Kelle is a Toronto-based pop singer/songwriter, originally hailing from Vancouver. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Victoria in 2020, and swiftly moved to Toronto at the end of that year to pursue a career in music. Kelle has over 15 years of performance experience and training, from music and vocal training in Vancouver and Toronto, to dramatic training including studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, the Stratford Shakespeare School in Ontario, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare and the Tarlington Training school in Vancouver.
Kelle grew up surrounded by music. She sang before she could speak and wrote songs before the concept of writing even made sense to her tiny brain. Coming from a family of musicians, she found herself naturally drawn to music at a young age through stories of her Father’s band in Australia and hearing the constant hum of his guitar through her early years. This familial musicianship coupled with her Mother’s optimism and entrepreneurial spirit led to a drive to create, share, and constantly sing. Kelle’s first single, Retrograde, debuted in 2018. She has newly completed recording her first EP, The Feminine Principle, set to release this Fall. Kelle has played at a variety of venues and events in her hometowns of Vancouver and Victoria, such as The Media Club, The Backstage Lounge, Vinyl Envy, and the Vancouver Sun Run. Most recently she has played Commercial Drive Car Free Day, Vancouver Pride’s Picnic In The Park, and The Roxy Vancouver.
In 2021, Kelle completed a successful crowdfunding campaign with Plaid Dog Recording in Boston in support of her debut E.P, during which $9000 was raised in 30 days. The Feminine Principle’s shiny, uplifting dance track, wasting my twenties, was released in 2021 as a promotional single for the campaign, and a taste of what is to come. In April 2023, Kelle self-funded and created her first music video for Tampa, to be released in June as the lead single for The Feminine Principle. As a product of the late 90’s/early 2000’s, Kelle takes inspiration from all that is Pop Culture. Her inspirations include Lady Gaga, Prince, Ariana Grande, SZA, Lorde, Miley Cyrus, Kehlani, and the artists from her early days, including Cat Stevens (Yusuf), Jewel, Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green, and Crosby, Stils & Nash. She is fascinated by the idea of transformation, dramatic displays of private emotion, and spectacle. Through The Feminine Principle, Kelle claims and celebrates femininity in all it’s forms, and turns pain to pink.
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