Kiol is a London based singer-songwriter, musician (multi-instrumentalist) and producer born in Turin (IT). His songs are full of melodies, in a land between alternative folk, soul and funk music. His productions are influenced by rock artists like Arctic Monkeys, Stone Temple Pilot, Radiohead and David Bowie but also hip hop/nu soul stars like Mac Miller, Anderson Paak, A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie and the italian Salmo.
He started playing with some bands like The Rules Breaker, Mud Of Shame and The Wicked in his hometown.
When he moved to Mallow, in Ireland, for the summer school he was still a drummer. During this period he has been encouraged to sing by some irish fellas who started calling him “CEOL”, pronounced “KIOL”, that means MUSIC in Gaelic. That’s the moment when Kiol took the road of songwriting.
Thanks to his first EP “I COME AS I AM”, released with Warner Music Benelux on the 6th of January 2017, he played more than 100 gigs around europe. His second single “HARD THINGS”, has been produced at the Grouse Lodge Studio in Ireland by Dani Castelar, Gavin Fitzjohn and Dave Nelson aka LONG RUN. In February 2018 he has been invited by Natalie Imbruglia to open her UK tour and he shared the stage with many international acts as Placebo, Patty Smith, Joan Baez, Editors, Tom Speight, and many others.
In 2019 he worked in London with Dimitri Tikovoi (Placebo, Blondie, Goldfrapp) to produce new songs. Among these, “Mallow” is the song dedicated to the Irish village where everything started….