Longtime friends, Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick and The Dollyrots’ Kelly Ogden have been touring the world together with their respective bands for almost a decade. With their bands having shared countless shows, one very special show, at The Roundhouse in London’s Camden Town back in 2016 was the catalyst that two and a half years later brings us to where we are today. Here’s the wonderful Kelly to explain more:
“This isn’t the first time we’ve made music together. On tour we usually play a song together, we released an album called One Big Happy where we covered each other’s songs, released a 7” covering each other’s songs and recorded a duet called “Love Ya Love Ya Love Ya” that a lot of you guys went bonkers over.
On our last trip to the UK, after playing “Love Ya” on stage to a full house at London’s Roundhouse, we decided to do a whole album together.”
That album is the whimsically titled Jaret and Kelly Sittin’ In A Tree, which is set for release on the 7th of December. The album has been produced by longtime Bowling For Soup collaborator & producer Linus Of Hollywood. You can check out the wonderfully comical album artwork below:
For more info about the album, we hand you back over to Jaret and Kelly to tell you more themselves:
“Rather than do a traditional crowd-source project we’ve decided to make this a special pre-order. As independent musicians it’s important to utilize platforms if they do something we can’t do on our own BUT we feel like between our friends, family and the greatest fans in the World this will be a success. By preordering you instantly get an acoustic version of “Here We GO!”, the first song we wrote for the album. AND you’ll get more exclusive songs and treats along the way. And these exclusives will end with the preorder so if you like the idea of shirts/cookies/handwritten lyrics and house parties you better hop on board now or miss the boat!
We’re counting on you guys to spread the word for us just like when we’ve used PledgeMusic or Kickstarter in the past – so you know what to do now! Send people to jaretandkelly.com so they can be a part of this band from the start!
We love you guys and CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR THIS! You’re gonna love it!!”
Jaret and Kelly have also recorded a video announcement about the launch of the album, which you can watch here:
As mentioned above, the album is available to pre-order in various formats along with a wide variety of extras from http://www.jaretandkelly. com.
As well as receiving updates on the Jaret and Kelly album from the normal Bowling For Soup and Dollyrot social media accounts, Jaret and Kelly have also set up some new ones especially for this project, and you can follow them on the various platforms on the following links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ jaretandkelly
Twitter – @JaretandKelly
Instagram – @JaretandKelly
YouTube – JandKYoutube
Jaret Reddick and Kelly Ogden will very soon be back in the UK as The Dollyrots support Jaret on his second UK solo tour – Heartache and Hilarity Too!
Following the success of the first Heartache and Hilarity Tour last year, Jaret returns with a brand new show with five dates across England and Wales before heading onto Mainland Europe for another three dates. For those not familiar with the Heartache and Hilarity shows, they are a combination of the songs Bowling For Soup fans know and love, along with songs from Jaret’s various other projects, but that’s not the half of it. Jaret will tell stories from his almost twenty five years in the entertainment industry, ranging from tour tales with Bowling For Soup, working with Disney, his other voice over and acting work and so much more. You will laugh, and you will probably cry too, all in the name of Heartache and Hilarity.
The Dollyrots will be supporting Jaret along with Lacey, both performing acoustically with some fantastic re-workings of both band’s most popular songs. There may also be the first opportunity to hear performances live from Jaret and Kelly together of some of the songs from Jaret and Kelly Sittin’ In A Tree! So don’t waste any time, and get your tickets now!
Catch Heartache and Hilarity Too at the following:
15th – Birmingham – O2 Institute 2 – Tickets
16th – Liverpool – Arts Club – Tickets
17th – Sheffield – The Plug – Tickets
18th – Cardiff – The Globe – Tickets
19th – London – Dingwalls – Tickets