As a DJ, Venue Creator, Designer, and Actor, Kelly Cole is a lifelong veteran of the Entertainment, Fashion, and Art worlds, and a pioneer in the event industry. A seminal figure on New York’s late 80s/90s art and club scene, Cole was integral in creating many of Manhattan’s most memorable nightspots and events, most notably as co-creator/operator of the now-legendary SPY lounge, and rock and roll bistro BLACK AND WHITE. As a DJ, Cole has played extensively at premier events in the U.S. and abroad, and has held residences at top clubs including Lexington Social, Bungalow, Trousdale, Hemingways, Hwood, Hyde, and Teddy’s in LA and Lot 61, Lotus, and Bungalow 8 in NY. His clientele has included The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Tina Fey, Heidi Klum, Charlize Theron and corporate clients including Apple, Gucci, GM, and Cartier.

The Kelly Cole clothing brand brand has quickly grown a loyal and regular following of entertainment personalities including Adam Levine, Bradley Cooper, Chan Marshall(Cat Power), Christina Aguilera, Jeremy Renner, Rooney Mara, Travis Barker, Taylor Lautner and Anton Yelchin, among others. The flagship KELLY COLE retail store is located at 175 S. La Brea. in Los Angeles and features the Kelly Cole line of denim, t-shirts and accesories, as well as a select inventory of hand-picked vintage items, furniture, and curiosities for the home.

Cole’s improvisational retail space/gallery and lifestyle brand, Lo-Fi, was a favorite among the young Hollywood elite including Ben Harper, Johnny Knoxville, Aaron Paul, and Winona Ryder. The Lo-Fi line was carried by premier retailers globally from 2002 to 2010. The Lo-Fi gallery hosted full scale exhibitions of the work of Mick Rock, Michael Muller, and Jeff Vespa.

In addition to his own businesses, Cole’s unique creative perspective has contributed to the interiors and concepts of many businesses and private residences.  Most recently, Cole designed the interior of Harry Morton’s new FUKU BURGER in Los Angeles.