KIOL is a 21 years old singer-songwriter and musician. His songs are full of pop melodies, alternative folk and bluesy rhythms and are influenced by songwriters like Paolo Nutini, Tom Odell and James Bay.
His last single “HARD THINGS” ( November 2017 ) has been produced at the Grouse Lodge Studio in Ireland by Paolo Nutini’s producer Dani Castelar and musicians Gavin Fitzjohn (brass and piano) and Dave Nelson (co-writing and guitar) who are also known as Long Run. It has been premiered on Clash magazine UK.
He is now working in London with Dimitri Tikovoi to produce his new songs and he will be out touring again in September 2018 with gigs in France, Germany, Lithuania, Swiss, Italy, Uk, Netherland and Belgium.
Since he started touring in January 2017 he played more than 75 gigs in UK, Ireland, France, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg in venues and festivals such O2 Academy Islington, O2 Academy Liverpool, Grand Social, Botanique, Melkweg, KultureFabrik, The Garage, Tramshed, The Old Blue Last, St.Pancras Old Church, Eurosonic,The Louisiana, Europavox Festival, Leeds Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wavesvienna, Home Festival, MiAmi, Apolide, Surfana Festival, Sofar sound and many others.
In February 2018 he has been invited by Natalie Imbruglia to open her UK tour followed by few shows with the American artist Sarah Darling.
Some more facts about KIOL :
KIOL has been selected for the Europavox Coaching Export Programme together with other 6 artists from 7 different countries.
His song “Wrinkless” was chosen for a huge advertising campaign for the new FIAT 500 DEEZER in Benelux.
During the time he spent in Ireland he has been encouraged to sing by some Irish fellas who started calling him “CEOL”, pronounced “KIOL”, that means MUSIC in Gaelic!