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“To The Blue is a blissed-out folkie piece, with a gorgeous catchy melody and a Cat Stevens vibe. With mentions of rivers running to the sea, long driving afternoons and the sweet silences of couples, it feels just like, you know, Canada. The whole album should be quite a trip.”

– Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Albums author (New Brunswick)

“Their stunning musicality is a breath of fresh air in the ever-changing music scene, and The Sun Harmonic are right at the top of the game. “It’s All Okay Thanks to You,” is a marvelous masterpiece that will send you comfort during these times.”

– Live in Limbo (Toronto)

“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, LA)

“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, Ontario)

BIOGRAPHY:

 

The Sun Harmonic is a Canadian folk-rock outfit led by small town songwriter Kaleb Hikele, an adventurous composer and prolific recording artist based in Toronto's east end. Kaleb is releasing his anticipated and truly Canadian folk album, Coast to Coast, recorded cross-country over the last 5 years; the first single, tracked in Ottawa and Montreal, is called 'To the Blue'. Coast to Coast will be released on vinyl and CD on Canada Day, July 1st, followed by digital and streaming on October 1st, 2021.

 

With nothing to hide, Kaleb has released independent music from his home studio for 11 years, garnering rave reviews from Canadian music veterans and American music publications. On record, The Sun Harmonic debuted with three solo albums in 2009-10' before quietly writing and recording an ambitious concept album (created only in the winter season, written only on the piano). After eight years of creation and downfalls, he revealed the double album through a sold out crowdfunding campaign; it ranged from folk to jazz to classical, with a simple title, 'Winter'. He followed up this massive project with a simple 7" record; A Heart So Heavy was released to rave reviews in the spring of 2019 and Kaleb set off on a solo tour to celebrate ten years as The Sun Harmonic. 

 

In his first decade he toured from coast to coast in Canada as a solo artist, later accompanied by opera singers and a chamber string orchestra, and now he is backed by a rock and roll trio. The band's last gig was on the main stage in Winnipeg, showcased by Canada's Walk of Fame, at Festival Du Voyageur in 2020, just weeks before the pandemic hit. The band's latest EP 'It's All Okay, Thanks To You' was released on vinyl in partnership with Record Store Day Canada in April 2020, featuring an infectious single spinning for over 25 weeks in heavy rotation on satellite radio. The trio is booked for studio time to record their first full-length record as a band in 2021, it will be Kaleb's sixth Sun Harmonic studio album.

INFO

Living // Toronto, Canada
Born //  St. Thomas, Ontario
 
Active Since //  2009
 
Past & Present Side Projects //
 
King Snake Crawl
The Other Birds
The Broadview Band
Low Hanging Lights
Kaleb Hikele (solo records)
The Capitol
Far From Freedom
 
 
Band Members //
Kaleb Hikele (piano, guitar + vocals)
Dave Skrtich (drums + moral support)
Ian McLennan (bass guitar + vocals)
 
Genres // Folk/Rock (with soul, jazz and classical taste)
 
Sun Harmonic Discography //
A Dream I've Had (Single, 2020)
It's All Okay, Thanks To You (EP 2020)
A Heart So Heavy (7" vinyl, spring 2019)
In The Forest (single, Apr 2019)
Songs By Strangers:
   Duets & B-Sides (2017 covers 2xLP)
Winter (2017 double LP)
The Sun with Heart Strings (2017 live EP)
Into The Sky Above (2016 EP)
After We Fly (2015 LP)
The Eight of Hearts (2013 EP)
Songs by Strangers (2013 covers LP)
Season (2010 LP)
Chemistry (2010 LP)
The Sun Harmonic (self-titled, 2009 LP)