Kelvin’s songs lean into life in all its battered glory.
His poetic, image-rich lyrics riff on self-awareness and our commonality in a world distracted. Coupled with music borne of a love for roots, blues, rock, reggae and old school R&B, the groove that accompanies the message is deep and wide.
“Raw,” “soulful,” and “beautiful” are the words most often used to describe his sound. His voice is timeless, inspired by such greats as Sam Cooke, Nick Cave, Bob Marley, and Johnny Cash. His guitar style blends fingerpicking, percussive, tribal elements and heavy, vintage fuzz. It’s a Gordon Lightfoot meets The Wailers at a Black Sabbath concert kinda thing.
Kelvin’s music has taken him to Nashville, where he cut his teeth with some top shelf producers and players. He’s toured through Europe, across the Great White North, and back. As a result, people all over the world are tuned into his songs.
A multi-instrumentalist, Kelvin’s live show incorporates live drum loops and live looped vocal harmonies along with his Folk Sabbath guitar licks and voice. Toronto musician Skutch Tully rounds out the act with his dub-inspired basslines.
2019 sees Kelvin gigging, plotting a new live EP and supporting his Patreon Campaign.
When he’s not making music, Kelvin’s energy is devoted to being Papa to a tiny human and driving Skutch Tully mad.