Kira Skov

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Kira Skov
Background information
Born (1976-06-06) 6 June 1976 (age 40)
Rødovre, Denmark
Genres Pop
Years active 1993 – present
Associated acts Butterfly Species (1993-1999)
Kira & The Kindred Spirits (2001-2007)
Marie Fisker
Kira Skov, Aarhus Jazz Festival 2016
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson

Kira Skov (born June 6, 1976) is Danish singer. She is best known for being the lead singer of rock band Kira & The Kindred Spirits.

Early life[edit]

Kira was born in the town of Rødovre, and became interested in classical music through her aunt and uncle, both of whom are musicians.

When she was ten years old, her parents divorced, which was difficult for her. About this time, she became interested in rock music, and so she tried to learn to play the guitar. This did not go well, however, as she did not have enough patience for it, and so she began singing instead.


Beginnings in Butterfly Species[edit]

In 1993 she went to London, where she met a guitarist called Eve, whom she followed to the United States. Together with Eve and—amongst others—Laust Sonne, she formed a band called Butterfly Species, which existed until 1999.

Kira & The Kindred Spirits[edit]

When Butterfly Species split, she left Eve and travelled back home to Denmark.

In 2001, she received a scholarship from Denmark's national arts foundation the Statens Kunstfond, which made it possible for her to concentrate on writing songs, and in 2002 she founded the band Kira & The Kindred Spirits. It was made up of:

  • Kira Skov - vocals and guitar
  • Rune Kjeldsen - guitar
  • Nicolai Munch Hansen - bass
  • Jesper Lind - drums

Over the course of existence of the band from 2001 to 2007, the group became known as a good live band, with Kira as its dynamic powerhouse. They released three albums in the process. In October 2007 it was announced that Kira & The Kindred Spirits had split up and that Kira would pursue a solo career.[1]


While in the band, Kira became well known for singing a duet with Lars H.U.G. at Rock 'N' Royal in 2004 just before the wedding between Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

Kira Skov continued with a solo musical career in collaboration with Nicolai Munch Hansen from her former band.[1] In 2014, she released a joint studio album with Marie Fisker entitled The Cabin Project.


Kira & The Kindred Spirits[edit]

Album and details Peak positions Certification
Happiness Saves Lives
  • Type: Studio album
  • Date released: 2002
  • Record label:
This Is Not an Exit
  • Type: Studio album
  • Date released: 2005
  • Record label: Copenhagen Re
Kira & The Kindred Spirits
  • Type: Studio album
  • Date released: 2006
  • Record label: Copenhagen Re

Solo as Kira Skov[edit]

Album and details Peak positions Certification
Memories of Days Gone By
  • Type: Joint studio album
  • Date released: 2011
  • Record label: Sundance Records
When We Were Gentle
  • Type: Joint studio album
  • Date released: 2013
  • Record label: Stunt Records / Sundance Records

Kira Skov & Marie Fisker[edit]

Album and details Peak positions Certification
The Cabin Project
  • Type: Joint studio album
  • Date released: 2014
  • Record label: Stunt Records


  1. ^ a b Kira forlader Kindred Spirits
  2. ^ a b c "Kira & the Kindred Spirits discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 September 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "den" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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