Like a Whisper
Far from Home - Kevin and Kellie have more than just a marriage, baby, house and a cat. They have music. Growing up, both of their families have had an affinity for music. 'Far from Home' was created five years ago and has evolved in emotions, attitude and style, This band has an electric blend of pop with influences of blues, rock and jazz. September 21, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Kevin O'Loughlin at 503-538-4285 Husband & Wife Team Creates New Sound for the Portland Music Scene Far from Home releases their third CD Portland, OR-'Far from Home,' the name of these electronic blend of pop musicians moved out of the Bay area to find a piece of the Northwest pie in Oregon. Being compared to other bands such as 'Everything But The Girl' and 'Dido', Far from Home will be launching it's third latest CD titled 'New Kind of Love' on October 28th, 2001. O'Loughlin co-produced the new CD with local icons Tim Ellis and Bob Stark created from Ellis's new studio, Kung Fu Bakery. Songwriters Kellie Bishop and Kevin O'Loughlin met at a high tech company in Silicon Valley. Through their mutual love for music, their first CD, 'Like a Whisper' was recorded the first day back from their honeymoon. Like A Whisper was released on a small label earning them national reviews and significant radio play in the Bay area and European market. The couple has now started a family and decided to better their quality of life by living in the Portland area. 'After touring here, we fell in love with this place,' says Kevin. Kellie and Kevin hope to eventually trade in their high-tech careers to do what they love most. Making music. With an electronic blend of pop and influences of classic rock and blues, this band captures exactly what fans are looking for - a journey. Inspirations include: Carole King, Shawn Colvin, Sade, and Chris Whitley. Far from Home has toured in Portland,Nashville, Lexington, and the Bay area.Look for this journey that is Far from Home in the Portland scene this fall. Kellie Bishop - Born in 1965 Kellie was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Now age 36, Kellie has been singing since age 12. Kellie and her two sisters grew up in a musically inclined household. With her father a drummer, Kellie had been exposed to music and played throughout her childhood. Now living in Dundee, OR Kellie is enjoying being a new mother and creating music with husband Kevin of five years. Kevin O'Loughlin - Born in 1963, Kevin was born in Tampa, Florida. Kevin's first musical performance was in high school by a band named 'Nuclear Fusion'. Playing the Dobro, acoustic and electric guitar, Kevin created a band nine years ago with his brother called Red House. Later moved on to Far from Home after meeting his future wife Kellie Bishop. Now age 38, Kevin and Kellie have produced their third CD. Kevin recently discovered found out his parents had a love for music.