Bio

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

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

Their songs have gone 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.   

The duo was lucky enough to received funding from Creative BC's Amplify program in 2019 to record an EP, live video and  music video which they have been working on releasing material from, starting with the release of their tune 'Why Do We Love Like This' September 2019. 

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: Maya Hunter-McMartin

Photographer: Maya Hunter-McMartin

Press

"“Based out of Vancouver, the duo Kelly & Gibson mix like a fine wine and good conversation as the two who “are trying to find good harmony” do so in a seamless and alluring manner. We here at Precision Select are happy the duo have blasted on the map for us after already making major moves in the music industry. With the professional touch these music sensations bring to the table we are sure this is just the start. We can’t stop falling back into “Why Do We Love Like This” simply because it’s just a well rounded beautiful piece with immersive vocals." 

-Precision Select  

 

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

 

 "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 

 

Why do we Love Like this picked as #2 by the Permanent Rain Press for their September Under the Radar series.