Tekelia Kelly is a singer, songwriter, recording
artist, and engineer. A Native of Chattanooga,
Tennessee, she has performed in plays, musicals,
pageants, shows, and as special entertainment for
events and occasions since childhood.
Tekelia Kelly has performed
professionally for numerous audiences
at major events and venues, including the world’s fair, television
shows, national commemorative ceremonies, historical theaters,
sporting arenas, festivals, and churches.
She has shared the stage with numerous celebrities
including Jennifer Holiday, Mavis Staples, Sybil
Shephard, Patti Austin, Calvin Lockhart, and
A history-maker herself, the former Miss Black
Chattanooga (Tennessee) is also one of Memphis,
Tennessee’s original “music town” performers of the
Tekelia has headlined at Libertyland and Beale
Street. Additionally, she has appeared at the
Orpheum Theatre, Peabody Hotel, and the National
Civil Rights Museum.
In the 1980s, Tekelia was signed as a recording
artist with the legendary Sounds of Memphis Studios.
Today, you can hear her rare and unreleased
recordings at ITunes, Amazon, Napster, MySpace and
other music outlets.
Since 2009, Tekelia has thrived as a colon cancer
survivor, She revived her music
artistry by launching TekeliaKelly.com.
During this time she also discovered the world-wide
release of her Sounds of Memphis Studio recordings,
now available at ITunes, Amazon, Napster and other
Tekelia now “celebrates life through song” for
special events and occasions. She especially enjoys
singing the timeless classics of legendary singers
in her one-woman shows entitled “She Sings”.