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.
" Two voices make one singular sensation! "
With years of classical training, including their Bachelor's 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 fiddle, 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.
This magical blend has been recognized internationally - Twin Kennedy was awarded the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their original song “Secondhand Gold,” as well as the Lennon Award for Best Country Song and the Vancouver Island Music Award for Song of the Year. The duo has received three Canadian Country Music Award nominations, including Interactive Artist of the Year and two nominations for Fiddle Player of the Year (Julie), and their music has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Billboard and CMT. To top it all off, the twins were recently named Distinguished Alumni by the University of Victoria. “Wise Woman”, the duo’s new single, is currently spinning on Sirius XM CBC Country.
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.
Twin Kennedy’s family-friendly show has been a hit across North America. Now based in Nashville, TN, the duo crisscrosses the continent multiple times a year, receiving standing ovations everywhere they go. Twin Kennedy has commanded some of the top stages in Canada and beyond including performances at Canada Place, Canadian Music Week, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Sunfest, Rockin’ River Music Festival, Vancouver Olympics, Live at Heart Festival in Sweden and Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café.
The sisters will hit the road again soon with their acoustic duo tour. With the release of a new EP on the way for Fall 2021, Twin Kennedy will be touring across the US and Canada. Get ready to cozy up at one of their famously intimate shows.
"TRULY AMAZING! TWIN KENNEDY THRILLED OUR AUDIENCE WITH A SPECTACULAR SHOW!"
-Presenter, Sundown Concerts
It's like seeing double...
THEIR MUSICAL BOND IS AS STRONG AS THEIR SMALL TOWN ROOTS.
WHO WE ARE
We love every step of the creative process - from writing a song, to recording in the studio, to filming a music video on the beach in ball gowns!
We feel at home when we are on the stage. We started out performing as kids in a family band, and we fell in love with the energy of a live show from day one.
We have performed for over 50,000 students in schools across the US and Canada, and we feel so lucky to get to share our love of music with kids across the continent through shows, masterclasses and workshops.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve spent more time in a car together than most people probably spend in a lifetime! Thousands of miles later, we still love exploring new places both on tour and just for fun!
We’ve grown our career as independent musicians from coffee shops to concert halls, secured six figures in grant funding, and built a business that allows us to see the world, make our own schedule, and create music from the heart.
We've been best friends since the day we were born. We've been womb-mates and roommates, co-creators and co-pilots, and we're bandmates and BFFs for life. Having someone who looks like you, understands you, and always has your back? It's pretty great.