Kaley Kinjo is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Alberta, Canada. As a songwriter, Kaley has a wide versatility, ranging from acoustic roots and reggae, to folk rock, country or pop. As a singer and performer, Kinjo has a unique presence, pleasing crowds where ever he goes with his strong vocals, great musicianship or groovy rhythms. His insightful lyrics are carefully crafted together with catchy hooks and memorable melodies
over a backdrop of experienced musicality and performing talent. Recently, Kinjo has been living partly in Japan collaborating and working with ar tists there, as well as touring and performing.
As a bassist and multi-instrumentalist, Kaley has also performed with dozens of different artists, on stage and in the studio, in many genres and a wide variety of settings; from 10 person capacity coffee shops to 20,000+ person crowds. From backing folk artists in intimate spaces, to rocking thousands of dancers at festivals. Kaley has appeared on radio and television programs in Western Canada, as well as programs in Japan and Australia.
During his years playing bass for a g ypsy rock band called the Plaid Tongued Devils, Kinjo toured Western Canada and Europe, billing with folk, roots, and world music groups.
Kinjo has returned to his father’s roots recently, spending time in
Okinawa in Southern Japan (an island distinct for its musical heritage) performing and collaborating with artists there. He has had the pleasure of working with popular artists in Japan (Alberto Shiroma, Diamantes, Kazufumi Miyazawa) and has performed on multiple television commercials and stage productions there as well. Kaley also has a project with his brother Jory, under the name Kinjo Brothers. The Kinjo Brothers tour in Japan yearly, and have performed at multiple festivals by invitation (WUF Festival and the Naha Matsuri Festival).
Kaley has performed with his brother’s groups and The Mocking Shadows many times in the past on vocals, bass, keyboards, guitar and even percussion.
Kinjo will be releasing his 2nd album of originals entitled “Starboard View” in early 2019. Kaley is also working on an album of english versions of popular Japanese Songs.
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