Kelvin’s songs lean into life in all its battered glory. Love, loss, longing, heartbreak. The daily hustle. You and me.
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, Bob Marley, and Johnny Cash. His guitar style is a unique mix of finger picking and percussive, tribal elements.
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.
But Toronto is where he hangs his hat, and he brings his unique sound to local venues throughout the city he calls home. Any opportunity to share his musical stories with an audience is welcomed, both at home and out on the road.
2019 sees Kelvin supporting his latest work live and through his Patreon Campaign. Stepping away from the traditional album cycle, he is releasing new sights and sounds on a monthly basis. Returning to his acoustic roots, Kelvin’s troubadour heart shines in these intimate, solo acoustic performances.
When he’s not making music, Kelvin’s energy is devoted to being Papa to a tiny human and doing yoga.