Fire in the Flame – the newest release from London, Ontario duo The Marrieds – is a collection of stories about love, home, and life’s struggles. The band’s third CD carries on a melodic and wistful folk tradition they established with their much-loved Snow Song Trilogy EP (2011), their self-titled debut CD (2011), and its celebrated follow-up Saving Hope (2013).
Jane Carmichael (vocals, ukulele) and Kevin Kennedy (vocals, guitar) are indeed a married couple. They became The Marrieds in December of 2010, when they posted three snow day songs on YouTube during London’s infamous “Snowmageddon” of that year. The songs were viewed over 10,000 times in just a few days, and captured the attention of CBC radio, which made them the Sound of the Day across Canada.
The Marrieds are known for their “folk-country sound filled with playful lyrics and sweet harmonies” (Lori Mastronardi, The London Free Press). They have played for audiences across Canada, winning praise for their songwriting, performances, and charm. They have shared the stage with luminaries including Kathleen Edwards, Rose Cousins, Bahamas, Danny Michel, Lennie Gallant, Ian Thomas, Tommy Cash, Fluke Holland, and many others.
The Marrieds won a 2017 Jack Richardson London Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category, as well as a nomination for Video of the Year for “A Girl Said Yes.” In 2014, they won in the same category and also picked up the CHRW Juried Local Album of the Year Award. Other nominations include being on the short list for Folk Music Ontario’s 2017 Recording Artist of the Year, 2014 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award Finalist, Canadian Folk Music Awards Vocal Group of the Year (2014), and the Toronto Independent Music Awards in the Folk/Roots category (2016, 2012) and Best Music Video (2016).
FESTIVALS / SHOWCASES / TOURS
-Home County Music & Art Festival 2017
-River Rock Music Festival 2017
-Back To The Garden Festival 2017
-Atlantic Canada Tour 2016
– Summer Solstice Festival 2016
– Roots North Music Festival 2015
– Home County Music & Art Festival 2014
– Festival of Small Halls PEI & Atlantic Canada Tour 2014
– Yours to Discover Ontario Tour 2014
– Folk Music Ontario 2014, 2013 Private Showcases
– Indie Week Canada 2013, 2012
– Canadian Coast to Coast Tour 2013
– Via Rail On Board Entertainment Program West Coast 2013
– Canterbury Folk Festival 2013
– NXNE 2013, 2012
– Canadian Music Week 2013, 2012
– Eats ‘N Beats Festival 2013
– VIA Rail On Board Entertainment Program East Coast 2012
– Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase 2012
– S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival 2012
– Home County Music & Art Festival 2012
– Toronto Independent Music Awards Home & Native Sound Series 2012