Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman was the co-creator and “Herb” half of the internationally acclaimed duo Kiki and Herb. His solo show “Kenny Mellman is Grace Jones” has played NYC, London, Portland, Philadelphia, and both Melbourne and Sydney Australia. At Least It’s Pink, the show he co-wrote with Bridget Everett and Michael Patrick King (Sex and The City) was one of TimeOutNY’s top 10 Cabaret shows of 2006. He is an Obie, Bessie, Glammy, Glaad Media and MAC award winning performer. in 2009, he was named one of TimeOut New York’s 40 favorite people in NYC. He performed with The Three Terrors (Stephin Merritt, LD Beghtol and Dudley Klute) and played the piano for Bob Mould’s vocal on He Didn’t, a track on The 6ths record Hyacinths and Thistles.
He is now a member of The Julie Ruin with Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre, Bikini Kill) and Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill) and they are set to release their debut album in early 2013.
I have been working so hard with my band these last few weeks on getting all our songs ready for a final mix. I just thought in my mind right now how fucking blessed i am to be able to sit in a room with Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, Carmine Covelli and Sara Landau and make this music. And at some point soon, you all will be able to hear it. I feel like for years I was a live artist; performing almost nightly and the little recorded output that is out there of those years is such a small part of what I cherished about that time. Listening to the mixes of the songs for The Julie Ruin’s upcoming album makes me proud and stuff! leaving a legacy.