Born in B.C, music has been a part of her life since the day she was born. Kandle is the daughter of Canadian Music Icon Neil Osborne, lead singer and guitarist of legendary band 54-40. Kandle has done anything but ride the coattails, however. She is an incredibly talented songwriter, musician and performer, with a style and a voice distinctly her own.
Kandle first picked up the guitar and started writing her own songs at the age of 14. Within two years, she had formed her first band with her sister Coral, The Blue Violets. They were eventually joined by Louise Burns on guitar and lead vocals. Blue Violets toured extensively throughout Canada and China.
By the time the Blue Violets split, Kandle had plenty of her own material. She threw herself into perfecting her own voice, and settled herself into the Montreal Indie-Folk scene. She has opened for Coeur de pirate, and has performed at Osheaga. In 2012 she released her 6 track debut EP, Kandle, which was produced by Neil Osborne, and featured Broken Social Scene's Sam Goldberg on guitars and bass. She recently collaborated with legendary Québecois musician Jimmy Hunt.
Kandle is now set to release her first full length album late February, In the Flames. She will be touring France in the Spring, and her album is also to be released in the US. Kandle will be on the show tonight, along with Sam Goldberg, and Jason Kent. They will be performing an acoustic set of songs from her upcoming album. If you still haven't heard of Kandle Osborne, trust me, you will soon be a fan.
It wouldn't be The Strombo Show without The Magnificent Seven, the top seven tunes of the week ...
.. and lastly, the Big Lie-Down or the Collective Horizontal, where George tucks you in to bed with the mellowest of tunes.