Chris Kirby

Chris is a multi-award winning songwriter, artist and producer with 5 full length solo albums to his credit and over 50 cowrites with the likes of Billy Falcon (Bon Jovi/Faith Hill), Colin MacDonald (The Trews), Stephen Fearing, Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason) and Tim Chaisson. His primary artistic focus is classic R&B/Soul music, but Chris can also be found songwriting/producing across genres including Pop-Rock, Folk & Country.

Songwriting/Career Highlights & Awards:

★ 2016 WINNER of Music Newfoundland’s SOCAN “Songwriter of the Year“ Award
★ 2017 International Folk Music Award “Song of the Year“ NOM for “We Are Love“ as performed by THE ONCE
★ Award-winning songwriter|artist (5 Music NL wins +10-time ECMA nominee)
★ Award-winning producer (Charlie A’Court’s “Triumph & Disaster” – 2 ECMAs)
★ 5 full length records and a catalogue of over 100 songs
★ (10) sync placements including Rookie Blue (ABC), SEED (CW) & CMT
★ Winner of the 2014 Music Newfoundland Music Video of the Year and producer/cowriter for FACTOR Album of the Year (Brianna Gosse – “Aera“);
producer/cowriter on Pop/Rock Recording of the Year nominee (RocketRocketShip)

Co-writing Highlights:

★ Matt Andersen (5M+ YouTube views, 30K albums sold, 2013 European Blues Award, Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge ++)
★ Bruce Wallace (Lindi Ortega/DocWalker/Dierks Bentley/Trace Adkins)
★ Billy Falcon (ole- Bon Jovi/Faith Hill)
★ Colin MacDonald (The Trews)
★ Mike Fiorentino (Nettwerk–Bubba Sparxxx/Colt Ford)
★ Troy Sampson (Nettwerk)
★ Jason Mingo (Meaghan Smith)
★ Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Mason)
★ Eddie Schwartz (multiple JUNO, BMI, SOCAN award-winning songwriter)
★ Tim Chaisson (2013 ECMA “Roots Solo Recording of the Year”; 2014 ECMA “Song of the Year” & “Songwriter of the Year” nominee for “The Healing”)
★ Stephen Fearing (2014 ECMA “Folk Recording of the Year” nominee)
★ Kim Wempe (2014 ECMA Pop Recording of the Year & Video nominee)
★ Charlie A’Court (2013 ECMA Blues and R&B/Soul Recordings of the Year; 2014 Maple Blues “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” nominations)

Sync Placements:

★ Rookie Blue S5 (ABC)
★ Heartland (CBC)
★ Seed S2 (CW/City TV)
★ Relative Happiness (film)
★ Live at the Edison (CMT)
★ Ruby Skye PI (Web Series)
★ The Telegram (Theme Song)
★ Port Hope (CBC)
★ Being Erica (CBC)
★ Destinations St. Johns

Album Cuts (other artists) *partial list:

★ (2) The Once “We Win Some We Lose” (2016)
★ (1) Keith Mullins “Alive” (2016)
★ (1) Matt Andersen “Honest Man” (2016)
★ (1) East Pointers “Secret Victory” (2015)
★ (7) Tim Chaisson “Lost in Light” (2015)
★ (7) Brianna Gosse “Aera” (2014)
★ (2) RocketRocketShip “Shake it Off” (2014)
★ (1) The Secrets “Break Even“ (2014)
★ (1) Stephen Fearing “Between Hurricanes” (2013)
★ (3) Tim Chaisson “The Other Side” (2013)
★ (2) Kim Wempe “Coalition” (2013)
★ (5) Charlie A’court “Triumph & Disaster” (2012)