Dan Kelly has released four lauded CDs and two EPs over the last ten years. Both solo and with his bands Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males and Dan Kelly Dream Band. He has received Seven Aria nominations, is J Award and AMP Award nominated and won The Age Award for Best Male Artist in 2010 and Inpress Magazine Album of the Year for 'Drowning in the Fountain of Youth'.
His 2015 album ‘Leisure Panic!’ received rave reviews and was nominated for the Australian Music Prize for Album of the year. He has played on 4 albums with Paul Kelly, touring for 15 years as his guitarist as well as playing and recording with the likes of Augie March, Neil Finn, Spencer Jones, Bic Runga and Kasey Chambers.
His song "Drunk on Election Night' is the unofficial election night anthem of Australia. Dan was rated 23rd best guitar player in Australian History ever in Guitar Player magazine last year. Dan tours solo with his cousins Memphis and Madeleine Kelly singing fabulous backing vocals and he is known to tell lots of funny stories as well as shred his guitar while being wrapped in rope lights.
He has been named by Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett as an influence and a general person of interest.