Jon Mckiel

Jon Mckiel


A theropeutic translation of introspective relationtionships; Jon emulates the very modesty that elludes one's morality at one time or another. His voice is an undivided pledge to his audience, perfectly complimented by an honest, woody acoustic guitar tone.


Jon resides in Calgary Alberta and sometimes Halifax Nova Scotia.
The music combines the raw acoustic feel of a singer songwriter with the driving bass lines and hard hitting drums typical of something louder and more abrasive.

Jon Mckiel's songs have been described as ones that can make you fall in love without even
knowing it. What started as a solo project as an album of mainly folk songs has turned into
a full band effort taking Jon and the band across Canada. The music is sincere and the delivery
is precise, heartfelt and intelligent. The debut cd was named one of The Coast Weekly's Top 50 worldwide of 06, as well Jon has been nominated for three Music Nova Scotia Awards including Best Male Performance, Best new artist and Best Alternative recording. The songs speak for themselves having the qualities of the traditional songwriter mixed with synth, bass and electric guitar. The overall product is an eclectic mix of indie meets folk and has earned the band much exposure and applause since the release of the album. The band is happy to be touring to support the album and has shared the stage with friends and bands like Matt Mayes, Joel Plaskett, Wintersleep, Cuff the Duke, and Brian Borcherdt. For now Jon Mckiel continues to tour and looks forward to the release of the next record slated sometime in the mid new year.


Debut full length album was recorded in November of 05 at J. Lapointe's Archive Mastering Studio and was released in March 06. It is considered to be one of Halifax's best of 2006 (Coast weekly). It has recieved airplay on cbc as well as many University and Mainstream stations across Canada.

Set List

Set list at the moment can be between 50 mins and just over an hour. All original works.