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About South African Idols and The Voice SA Vocal Coach Malie Kelly

Having lived in the USA for 12 years, her professional career has taken her across the globe onto the great stages of the world including Madison Square Garden. 
In 2003 Malie returned to South Africa and kicked off the second season as vocal producer for Idols South Africa. Malie has worked, recorded and produced some of South Africa's biggest artists crossing all genres. She is in demand as vocal producer for several live and TV productions such as Skouspel, The Voice and is currently busy with season 13 of Idols as head vocal coach.
In 2012 the Malie Kelly Vocal Academy was birthed, a music and vocal school offering a complete experience for aspiring singers, musicians and performers. With her skillful precision and 30 years of solid experience as Performer, Session singer, Recording Artist, Television Personality and Vocal producer she is a household name in South Africa. Her passion for developing artists has led to the birth of the Malie Kelly Vocal Academy and Malie Kelly Productions in 2012. As a vocal specialist and a passion to see young and old reach their potential, she does not only work with professionals but have the ability to take an ordinary voice and turn them into true performers. Please watch Idols transformation clip.
Malie is fun, a little crazy, very animated and an incredible teacher who loves to see results. With her driven passion to see others succeed and her tireless energy, your life will never be the same again.

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  • Malie Kelly Live on Stage at Johannesburg Theatre
  • Malie Kelly Singing at Daughters of The King
  • Malie Kelly Performing at Johannesburg State Theatre



With a passion to find, develop and nurture young talent, In 2013, the  “MALIE KELLY VOCAL ACADEMY” was established. The Malie Kelly Vocal Academy has become a great platform for voices in South Africa to be heard. For the professional singer or musician who wants a career in some aspect of music or the singer who wants to sing for fun, with her wealth of experience Malie Kelly and her qualified team of teachers can help any singer, performer or musician become greater, more dynamic and fearless. a Singer who is able to perform with greater control, confidence and passion. To experience the command performance. To achieve maximum success and to reach your fullest potential. To join The Malie Kelly Vocal Academy please contact us.


Because of the astounding success and influx of phenomenal talent, the record label “KELLY ENGEL MUSIC GROUP” was established in 2014. A great platform for our voices to be heard, not only in South Africa, but Globally.

Established Musician, Songwriter, Producer and Arranger Neil Engel has worked with Malie Kelly and the Academy since its inception. As one of our top Industry Musicians & Producers, Neil is well versed in all genres and is the Producer and Arranger for all our artists and industry professionals. We have a line up of incredible young artists from the Malie Kelly Vocal Academy, ready to record. As “Kelly Engel Music Group” we are proud to announce the release of our first artist called “Wolwe-Dans” with their first release called “Sonsak”.