The HERSTORY of HOH
The number 1 girl band in London From Gym Shoes to Jimmy Choos
The female DJ singer combo. Best PA in London and where it all began Supa Bad To Super Band.
From Gym Shoes to Jimmy Choos
Where to begin? From launch to date High on Heels has taken dancefloors the world over like an electrical storm, the calibre of our clients are as high as our Louboutins. Brainchild and headlining, international female DJ Miss Kelly Marie, aka MKM, created an all female music collective with a home to some of the most exclusive artists in the world, its roots firmly grounded in quality, collaboration and authenticity, the ultimate live band.
With a decade of DJing around the globe already under her belt, it really began for High On Heels in 2002 as Kelly was DJ’ing Around the world, when she met vocalist, Martay, and the singer DJ girl duo hit it off. They started producing tracks together and, when Kelly played them in her DJ live, the London party people went wild for the sound. Kelly persuaded Martay, who was taking a break from music at the time, to come out and perform with her live and, as they began to perform and PA London town together the two became a success. Kelly soon met Jaz a percussionist she had seen play live at a corporate event she was djing at and was blown away by her ability to play and was soon added to their team.
The queen of beats – from studio to stadium – High on Heels’ DJ Miss Kelly Marie.
Internationally acclaimed and going all the way
Kelly was excited by the vibe of this new female DJ live show seemed to create. Kelly had in the past been inspired by live female musicians such as Lovely Laura on saxophone or Pav on percussion, who had embellished her sets with such energy when she was playing for Hedkandi over the years. They were a big inspiration to her and she officially formed High on Heels – The name was taken from a lyric they had in one of their tracks – and so the global explosion began.
From New York to Norway, Finland to France, Italy to India and Bali to Beirut, High on Heels soon had a demand to play around the world. This facilitated each other’s passion, growing closer as a crew and driving the masses euphoric with electrifying live entertainment London style. They are a UK girl band of a different sort; a tight knit, talent-driven team of the best girl musicians London can speak of.
High on Heels deliver the party of a lifetime – every time. From London to the world -a girl band to brag about.
THE LONDODEST DREAMS
Are we a function band? Sure, if you call Chelsea Football Club’s ‘Players of the Year’ a function, or the time we officially opened an island in the Maldives. A corporate band? A corporate client once described us as the ultimate party band so yes, we are also no strangers to the official office party, not to mention the most stylish wedding band London has to offer. But High on Heels is so much more than just a gigging band – it’s an experience – something special. Our female musicians are of the highest calibre working in the industry today, each one of us at the top of our personal games. Our women truly rock and we’re really serious about that, about quality. It’s all about the music. Whether Richard Branson, Samsung or Ministry of Sound, our clients know us as a talented and organised
outfit, delivering a performance that is unrivalled, every time. Producing all our own tracks means our sound, whilst remaining universally recognisable, is also totally fresh and unique. Classic covers weaved through cool Ibiza beats, horn sections that raise the roof and vocalists who will take your guests to another dimension, whatever their age or musical taste. People jump at our gigs, literally. The rise of HOH has been meteoric but the feeling is not just upwards, it’s outwards too. Many of the girls have used their time with us as a stepping stone to go on and self-achieve to incredible heights which we love. Congratulations to Martay who is currently on the West End stage with a lead role in Lion King, Kelli Leigh who, was as well as being Adele’s backing singer and her other many successes has had her own Top Ten chart success and runs her own label now and Shan Ako, who made it to the live shows on X Factor, is back from her X Factor tour and will be on stage with us again soon – to mention just a few successes.
We are ever expanding as more mind-blowingly brilliant artists cross our paths and join the family. Today, because there is so much amazing talent in the mix, we can play several continents on the same night. You could think of us as the music or DJ agency London girls are proud to be part of.
The ultimate party band – All female entertainment simply doesn’t come cooler.
The Ultimate Live Band
As a DJ music is Kelly’s life, her passion. Same for all of us. Being from a musical family, to play with other musicians around her was a gift, a treat and the collective is an incredible, super slick, organically grown extension of her love for music and musicians. After 15 years of touring together we still look forward and enjoy our adventures and adore playing live together. High On Heels will always be at the forefront with our new music productions , new Artists coming on board experimenting with new instruments, High On Heels was born from passion. It will and continues to remain that way today.