“Sign on the Road is an uplifting piece that our ears surely do need right now. Forge ahead The Sun Harmonic; we need you now more than ever. ”– The Indie Source (Hollywood, CA)
“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 (New Brunswick)
“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)
The Sun Harmonic is a solo folk act that grew into a rock and roll band and the main creative outlet for Canadian composer Kaleb Hikele since 2009. An eclectic songwriter and adventurous recording artist from Toronto's east end, raised in the small town of St.Thomas, Ontario. After a decade using his stage name, the artist was gratefully showcased by Canada's Walk of Fame in downtown Toronto and Festival Du Voyageur in Winnipeg 2020. The trio will be releasing a new folk/rock EP called "It's All Okay, Thanks To You" in April 17.
A classically trained pianist first and folk/rock songwriter second, The Sun Harmonic started performing in 2009 as a solo artist and has continued to expand his material and live concerts across Canada. He's been accompanied by opera singers, a chamber string orchestra and is currently backed by a rock and roll trio since 2018. Kaleb carves his powerful independent albums from his home studio in Toronto, creating recordings that have been played across the country on CBC Radio and campus radio stations. Kaleb has remained constant with his recorded output, side projects of various genres and artist names entirely. He follows muse and ambition without reservation as a songwriter.
On record, The Sun Harmonic debuted with three solo albums in 2009-10 and then toured from the east to the west coast of Canada as a solo artist. Kaleb blossomed creatively with a songwriting project that revolved around the piano and the season of winter. He worked on writing, recording and creating the album, only during the season of winter, for 8 years - and in 2017 debuted the album simply titled "Winter". It is a concept double album blending genre with folk, rock, jazz and classical musings. With two new singles released in 2019, In The Forest and A Heart So Heavy, he set off on a solo tour of Ontario to celebrate his first ten years as an indie songwriter and musician.
Kaleb Hikele comes to life on stage with his rock band or an intimate solo performance on guitar and piano, carrying his career spanning catalog of original music in hand. He sings from the hart and bares soul through his songs.