About

KDUB Bio Pic_Aug2019Kelvin’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 rock ‘n’ roll, roots, 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. Kelvin’s voice is timeless, inspired by such greats as Sam Cooke, Nick Cave, Bob Marley and Johnny Cash. His guitar style blends acoustic fingerpicking, percussive, tribal elements and heavy, vintage fuzz.

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 have been turned on to his work.

A multi-instrumentalist, Kelvin’s live show incorporates orchestral elements, live drum/vocal loops, dirty guitars, top shelf tunes and a whole lotta love. Picture Gordon Lightfoot hanging with The Wailers at a Black Sabbath concert. It’s a Folk Sabbath kinda thing.

Fall 2020 sees Kelvin writing, recording and supporting his Patreon Campaign (and hoping that the good scientists come up with a vaccine soon, so we can hang at the gig again).

When he’s not making music, Kelvin’s energy is devoted to being Papa to a tiny human and re-reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes (for the third time).