Kelley's Heroes
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Kelley's Heroes

Rochester, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2022

Rochester, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2022
Band Rock Indie




"Kelley's Heroes, saving the world one song at a time"

John Kelley and Jon Gary are creatures of the local rock scene.
It’s a night job.
But we’ve caught them on a sunny Thursday morning, sitting at a table outside Java’s at the Rochester Public Market.
"Who’s Gonna Save the World?" carries some big ideas. - City Magazine - Jeff Spevak

"An indie debut fueled by collaboration"

The indie rock band’s name reflects Kelley’s desire for a musical project that he had more control over. After a decades-long experience in the Austin music scene, the rise and fall of groups had started to take its toll.

Kelley’s Heroes has led the guitarist and vocalist to create some of that music with the band’s first album, “Who’s Gonna Save the World?” A CD release party at Lovin’ Cup is slated for Jan. 13.

The band, as well as the album, exists in large part thanks to the creative connection Kelley formed with Rochester bassist Jon Gary in a post-pandemic world. - Rochester Beacon - Jacob Schermerhorn


Who's Gonna Save The World

1. Stages 03:01
2. Don't Pass Me That Bottle 03:48   
3. Who's Gonna Save The World? 04:34   
4. Calamity Town 04:16   
5. Penny's Notebook 03:01   
6. School's Out 03:25 
7. God's Not Listening 02:37   
8. I'm a Fool For This Town 03:42   
9. Come With Me (Take a Ride) 03:05   
10. Trying Not To Fall 03:49   

released January 4, 2024



Kelley’s Heroes is an Original Indie Rock band fusing the great singer-songwriter traditions with classic Indie Rock power and energy. You might hear echoes of our own heroes in our songs: from Elvis Costello to The Beatles to Richard Thompson to Steve Earle. 

Fronted by Austin music veteran John Kelley and Rochester’s own Jon Gary, Dan Hoh and James Conner.

In early 2024, Kelley’s Heroes released their debut full-length album, “Who’s Gonna Save the World?”, to receptive and enthusiastic crowds. 

Band Members