ABOUT

 

Photo by Daniel Ledwell

Kinley Dowling is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

While she’s well known as a member of Newfoundland’s indie ensemble Hey Rosetta!, she’s also an emerging singer-songwriter and recently released her solo debut album Letters Never Sent as KINLEY in October 2016.

The seven-song album was recorded at the Hill Sound Studio in Charlottetown and produced by Paper Lions' Colin Buchanan. Thayne Campbell of Sorrey, Andy MacDonald of Two Hours Traffic, Andrew Murray of English Words. and singer-songwriter Rose Cousins also contributed to the record. Each song is letter of sorts, addressed to a different and specific person, and brought to life in a tropically tinged indie-pop style that is an overall treat for the senses. 

As many local and regional acts know, Kinley is one of the most sought after string players when a group decides to make an album. She has recorded on over 50 records over the span of her career and her album credits include: Hey Rosetta!, Matt Mays, Jenn Grant, Two Hours Traffic, Molly Rankin, In Flight Safety, Buck 65, Classified, Rita McNeil, Dennis Ellsworth, and many more. 

She’s also seen multiple appearances with Grammy-winning artist Anne Murray. As a member of Hey Rosetta!, Kinley has toured Australia, USA, Canada and Europe multiple times, appearing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road tour.