Bio

  • Hometown: Vancouver
  • Genre: Pop 
  • Time Active: Since April 2017

Just a boy and a girl trying to find a good harmony.      

Now based in Vancouver, Chris and Nicole met in Montreal, at a merch table while both fronting their own bands. They began collaborating by making duo versions of popular songs on YouTube.      

After acquiring over a half a million views on their YouTube videos, which landed them a spot on MTV, they realized the potential in writing their own original music.      

The duo self-released their debut EP ‘Out of the Dark’ single by single. Songs from their first EP went on to be finalists in multiple international songwriting competitions. Most notably coming 4th in Linkin Parks Open Labs Stagelight Competition, the duo also won do250 Cumberland Wild festival competition, scoring them a spot at the festival.   

After a successful first summer of touring as a 5-piece, sharing the stage with notable acts such as Shari Ulrich and Elliot Brood, the duo received funding from Creative BC's Amplify program to record an EP, live video and  music video which they have been working on as well as doing a summer run of shows. 

Described as 'Gemini pop’ their ‘two voices work as fraternal twins that mirror, support and split from each other’.

Awards:

Semi-Finalist 2018 - Unsigned only - Swim to You  

Winner - Cumberland Wild Festival 2018 

Finalist - Global Peace Song Award - 2017 - Battleborn 

Nominee - Hollywood Songwriting Competition - 2017 - Swim to You 

Semi-Finalist- Unsigned only - 2017 - Out Of The Dark 

4th place - International Open Labs Stagelight Competition - 2017 - Out Of The Dark 

Nominee - Hollywood Songwriting Competition (2016) - Out of the Dark 

Finalist - Hollywood songwriting contest (2015) - Ghost of You

 

Music

Photos

Photographer: Kelli Lane

Photographer: Kelli Lane

Press

"I found their music and was utterly charmed." - Shari Ulrich

 

"Anthemic and melodic pop rock that was made for mainstream radio, if only mainstream radio knew what it was doing" - Rob Jones

 

"Their style could be described as Gemini pop. The two voices work as fraternal twins that mirror, support and split from each other" - Jeremy Shepherd

 

“No doubt Chris Kelly & Nicole Gibson have a prosperous career ahead of them both, with their attention to detail transforming the insignificant into the extraordinary. But it is their authenticity and emotional resonance in their music, that will make them stars.” - The Soundshark

 

"“It feels as though Chris and Nicole have struck gold.” - WaveByte 

 

"The pair is lively and impassioned, beaming with strong harmonies as they sing about chasing dreams, and capturing those once-in-a-lifetime sentiments.- The Permanent Rain Press