Kee Marcello is one of the most renowned hard rock artists out of Scandinavia with an amazing track record.
His melodic rock singing/songwriting with his signature twist Is echoing through all the projects he’s been involved in, whether it’s Europe, Easy Action or any of the artists he’s worked with, like Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Percy Sledge or multi-platinum selling the Moffatts, you always hear his melodies shine through.
In the late 80’s and early 90’s he was a member of the group Europe, at the peak of their career. They became one of the biggest hard rock bands in the world, sold over 30 million albums, landed no. 1’s on the sales charts in 26 countries, and shared the biggest stages with acts like Metallica, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi.
Kee joined the band in 1986 when Europe got their big break with ’The Final Countdown’, later releasing two more albums with the band: ’Out Of This World’ and ’Prisoners in Paradise’. After the band decided to go on hiatus in 1993, Kee started writing for his first solo album ‘Shine On’ (Arcade Records), which was released in 1995 with the title track earning chart action across the EU.
After Europe’s legendary reunion millennium concert in Stockholm (New Years Eve 1999/2000) in front of 250.000 people, Kee decided to go his own way. Today five solo albums have seen the light of day. The most recent album ”Scaling Up” from 2016 is released on Frontiers Records.
Over the years Kee has built up a solid fan base which keeps him busy touring all over the world with his band. The Kee Marcello band features:
Kee Marcello: guitar, lead vocals
Ken Sandin: bass / backing vocals
Darby Todd: drums
Jonny Scaramanga: guitar / backing vocals