Kelly McMichael is a singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist living in St. John’s, NL. She currently performs as a solo artist under her own name, as well as with her band RENDERS. Kelly plays keys, guitar and backing vocals for local folk pop rock band John along with Joanna Barker, Steve Maloney and Sarah Harris, and Kelly was a co-producer for the album released August 2019. She fronts the local rock cover band Thelma & Louise, and is the lead session guitar player for the all-nations band Eastern Owl. She hosts a weekly residence on Monday nights at The Black Sheep in St. John’s. McMichael has toured Canada, the UK and the US with various projects as a vocalist and instrumentalist. She has expansive experience in the studio and on stage, and is an in-demand performer and collaborator nation-wide. She’s shared the bill with The Stills, Sarah Harmer, Land of Talk, Tegan & Sara, The Hidden Cameras, and Nina Persson (of The Cardigans), among others.
When Kelly McMichael has the microphone, she has your complete attention and command of the room. Whether she is behind a piano, holding a guitar, or accompanied by electronic beats - her voice, songs, and musical mastery cut through the commotion and you are grateful to catch it. She is currently recording her first full length Album with Jake Nicoll in St John's to be released March 2020.