Camille and Kennerly Kitt
|Camille and Kennerly Kitt|
Promo picture for an electric harp duet video
|Other names||Camille and Kennerly
|Occupation||Harpists, Actresses, Arrangers|
Camille and Kennerly comprise an internationally performing rock harp duo The Harp Twins. They are most well known for their duet arrangements of contemporary songs from artists including Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Blue Oyster Cult, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Guns N' Roses, U2, Coldplay, and Journey, as well as music scored for video games, films, and television. The Harp Twins have posted 50 music videos on YouTube; their cover of "Stairway to Heaven" alone garnering 2 million YouTube hits.
Bailey Johnson, writing at the CBS News "Feed Blog", described their arrangement of The Cranberries' "Zombie" as an "elegant, wistful and an excellent tribute". Huffington Post arts reporter Mallika Rao said of their Game of Thrones theme arrangement: "Yes, there have been other attempts to cover Ramin Djawadi's haunting tune before, but this one is now the only one." Music theorist and harpist Megan Bledsoe remarks that while groups like Harptallica and the Harp Twins provide a new perspective on previous instrumentation choices within these genres, she notes that "the resulting sound of these ensembles, which very closely resembles any harp duet throughout history ... ultimately perpetuates the angelic, calm, feminine stereotypes of the instrument."
The twins began playing piano as children, followed by the harp in junior high school. They earned money for their first harp by taking on jobs such as babysitting and dog-walking in order to show their mom they were serious about playing the harp. Their first harp was a pre-owned lever harp.
Both sisters hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance and graduated with highest honors at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. They are also third degree black belts in Taekwondo, and former Taekwondo instructors. The twins are also Distinguished Experts in rifle marksmanship and were competitive swimmers for many years. They have also appeared in several films.
- Harp Attack (December 2013). Harp covers of rock and metal songs.
|1. Fear of the Dark||6:22|
|2. Send Me an Angel||4:20|
|3. Nothing Else Matters||5:33|
|4. Paint It Black||3:35|
|5. Don't Fear the Reaper||4:19|
|6. It's My Life||2:32|
|7. Smoke On the Water||3:33|
|8. Wish You Were Here||3:22|
|10. With or Without You||3:04|
|11. Sweet Child O' Mine||2:36|
|12. Highway to Hell||2:21|
|13. Stairway to Heaven||4:05|
|14. Dream On||3:47|
- Harp Fantasy (December 2013). Harp covers of video game, anime, film and television soundtracks.
|1. Game of Thrones Main Title||1:48|
|2. Star Trek Main Title||2:00|
|3. Misty Mountains (From The Hobbit)||1:43|
|4. Mario: Rainbow Road / Dire Dire Docks||2:48|
|5. Doctor Who Theme||2:02|
|6. The Rains of Castamere (From Game of Thrones)||2:45|
|7. Saint Seiya: Mime’s Requiem / Abel’s Harp||2:45|
|8. The Walking Dead Theme||1:38|
|9. Final Fantasy: Prelude / To Zanarkand||3:40|
|10. Silent Hill: Promise (Reprise) / Not Tomorrow||4:56|
|11. The Legend of Zelda: Ballad of the Goddess||1:44|
|12. Hedwig’s Theme (From Harry Potter)||2:36|
|13. Skyrim Main Theme (Dragonborn)||3:04|
|14. Lord of the Rings Medley||5:14|
The Kitts have released several of their harp duet arrangements online.
|January 8, 2012||Amazing Grace|
|March 5, 2012||Danny Boy|
|June 25, 2012||Rockin’ Robin|
|June 28, 2012||Sweet Child O' Mine|
|July 9, 2012||Highway to Hell|
|July 9, 2012||Zombie|
|July 9, 2012||Game of Thrones|
|July 9, 2012||Stairway to Heaven|
|November 7, 2012||Skyrim Main Theme (Dragonborn)|
|November 7, 2012||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Ballad of the Goddess)|
|November 7, 2012||Greensleeves|
|November 7, 2012||Silent Night|
|November 7, 2012||O Holy Night|
|November 7, 2012||Nothing Else Matters|
|November 7, 2012||Final Fantasy: Prelude / To Zanarkand|
|December 4, 2012||The First Noel|
|December 4, 2012||Carol of the Bells|
|December 22, 2012||Auld Lang Syne|
|January 8, 2013||Paint It Black|
|January 26, 2013||Misty Mountains Cold (from "The Hobbit")|
|February 5, 2013||The Walking Dead Theme|
|February 27, 2013||Fear of the Dark|
|March 20, 2013||Doctor Who Theme|
|April 6, 2013||The Rains of Castamere - Game of Thrones|
|May 15, 2013||Star Trek: The Next Generation (Main Title)|
|May 25, 2013||With or Without You|
|May 25, 2013||Wish You Were Here|
|May 25, 2013||It's My Life|
|May 25, 2013||Dream On|
|May 25, 2013||Don't Fear the Reaper|
|June 20, 2013||Scarborough Fair|
|July 6, 2013||Pachelbel's Canon in D|
|July 9, 2013||Send Me an Angel|
|July 30, 2013||Saint Seiya: Mime's Requiem / Abel's Harp|
|August 19, 2013||Smoke On the Water|
|September 11, 2013||Rainbow Road / Dire Dire Docks (from "Mario Kart" and "Super Mario 64")|
|October 21, 2013||Sweet Dreams Are Made of This|
- Delivery Man (2013)
- Politics of Love (2011)
- blacktino (2011)
- T is for Twine (2011)
- Super Force 5 (2010)
- Elephant Medicine (2010)
- Inside America (2009)
- The End of Lost Beginnings (2009)
- Lost Along the Way (2008)
- Bledsoe, Megan A. (2012). The Harp in Jazz and American Pop Music (Ph.D). University of Washington. p. 57.
- "Interview: Camille and Kennerly - The Harp Twins". Nintendolife.com. March 6, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
- "Camille and Kennerly". YouTube. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- "Identical twin sisters become internet hit after covering famous rock hits using nothing but HARPS". Daily Mail. August 5, 2013.
- "Beautiful harp cover of The Cranberries' 'Zombie'". CBS News. March 7, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
- "The Harp Twins' 'Game Of Thrones' Intro". The Huffington Post. May 5, 2012.
- "Official Venus Harps website". Venusharps.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
- "Harp Twins 'Game Of Thrones' Cover Earns Chicago Duo Fans' Praise". The Huffington Post. May 5, 2012.
- Benders, Sebastian (June 2010), Twee keer zo leuk om harp te spelen als je tweeling bent! 17 (2), FHF!, pp. 6–7, retrieved September 6, 2013
- "Harp Twins’ mission to “make the harp rock”". Sun Day. December 13, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
- "Harp Twins ~ Camille and Kennerly". Retrieved March 2014.