With the grit of a 90's grunge front man and the charm of a southern gentleman, Brett Kingswell's unique brand of northern roots country rock is turning heads, perking ears and stomping feet in its wake.
The life of this razor sharp rock and roll vagabond began in small town Port Elgin, Ontario. After picking up a guitar for the first time at the age of 23, the path of music became natural for this unsuspecting artist, prolific singer/songwriter, and magnetic performer.
A firefighter, actor and artist, this Canadian super talent has rocked stages across the continent, having shared the spotlight with such revered acts as Everclear, I Mother Earth, and David Wilcox. In addition to his powerful stage presence and in-person vigor, Brett has written and recorded with Grammy winning engineers, and has worked closely with members of Alice Cooper, Megadeath, Fuel and Kings X, to name a few.
Brett has also had major licensing success, with original works featured on Canadian and U.S. national television and film, including ABC’s hit daytime soap opera, “One Life to Live”.
Presently trucking down a path of country rock, Brett has teamed up with of Toronto's hottest producers, Ron Allen of The Hive Studios and 360 Artist Management. Together the dynamic duo are formulating Brett's latest solo project; a hook heavy, groove laden collection of swampy country hits, headed by Brett's raspy drawl and infectious lyrics.
Playing with some of Canada’s top musician’s, Brett has a posse of dedicated and devoted fans, and is currently hitting stages across the country, and is quickly gaining momentum in becoming an All-Canadian, country music star.
Brett "Jackfish" Kingswell on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, playing with lead guitarist Greg Keyes (Philosopher Kings), drummer Jason Pierce (Raine Maida, Melissa Auf Der Maur) and bassist Dave McMillan (Fefe Dobson)
Carnival Divine - ep, 2003
Jackfish River - ep, 2006
Currently working on full length country album, with Toronto producer Ron Allen and 360 Management
Lots of college Radio and streaming airplay
There are no upcoming dates at this time.