Kendra Gale is a very talented young singer/songwriter with a unique voice signature and vocal style, her songs often being compared to those of Grace Potter and Carmen Townsend. A multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, guitar and singing, she writes and composes her own music and lyrics. Although coming across as quiet and shy, she expresses herself magnificently with her contemporary pop/rock songwriting. “I just write about the things that go on around me or stuff that has happened in my life, and it seems like people really respond to that,” she said in a recent interview on community television.
Kendra's first self-titled CD was released on August 28, 2006 and was described by Bob Mersereau of the CBC as “… a strong debut, the work of a confident songwriter, offering a rocking edge to her acoustic-based tunes.” The CD has also generated heavy radio airplay on stations such as 102.9 WCRQ Calais, Maine in “The Hot Rotation”, where her song “Wish” was 2 weeks at #1 and in the top 10 for 12 weeks. Kendra is also generating airplay on 98.1 The Wave's “Home Brew” in St. Stephen, N.B., Fredericton, N.B. 106.9 Capital FM's “East Coast Music“, 97.9 CHSR UNB Campus Radio, and the CBC in Moncton and CKEC in New Glasgow, N.S. She also placed #13 on the internet website “Olive's Brain Indie Radio- The Top 20 Albums of 2006“, where her song “Second Thought” is at # 1, received “Best Provincial Female Folk Artist“ with the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Online Awards for 2007, “ Best Provincial Folk CD Album” for 2008 and 2010. Kendra released her second CD “Moments of Nothing” in September 2008. CD number 3 "Paper Blankets" was released September 2010.
The Kendra Gale Band played last year's ECMA's as a trio but in their short time as a two piece they have been making quite an impression around New Brunswick and the Maritimes. Some highlights include a spot at Music New Brunswick Week and playing a headlining show at the Red Herring Pub in St. Andrews, many summer festivals, Galaxie Rising Star competition at the 2012 Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blue Festival and most recently 2 nominations for this years 2012 Music New Brunswick awards held in Moncton.
And with release of their new album, they show no sign of slowing down. On the new cd the rock music is a bit heavier and more self assured, and Kendra's lyrics have grown up right along with her. They have found their sound and it sounds good. In 'Many Names' a new track off the album Kendra belts out "Theres no telling what she'll do or where she'll end up". Well, if the song is any indication, it's clear where The KGB is going to end up…on your mind and in your playlists very soon. CONTACT [email protected] or www.reverbnation.com/kendragale