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The Backstage Sessions Live

This year the Adelaide Guitar Festival were ramping up to have another outrageously good line-up of national and international guitar stars performing at the festival. As a result of the COVID curve-ball the festival put on a series of performances with locals who have performed at the festival, filmed in the backstage workshop area of the Festival Theatre. I was honoured to be invited to join the local super stars in those sessions and now those performers will be taking their performances live onto the stage of the newly renovated Her Magesty's Theatre!

In the wings of the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Guitar Festival favourites along with some of Adelaide’s most talented emerging musicians recently came together to collaborate on a series of exclusive mini-concert recordings dubbed The Backstage Sessions.

Now in the brand new and redeveloped Her Majesty’s Theatre, join these world-class guitarists performing their sessions live on stage in a special showcase event. Hosted by Sam McMahon and featuring sets from Chris FinnenCal Williams Jr & Kory HorwoodKelly Menhennett & BandThe Tom Kneebone TrioMike Bevan & Alain ValodzeThe Django Rowe Quintet, The Yearlings and Slava & Sharon Grigoryan, watch The Backstage Sessions how they were always meant to be seen – live!

Featuring guest appearance from South Australian 2020 Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition finalist, Connor Whyte.

For more info and tickets:

Posted by Kelly on September 07 2020
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Women Sing The Blues

** Update: yeeeew! We sold out! Thanks folks!

Bringing the band back together never felt so good! 

Performing a very special show at the iconic Gov with my spectacular band and Zkye & Damo supporting on September 17th as part of the Women Sing The Blues series of shows.

For more details and tickets check out the Gov website:

Posted by Kelly on August 02 2020
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Women Sing The Blues - with Jacquie Yeo Band

It goes without saying that  I'm thrilled to announce that on July 17th I'll be returning to the stage for a solo performance to open the show for the fabulous Jacqui Yeo Band at The Gov!

The show will mark the return of the very popular Deep South Blues and Roots Festival's event and this show will be one of 3, with a show each month until September. The events will feature Jacqui Yeo and Zkye Blue, with each of us performing a solo or stripped back show to support open for the band set. The following dates are August 14 (Zkye Blue band and support by Jacquie Yeo) and then on Friday Sept 18 you can catch my band and I perform with Zkye and Damo supporting.

For more details and ticketing visit

Posted by Kelly on June 24 2020
Past Shows  

The Wheatsheaf Hotel - Kelly Menhennett Band show w/ Eric “Tooch” Santucci - CANCELLED

Its been quite a few sleeps since my last band show at the wonderful Wheatsheaf Hotel and finally, the wait is over!

Joined by special guest, Eric "Tooch" Santucci who will be opening the show. 

Doors at 8:30pm, music starts at 9pm.

Tickets $15 at the door or online via this link:

Posted by Kelly on March 14 2020
Past Shows  

House Concert in Dover Gardens - CANCELLED


**UPDATE: This show has SOLD OUT! Thanks folks! **

House concerts are my favourite! Come join me on April 3rd from 7:30pm for an intimate show in the comfort of a lounge room in Dovar Gardens.

Tickets available online however if you'd like to come along, please online enquiry message me via this website for ticketing info.

Hope you can make it!

Posted by Kelly on March 10 2020
Past Shows  

Solo at The Wheaty, Axe & The Ivory EP launch - CANCELLED

Axe and The Ivory will be launching their EP on Friday 27th March and I'll be performing solo to open the show and warm up the stage.

Music kicks off from Doors at 8:30pm, music from 9pm.

Tickets are $15 + booking fee (via

Posted by Kelly on February 19 2020
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Palmer Sculpture Biennial

Proud to be a part of another Palmer Sculpture Biennial this year on Saturday 14th March, 4-8pm. Also performing will be the fabulous The Yearlings, Aaron Thomas, Jen Lush and Andrew Allenson.

Entry is $20 and tickets are available at the gate.

Posted by Kelly on February 07 2020
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