Kelly's ethereal folk-pop is a modern take on influences ranging from traditional folk to 60s soul, from country to vintage French pop with hints of Joan Baez, Nancy Sinatra or Françoise Hardy. A pure & dynamic voice set in contrast with low-fi slow-pop arrangements.
a few kind words...
"Sloan's new album, "Big Deal", is her best work yet, and reflects a fearless leap into a musical spectrum she continues to explore on a deeper level." - TERRY STEEVES, APT613 - May 4, 2016
"Judging by her previous success, 2016 should be a fantastic year for this talented artist." - "ARTISTS TO WATCH FOR IN 2016" - THE REVUE - January 8, 2016
"Her pure and pretty vocals, edged in soft vibrato, breathe delicately through the music with wonderfully written melodies through her instrumentation." - "MARVEST: APT613 PRESENTS KELLY SLOAN" - APT613 - September 10, 2015
"She's from the Ottawa Valley and plays a unique blend of folk, country and soul. This is a must-see show to check out an up-and-coming local artist who may very well make it big one day" - 4 MUST-SEE SHOWS AT RBC BLUESFEST 2013 - July 4, 2013
"I was again impressed with the noticeable, demanding presence of the vocals, ...It reminds me very much of how the unassuming Jeff Tweedy of Wilco commands control of the song without effort" - KELLY SLOAN - ANOTHER HALIFAX INFLUENCED FEMALE FOLK FIRESTARTER - February 21, 2013