Kevin Closs

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Kevin Closs
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At Northern Lights Festival Boreal, 2014
Background information
Born 1963 (age 54–55)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Origin Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1989-present
Associated acts Charlie Major, The Nobs

Kevin Closs is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Manitowaning, Ontario. Born in Sault Ste. Marie in 1963, Closs was raised on Manitoulin Island, and currently lives in Onaping Falls. An independent recording artist since 1989, he works both as a solo performer and with his rock band The Nobs.[1]

Closs is best known for his song "Erica", a Canadian Top 40 hit in 1994 as well as his guitar arrangement of "O Canada" played as the daystarter on CBC Northern Ontario Radio. He has also toured as a supporting musician in Charlie Major's band. He won Northern Lights Festival Boréal's Jackie Washington Award in 2002 and the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2016.

Closs teaches songwriting workshops in schools across Northern Ontario through "Learning Through the Arts" and through invitations from Arts organizations. He has performed in Theatre and Film productions as both actor and musician.

Kevin has performed at festivals across Canada and has performed onboard ships in the Arctic Circle.




Year Title
1989 Coming of Age
1990 Face Yourself
1993 Surrender
1996 Homecoming
2001 Solar Ethic
2004 Sun's in My Eyes
2008 Heart's End
2013 All for a Song


Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN AC CAN Country
1994 "Home" 31 66 Surrender
"Erica" 26

The Nobs[edit]


Year Title
2002 The Nobs
2006 The Nobs II


  1. ^ "Kevin Closs". CBC. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2012.

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