Archie Kelly is a comedian, actor and singer who played two minor roles on Coronation Street: as a football Referee in January 2005 who booked Warren Baldwin with a yellow card; and he returned to the programme in March 2010 as an Enquiry Officer manning the front desk at Weatherfield Police Station.
A former teacher of modern foreign languages and a passion for Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian, he made his screen debut during 2000 in That Peter Kay Thing and has gone on to appear in Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere, Shameless, Cattle Drive, The Chase, The Street, Boy Meets Girl, Emmerdale, Monroe, Hollyoaks, Great Night Out and The Security Men.
It is as a live performer however, that Archie excels. Following his early career as a lead singer at the Ritz in Manchester and the Grafton Rooms in Liverpool, he performed as a singer/comedian on the Northern club scene, giving him a wealth of experience on stage as an all-round entertainer. He emerged on the alternative comedy scene as Jackie "Mr Goodtime" Valencio with his hilarious parodies and superb vocal impressions and went on to become a headline act in most of the well known clubs such as The Comedy Store in Manchester. He also did a successful national stand-up tour, "Jumping on the Bandwagon", along with other members of the Phoenix Night's cast.
Now, again combining his comedy with his superb singing talent, he is established as a Corporate Entertainer. His comedy style is cheeky, inoffensive and highly interactive, which audiences love. His voice is enchanting and his singing repertoire is vast, covering artists such as Micheal Buble, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and others.