Serendipity: An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected, but fortunate discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident.
Breathing and living electronic dance music since 1996 when she first discovered the underground rave scene in the Midwest, Misty Lea Kennelly has embraced the power of music and dance to inspire, to heal, and to change lives. Well aware that there is something spiritual about the right mix, it has become her mission to spread music that heals and inspires. In 2001 she started playing gigs under the name "Serendipity" because once this music had serendipitously entered her life and changed it forever, and she would aim to effect others in the same way.
Focused on sounds that are empowering, motivating, encouraging, and healing often with tribal rhythms, Serendipity takes you on an uplifting journey. Through her uncompromising, individual style of primarily house music (tribal disco funk!), she is intuitively able to sense the mood of a crowd and provide just what is needed, always leaving the audience satisfied. Serendipity brings music that is positive and full of funky rhythms that makes you feel like dancing. Grooves that make you move!
Since 2001, Serendipity has been billed with EDM legends Electric Skychurch, Paul Johnson, Scott Hardkiss, Frankie Bones, and Heather Heart to name a few. She has held residencies at the Nightlite Dance Lounge (Bloomington, IN), CT Peppers (Pow-Wow) (Indianapolis,IN), Mo & Johnie's (MoJo) (Indianapolis, IN), & the Mirage (Indianapolis, IN) as well as guest slots at Bullwinkle's (Bloomington, IN) and Fusion (Indianapolis,IN) and played large events such as Underground Sound, the Winter Music Conference, and Burning Man. One of her favorite experiences was playing the closing set in the main room at Pilgrims & Indians featuring Heather Heart, where the whole room (including Heather Heart!) kept dancing when the lights came on without missing a beat.
As well as her dj work, Serendipity has been very much involved in promoting dance music. In 2004, she joined forces with Find the Good (aka "Nate the Natural" in the midwest) to start inDtribe as a response to the selfish politics that had started to control the underground party scene in Indianapolis. With an emphasis on 'Quality over Quantity' and a strong belief in the underground music scene, a series of highly successful events transpired. FUNKenterprises/inDtribe were known for many memorable, reasonably priced VFW parties featuring Terry Mullan, Monk w/ Hallucination on Film, Danny the Wildchild, Odi, and Nigel Richards amongst many other talented artists. These events also raised over 5,000 canned goods for Good News Ministries, with discounted admission for a canned good donation. This wasn't about the money some crews were trying to take advantage of EDM listeners by charging. This was about forming tribal community and values, about the MUSIC, about the PEOPLE, about the very fundamentals that make EDM culture so strong and powerful.
The aim of inDtribe/FUNKenterprises is to create a creative resource network that organizes underground dance events with a focus on high levels of music quality, collaboration, participation, and an open, welcoming atmosphere.
Now coming into its 10th year, inDtribe/FUNKenterprises has organized over 100 parties in a multitude of spaces, VFWs, roller rinks, outdoor events, bars/clubs.
As well as inDtribe/FUNKenterprises, since moving to Denver, CO., Serendipity has been honored to become part of the Lost Art. She knew moving to Denver was going to expand the musical horizons but she could never have realized how amazing some of these horizons would be! With the Lost Art she has found the family (tribe) she has always been seeking. The Lost Art's focus is on the music through preserving the pitch, which reflects her values and what she believes in 100%.