Kelly McMichael (Polaris Shortlist) and Foods
November 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Photo cred: Dustin Rabin
U of G grad Kelly McMichael (from Peterborough ON, now based in St. John’s NFLD), is known for her commanding presence and versatile songwriting. Kelly’s debut LP ‘Waves’ made the 2022 Polaris Prize Shortlist. It was recorded in St John’s NL with co-producer/ engineer/ drummer/ inventor Jake Nicoll (The Burning Hell). As a multi-instrumentalist and vocal chameleon Kelly’s skills in studio and on the road have been shared with Sarah Harmer, Rouge, Regina Gently, Gentleman Reg, The Burning Hell, Allie X The Hidden Cameras and more. At a live show, Kelly delivers a great performance with unique side players who capture the joy of rock and roll together.
‘Waves’ received international praise for rich production, displaying a timeless range of rock and pop sounds with playful melodies and dreamy textures that touch on retro psychedelia. Clever, sensitive and defiant lyrics push past pain and struggle to celebrate friendship and resilience. LHM Records (Newfoundland label) signed Kelly and released ‘Waves Deluxe’ May 2022 to keep up the album’s momentum. After Two MusicNL Awards the East Coast Music Award for Best Rock Album and The Polaris nod, Kelly McMichael is poised for action.