Performance History

Kinnie Starr performed nationally and internationally over the past 20 years in much of the world including Canada, US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Japan and Australia.

Career Highlights

2019-2020

  • Bill Reid Gallery –"To Speak with a Golden Voice" exhibit celebrating Bill Reid’s 100th – Kinnie Starr sound design

  • Released the original motion picture soundtrack for "Edge Of the Knife"

2018

  • "Edge of the Knife" original score composition

2017

  • Reeperbahn Festival, Germany

2016

  • Play Your Gender, NYC

2015

  • Co-wrote "Just a Little Bit" with Robert Priest and The Julian Taylor Band; an anti-bullying track widely used by the Toronto Blue Jays

2014

  • The Sydney Opera House, Australia

2013

  • Woodford Music Festival, Australia

  • Midem, France

  • Rain City Rap, Vancouver

  • Featured performer on Arctic Air

  • 2 drawings and one mixed media audio/film collaboration with new media artist Hannah Clifford featured in Vancouver's “Rezerect”, Bill Reid Gallery

2012

  • PUSH Festival, Vancouver

2011

  • Beat Nation, Paris France

  • Manifesto Hip Hop Summit, Toronto

  • Recognized as a “Pioneer in Hip Hop” at Toronto’s Manifesto Hip Hop Summit

2010

  • Produced the Juno Award winning album“We Are”
    (with Digging Roots)

  • Olympics in Vancouver, BC
    (Solo performance and with The Borealis String Quartet)

  • APCMA Award nomination for the video “It's All You”
    (dir. Laura Milliken/James Kinistino)

2008

  • Recognized by The Royal British Museum in Victoria as one of BC’s cultural icons

2006

  • Co-founded Vancouver’s Aboriginal Music Lab with Sal Fererras and the Vancouver Community College

2003 & 2006

  • Headline performer at the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Awards

2004

  • Juno Award nomination for "Best New Artist" (Sun Again)

2003

  • Lead singer in Cirque du Soleil’s ground breaking cabaret production on human sexuality, Zumanity

2001

  • Lead role in the art film"Down and Out With The Dolls" directed by Kurt Voss Education

1997-2016

  • Performed nationally & internationally over the past 20 years in Canada, the United States, U.K, Germany, France, Spain, Japan and Australia

1997

  • Released "Tidy" on DefJam/Mercury and broke bread with A&R legend Clive Davis

1993

  • B.A., Queen's University (Women's Studies)

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