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KINLEY Dowling
KINLEY is a talented PEI songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who spent ten years touring the world with Hey Rosetta!. She released her self-titled sophomore album in 2020. Since the release of her first solo album in 2016, she has enjoyed many successes including two ECMA and six Music PEI awards.

Songs from KINLEY’s albums have been placed in film, TV, commercials and web series. Her music video for ‘Microphone’, has been placed in the grade 9 health program in the PEI school system since 2018 to help teach students about consent and sexual assault. In February, 2021, she launched her subscription based teaching website “ViolinWithKINLEY.COM” for all digital platforms and apps.

KINLEY toured the globe as a member of Newfoundland’s indie ensemble Hey Rosetta! for ten years. She now writes and records her own material. She also writes and records string tracks for many artists in her home studio.

KINLEY is one of the most sought after string players when violin or viola are required for a studio album. She has recorded on over 500 tracks and her album credits include: Kathleen Edwards, Madison Violet, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, Hey Rosetta!, Matt Mays, Classified, Rita McNeil and many more.

KINLEY has toured Australia, USA, Canada and Europe multiple times, appearing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road tour. She’s also seen multiple appearances with Grammy-winning artist Anne Murray.

Awards / Accomplishments:
2021 Music PEI Awards: Digital Achievement Award, Video of the Year Award for “Run with You”.
Jul 2021 - Released the ‘We All Take Turns To Grow’ theme song for the NuWelcom app.
Feb 2021 - Launched the ‘’ teaching website for all digital platforms.
Dec 2020 - Performed in the national Facebook live "Concert for Socks" show with Paul Murphy (Wintersleep), Jenn Grant, Skye Wallace and others.
Nov 2020 - Released the ‘Run With You’ video recorded at the Red Shores Racetrack. It was promoted by several large harness racing websites in North America.
Oct 2020 - Released the ‘Tuesday’s Child’ video recorded during a Cavendish Beach Music Festival concert.

Song Placements:
Oct 2021 - "Microphone" in the Compulsus film directed by Tara Thorne
Dec 2020 - “Blackbird 2.0” in a PEI Cavendish Trails commercial
Oct 2020 - “Run With You” in a PEI Tourism commercial
Aug 2020 - “Golden Days” in the movie “Spinster” starring Chelsea Peretti
Jul 2020 - “Microphone” in an independent film