Aidan Knight

Aidan Knight

 Victoria, British Columbia, CAN

" Versicolour is a wholly treasured harmony." - Exclaim!


Victoria's Aidan Knight isn't entirely opposed to being labeled a singer-songwriter; He certainly has some shared
characteristics with the likes of Nick Drake and Ben Kweller. His early life, from growing up in a second-hand
store in Chinatown to drumming in a hardcore band, certainly reads like a biography of one such traveled
musician. But Knight's musical ambitions stretch much further than the quiet and introspective leanings.
Musically, Knight inhabits a variety of music genres from folk, pop and experimental utilizing gritty spring reverb,
electronic autoharp, live looping, and octave viola both live and in the studio. His 2010 solo debut Versicolour
made critics take note; earning him a CBC Radio 3 Award for Best Canadian Song for ‘Jasper.’ As well as landing
him on best-of lists across the county. Knight embarked on an exhaustive tour schedule which included sharing
bills with Patrick Watson, Frank Black (The Pixies), Damien Jurado, Tegan & Sara, Karkwa, and good friends and
collaborator Dan Mangan. Versicolour really gave the first glimpse of a new, strong songwriting voice. With
comparisons being drawn to Andrew Bird, Hayden and Wilco. Knight continued a prolific 2011 with the Friendly
Fires 7" release, which like Versicolour, was universally adored by critics and fans alike. 2012 will see a new album
released in the fall and extensive touring both domestically and abroad.

Click the link below to see Aidan perform 'Knitting Something Nice For You' on Southern Souls.


Friendly Fires EP 2010

Versicolour 2010