Cold Sweat

B. Kelly Wilcox

One of the founders of Cold Sweat, B. Kelly Wilcoxs musical career began at age six when he started playing guitar. After two or three lessons, he realized that his hands were too small to fit around the neck of the guitair, so at age nine, he started playing piano.

While continuing to take piano lessons through high school, he played rhythm guitar (borrowed from a friend because pianos were too heavy to move and electric pianos were too expensive to own) and sang in the band "Pink Bruce" throughout Ithaca, New York. Wilcox also mastered bass and drums, when other members were unavailable for a performance.

While attending the State University of New York at Potsdam, he bought a used Fender Rhodes electric piano, and founded Cold Sweat with guitarist James Curley, bassist Scott Fultz, and drummers Rick Mondi and Pat Gaffney. He played music full-time for 10 years with Cold Sweat, recorded two full-length CDs, and a four-song promotional CD. One of their original songs was featured on ESPN's sports highlight program "Maxed Out". The band toured all over New England and Canada.

Wilcox has been employed full-time as a Computer Programmer/Consultant with since leaving Cold Sweat in 1995. He continues to play music and currently can be heard playing with Dave Porter, one of the founding member's of RCA recording artist 805, in the rock duo the KDB.