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Celtic, World Fusion, Folk rock, Classical Adult contemporary, Ambient, Singer songwriter, Instrumentals, Brit-pop, World chamber fusion More...


Ann Arbor MI United States

Sounds Like

Loreena McKennit, Kate Bush, Maddy Prior, Nessa.

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Member since: 01/24/2014 Year Founded: 2013


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Rob Crozier

Ann Arbor

Bassist / Percussionist 734-271-5980


  • Original material: 02 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 00 hrs : 30 min
  • CDs released: 1
  • CDs sold: 100
  • Digital songs sold: 8
  • Original Songs: 20
  • Average Draw: 50
  • Largest crowd: 700
  • Have sound: Full PA
  • Licensed songs: 0


Nessa is a Detroit area ensemble lead by flutist/vocalist Kelly McDermott. Ms. McDermott’s musical journey started with three degrees in flute performance, two of them advanced degrees from Temple University. She later worked for more than a decade around the East coast as an orchestral and chamber musician. This brand new group combines classical, jazz, and Celtic influences with accents of world music and soul. The music reflects Ms. McDermott’s deep passion for rediscovering, and rearranging old Celtic and European folk songs, along with clever, soulful arrangements of Classical themes. Nessa is a fun, funky ensemble with depth and color that includes some of Southeastern Michigan’s finest players.
The players:
Kelly McDermott – flute, vocals. Rob Crozier - bass, percussion. Will Osler – drums, percussion. Alex Anest – guitar, lap steel. David Mosher – fiddle, mandolin. John Churchville – tabla, percussion David Mansfield – mandolin, viola, bouzouki, mandocello, viola.

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