDX Parent Magazine|
Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl
|• Free Coloring Sheets and Song from Local Musician Kelli Welli - PDX Parent Magazine|
|"I like it." - Maya, age 3|
|“We like Kelli. We LOVE her music! And we also like... her songs. They’re loveable. And funny. And... she’s a girl. And... anything else? Not to my knowledge.” - Reagan, age 5, speaking for herself and little sister, Bennett|
|"I just like the songs. They're fun to dance to!" - Gabby, age 4|
|"I like Kelli's voice in the froggy song!" - Elliot, age 7|
|"The music makes me feel happy and I smile when I hear it." - Ely, age 7|
|"This is a perfect song." - Caleb, age 5 (of Twas in the Moon of Wintertime)|
|"Good times singing with my friends." - Ariya, age 7|
|"It has words that kids can understand and it feels like special songs just for kids that are awesome and fun. I love to listen when I am working, because it makes it so much fun." - Tamaya, age 9|
|"I want to dance!" - Ava, age 9|
|"Springtime Dance is so fun! Counting along a walk. I can almost smell the fresh rain." - Elizabeth B., age 10|
|"I like the Turtlurtlurtle song. I can imagine walking through the Oregon Zoo and meeting the animals." - AndyLeigh B., age 10|
|"You make a good monkey. Congratulations on a fun, heartfelt album. 'You make me feel like the future's filled with love and hope and laughter...' wonderful line. Among so many others." - Dave Kinnion, award-winning children's musician|
|"That song just made me smile! :) And we all need a little more of that in our lives." - James Coffey, award-winning children's musician, about "Little Ray of Sunshine"|
|"One of our favorite children's songwriters, singers, and performers in Portland. Kelli's tunes are silly, fun and absolutely so creative your kiddo will be dancing and laughing to the beat!" - Theressa's Reading Rainbow|
|"Hilarious and superbly talented! Incredible albums!" - Jessa Campbell & the Saplings|
|"They had the kids -- and adults too! -- singing and dancing!" - Green Bean Books|
|"The MOST fun dog mama and twin mama I know! Always full of smiles, hope, dance and song!" - Hoot-n-Annie Boutique|
|"This music is some of the best kids music I have ever heard. It is catchy, the lyrics are creative and amusing and the messages are about love, happiness, animals, and adventure. Kelli is an incredibly talented and gifted musician bringing so much joy to kids AND their parents." Alison D, mom to three kiddos|
|"I've cried twice now when listening to 'I'm in Love with You.' Such lovely songs!" - Tess, mom to twins|
|"Music I can actually listen to over and over and over..." - Megan R., mom to three kiddos|
|"This wonderful woman is fun and funny and all things creative!" - Tina D., mom to 4 kiddos|
|Kelli's music is "perfect for the car ride, for playtime or winding down before bed!"|
|"Fun and popular local performer... Her music is great for toddlers on up!"|
|"Singing, dancing, and spreading something that is very contagious... JOY!"|
Current focus: Children's picture books... more to come.
Contact hello [@] kelliwelli.com to book a school or library show, private event, or birthday party...
|BIRTHDAY PARTIES: Our birthday parties generally include...|
|• 45-60 min show|
|• we bring maracas/shakers, scarves, parachutes, and other fun stuff to play with during the show|
|• coloring pages for all the kids to take home|
|• EPs available at a discounted rate to give away as party favors|
|• we may be able to perform a special request song, just let us know! Fun!|
|Other fun things we can bring for your special event:|
Kelli writes stories and songs for kids and the people who love them. As the lucky mom of twin toddlers, a boy and a girl, it's natural that her current focus is on picture books, though she began writing for children long before she had kids of her own.
"I remember a lot about being a kid," Kelli says. "I remember the details, what mattered to me, and what it felt like to be a kid in a grown-up world. I have a lot of respect for kids and I want them to feel believed in."
Kelli Welli - Writing songs and stories for kids and the people who love them.
|Thank you to Crystal Pettit Photography for the fun photo shoot with kids and family and a lot of paint!|