Member Profile

Jane Carmichael

Fire in the Flame – the brand new CD 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, Bahamas, Danny Michel, Peter Katz, Lennie Gallant, Ian Thomas, and many others.

The Marrieds just recently 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 the 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).