Their musical bond is as strong as their small town roots – Twin Kennedy, comprised of West Coast sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, have been making music together since they could talk. Born and raised in the small town of Powell River, BC, Twin Kennedy grew up perfecting their sibling harmonies and dynamic live performances, while making their name known throughout their small community as a family band.
Growing up in such a musically infused family, it is no wonder that these sisters crafted their sound through a unique fusion of their background in country, folk, jazz and classical music. With years of classical training, including their Bachelors Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Victoria, the sisters have found their home in country music. With Carli on vocals and guitar, and Julie on vocals and violin, these petite powerhouses will fill your soul with joy and warmth through their seamless harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. No bond compares to that of sisters, and the same is to be said about the blend of their kindred voices.
"Two voices make one singular sensation!" Monday Magazine
This magical blend is put to the forefront with the release of A Twin Kennedy Christmas – the duo’s first holiday album. Mixing both Twin Kennedy originals and holiday classics, this album is sure to be a Christmas staple for years to come. Co-written with some of the finest Canadian and Nashville talent, and accompanied by Music City’s best musicians (including the rhythm section of Grammy award-winning group The Time Jumpers,) Twin Kennedy’s sound is brought to its purest form with tracks like ‘I’m a Child Again’ and their lead single ‘Cold Weather’.
Following their debut release, It’s a Love Thing (2015), the sisters have made an incredible impact on the Canadian country music scene. Having received three CCMA Award nominations, including Interactive Artist/Group of the Year and two nominations for Fiddle Player of the Year (Julie), their most recent single, “Secondhand Gold,” was the Grand Prize Award winner in the Country category of the 2015 John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the 2016 Lennon Award winner for Best Country Song. With twelve BCCMA Award nominations and two Vancouver Island Music Award wins (Country Album of the Year and Song of the Year) to their names, Carli and Julie have been a highly recognized duo throughout the West Coast music community.
"Nothing Short of Awesome!" Cashbox Magazine
Music is as inseparable from their lives as they are from each other, “Everything starts as a duo. We write together, rehearse together, live together, hang out together, tour together. So much togetherness!” And together, these sisters have commanded some of the top stages in Canada and beyond including performances at Canadian Music Week, Canada Place, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Sunfest, Rockin’ River Music Festival, Vancouver Island Exhibition, Vancouver Olympics, and Live at Heart Festival in Sweden.
"...MAN could they play their instruments! These two are true pioneers in the folk, jazz and Celtic genres. Carli is bouncy and effortless on her acoustic while Julie works the fiddle like Jimmy Hendrix on an electric guitar." Lithium Magazine
Having spent the last two years touring extensively throughout North America, the sisters will hit the road once again this holiday season to spread Christmas cheer with their acoustic tour. Get ready to cozy up at one of their famously intimate shows – it’s beginning to look a lot like A Twin Kennedy Christmas.
"These two girls are 100% made for the stage and made to entertain!" Nashville Music Examiner