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The Sun Harmonic

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The moniker of The Sun Harmonic belongs to Kaleb Hikele, an eclectic musician and genre bending Canadian songwriter. Years ago, a rock frontman. Yesterday, a folk introvert. Today, he is a poetic piano man.

Kaleb has recently released a selection of 3 ‘Winter’ songs called Into The Sky Above, a friend and follow-up to last years After We Fly. These recordings were chosen from a larger project that revisits Kaleb’s earlier classical roots and first love, the piano. This conceptual double-album is a big idea with a simple name – Winter.

The Sun Harmonic has shared his music performing live across the country, touring as a solo folk artist to both the west and east coast of Canada. His recordings have aired on various campus and commercial radio stations with rave reviews, while reaching an even wider audience with his signature handmade CD’s that have been mailed around the world.

Kaleb is a prolific artist who has maintained a constant output of diverse recordings since 2004. As The Sun Harmonic he released a self-titled album in 2009, followed by two full-length LP’s in 2010 entitled Chemistry and Season. He returned with a rock couplet calledThe Eight of Hearts before revealing his ongoing piano project to the public.

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′). This lead to his new body of work, an album appropriately called Winter, that features 22 piano songs with one vision. He believes it it to be his truest artistic statement to date.

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. If you research his involvement in other musical tangents, you will find: King Snake Crawl, The Broadview Band, Hikele’s ongoing “Demonstration” recordings and Moon Melody albums. He is always searching for his next recording adventure and artistic outlet.

In the past, a rock musician – day dreaming. In the present, an aspiring piano man – for the masses. In the future, he is a record – forever spinning…


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