" Great lyrics with a strong voice and fine playing makes you realize
this is a very talented singer-songwriter.”
BLUES MATTERS MAGAZINE (UK)
" He’s got the beat, feel and vibe"
JAZZ WEEKLY (USA)
" Finding a home in the background of the Alligator stable, he delivers a rollicking good time in high octane fashion. With a dash of Jon Cleary in his quiver, he knows how to let the good times roll."
MIDWEST RECORDS (USA)
High energy performances with blues that’s infused with soul, funk and a bit of that New Orleans groove! Add strong vocals, intense songwriting, and a unique musical and personal heritage: this is Luca Kiella’s show. “He delivers a rollicking good time in high octane fashion. With a dash of Jon Cleary in his quiver, he knows how to let the good times roll." (Midwest Records)
His EP “Figure It Out” was released in April 2019, putting Kiella on the map of the American Blues scene as a solo artist, showcasing his songwriting and vocal skills, together with his abilities as a Piano and Hammond Organ virtuoso. The diverse and upbeat album was well received worldwide by critics, radios and blues experts.
Making a name for himself as one of the premier keyboard players in the circuit, Kiella tours internationally with major contemporary Blues, Roots and Funk acts such as Welch-Ledbetter Connection, Toronzo Cannon, Jamiah Rogers, Popa Chubby, Honey Island Swamp Band, Grammy award-winning artists Billy Flynn and Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, and many more. While a member of the Welch Ledbetter Connection, Kiella received the 2019 Blues Music Award for “Band of The Year”.
Born and raised in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany Italy, Luca Kiella found his love for the blues, funk and soul music. Moving to the United States to pursue his passion, his ambition lead him to Chicago, the city he now calls home. He performs regularly at NAMM Show (the largest music product trade show in the world), showcasing instruments for the prestigious brands he endorses (Lounsberry Pedals, Mogami Cable, Radial Engineering, Gator Cases, Hammond USA, Westone Audio).
When Kiella is not touring or overseas, you can find him playing amongst some of the greatest blues clubs Chicago has to offer such as Buddy Guys Legends, Rosa’s Lounge, Kingston Mines and House of Blues. Not only does he tour with his full band, but with his left-hand playing bass, he’s able to tour with his trio. A student of the tradition of the Jazz and Blues Hammond Organ, he leads the organ trio into a new direction, grooving funk, soul and New Orleans music!
Adding the horn section to his trio, the Luca Kiella Quintet (LK5) brings the funk and blues to the party!
pictures by Janet Mami Takayama
SAMPLE VIDEOS - Luca Kiella Band
THE LUCA KIELLA BAND
SAMPLE VIDEOS - Solo Show
Luca Kiella is available for private parties, corporate events, concerts, festivals and clubs. We will be glad to talk to you about customizing the band for your event requirements, from solo to big band.