KIRA       Gosselin

KIRA Gosselin

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

KIRA is like an ice cream sundae, rich with layers of chocolate and sprinkles! KIRA = Jack.J meets Ben Harper meets K-OS, add killer, spine tingling female vocals that range from folk/roots/pop to urban/gospel/soul and finally the cherry on top...mature, catchy, and intriguing song writing. High 5!

Biography

KIRA

Whether, KIRA is writing or performing or working as a community support worker and/or running her own childcare business, her energy is infectious to those around her. Born and raised in Kamloops B.C, KIRA found her love for performing at a very early age and studied music and theatre for 8 years before beginning her professional career as the lead singer of the band Soul Patch, playing over 100 shows a year for several years with this dynamic funk/R&B act.
Presently, KIRA is found either leading her 6 piece world fusion dance band Earthbound (www.earthboundmusic.ca), or performing her solo material of which she is currently finishing her debut solo album (www.kiramusic.ca). Featuring songs that have a positive message, and an edgy and truthful mixture of pop, rock, folk/roots, and urban groove, KIRA has been described as, "Nora Jones meets Annie Lennox (97.5 The River’s Ara Andonian).
On back up vocals and acoustic guitar and piano, long time musical partner, Evan Wilds makes the song delivery complete and satisfying. KIRA has a presence that is demanding and a voice and writing style that is mature, dynamic and edgy. This was validated by Earthbound’s win as Best New Artist/Group 2007 and nominated KIRA as Best Female Artist at the BCIMA’s.
From nature to nurture, one thing is for sure, KIRA was meant to perform and deliver, KIRA says “I’ve always known that my most basic and innate purpose in life is to to sing in a way that empowers and encourages. …Whenever I have lost my way I have reminded myself of one thing, I am voice”!
KIRA’s voice has been heard on many stages now, from WCT’s Musical Production, “Little Shop of Horrors”, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Kelowna Blues Fest, Kelowna Life and Arts Festival, Komasket Music Festival, Celebrate Canada Day-Kamloops, as well as opening with Earthbound for Colin James, BCIMA’s 2008 performing artist and a 3 time recording artist, KIRA is here to stay! “there is quite simply no other road for me” says KIRA.
KIRA and Earthbound have been pleased with their single tracks being rotated across Canada by several radio stations and especially with the support of radio stations 98.3 (Maggie Knows and Touched), CFBX, B-100 (Touched and Find Yourself), 97.5 (Invisible and Letting Go) and CBC for airplay of the single “Maggie Knows”.
Contact:
Mark Greenhalgh
250-864-9190
mark@oneworldmedia.tv

Lyrics

Rocket Ship

Written By: KIRA (Gosselin)

Rocket Ship
(copyright 2004)

I got home at midnight, last night
To a message on the phone.
So I did, I answered it
and my knees fell to the floor.
When were you crying out, giving up and letting go?
When were you so filled up?
That nothing even mattered?

When did the lights fade out from the beauty you created?
While standing up amongst the masses could not penetrate it
If you had been a Rocket Ship you'd have the wings to fly
But you were bounded by us....we couldn’t even try
No...Not I

You were acting on the stage
When the laughter rose and the lights did fade
So you danced your psycho dance
But you kept us all up because you stayed
So I wonder, are you free now
Can you see now what you needed back then?
So I wonder are you free now can you feel now what you needed back then

When did the lights fade out from the beauty you created?
While standing up amongst the masses could not penetrate it
If you had been a Rocket Ship you'd have the wings to fly
But you were bounded by us....we couldn’t even try
No...Not I

You caught the next stop, looked up
I hope your heading home.
So you did, you mastered it.
I hope you are headed home
Can you see now?
Can you see now?
Can you feel now?
Can you feel now?
Oh Girl, I hope you are headed home

Discography

Believe In Love: Soul Patch co. 2001
12 songs

6 song EP KIRA (Small World Studios)
-Havarti
-Good love
-Who Are You To Judge Me
Radio play @ 98.3 Kamloops Best Rock

Earthbound- Earthbound

songs from release to go to Radio
98.3 (Maggie Knows and Touched), CFBX, B-100 (Touched and Find Yourself), 97.5 (Invisible and Letting Go) and CBC for airplay of the single “Maggie Knows"

Upcoming!!!!!
KIRA"s first full length solo release

Set List

KIRA

Performs 2 sets (but can provide 3 when needed) of 50 min each. The setlists are comprised of(approx) 85% of original music and 15% covers.

(all songs written by KIRA solely and/or Evan Wilds and/or members of Earthbound unless otherwise noted)

Set One

Already are
Love Remains The Same
Touched
Brown eyes blue (Ben Harper)
Find yourself
Yalakom Shuffle
Is this love (Bob Marley)
Weightlessness
Silent Chaos
Interlaced
Time is Irrelevant
Havarti

Set 2

Fly paper (K-OS)
Redesign my behavior
Sun will rise
Fortune in love
Time is Irrelevant
Monsters
Rocket Ship
Sometimes (the Brand New Heavies)
Invisible
Letting go
Maggie knows