Kelvin’s songs explore 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.
“Ancient,” “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, Bill Withers 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.
2017 sees him supporting his latest album The Jackknife Letters, an eight song adventure of urban roots music. His first single from the album is entitled Lay it Down, with an accompanying video that includes involvement from his local Toronto community.
Kelvin’s energy is also devoted to being Papa to a tiny human and to the practice and teaching of yoga.