“Such grandiose ambition—such direct heart”
– Jack Rabid,
Big Takeover (Brooklyn, NY)
“He introduces jazz moves, classical ideas, and lush pop, with cello, trumpet, and a grand chorus of voices among the guests. With a fine, soothing voice as well, Hikele has done wonders for the piano player.”
– Bob Mersereau,
Top 100 Canadian Singles Blog
“After We Fly gratifyingly takes his body of work to a brilliant new plateau… exhilarating listen that creates a world of its own”
– Rod Nicholson,
SCENE Magazine (London)
Origin // St. Thomas, Canada
Current Residence // Toronto
Established // 2009
Past & Present Side Projects //
The Other Birds
Kaleb Hikele (solo records)
The Sun Harmonic is a Canadian jazz-rock artist with songwriter and recording artist Kaleb Hikele at the helm; a folk storyteller, a poetic piano man, a rock and roll frontman.
The Sun Harmonic, a longtime Toronto based solo artist, has released two new singles in Spring 2019, In The Forest and A Heart So Heavy, and is touring Ontario to celebrate his first decade as The Sun Harmonic. This comes after Kaleb finally shared his most ambitious and heartfelt release yet - the complete Winter album, a project that revisits Kaleb's earlier classical roots and love of the piano. This conceptual double-album is a big idea with a simple name, eight winter seasons in the making.
The Sun Harmonic has shared his music performing live as a solo folk artist from the east to the west coast of Canada. Kaleb is a prolific artist who has maintained a constant output of diverse recordings since 2004, his recordings have aired on CBC and campus radio stations with rave review since 2009. With the release of a self-titled album he debuted the name The Sun Harmonic, and followed this up with two full-length LP's in 2010 named Chemistry and Season. After sidetracking with The Broadview Band album in 2012, Kaleb returned to The Sun with a rock couplet called The Eight of Hearts before revealing his ongoing piano project to the public through an 8 song preview After We Fly in 2015.
In 2014, he reinvented himself in his home recording studio when he faced a songwriting assignment that he had been composing, during only the cold months of winter, for four consecutive years (2010-14'). It wasn't for a few years that he would share the full Winter album - with 22 songs at 88 minutes long (yes, one minute for every key) he believes this is his truest artistic statement to date. The album was released privately through a sold out crowd-funding campaign in March 2017 and is now streaming on the internet, 365 days a year.
Kaleb Hikele is an artist who wears many hats; woven from the influence of classical piano and folk-style guitar, stemming from his record collection of jazz, soul and rock vinyl. You'll find him as the lead vocalist for the hard rock EP by King Snake Crawl, songwriter and studio musician for The Broadview Band LP, and behind the production of Canadian indie albums released by his own record label Moon Melody. He is always searching for his next recording adventure and artistic outlet, singing his songs just as he wears his heart on his sleeve.
A day dreamer. A piano man. A rock and roll singer! A record - forever spinning...