October 2014 - Let Us Entertain You - The Harp Twins
As the world’s only identical twin professional harpists, Camille and Kennerly have a passion and flair for arranging and performing contemporary music for Harp Duet. The twins were trained classically but their true musical love and passion is playing rock, metal, alternative, and crossover genres. The Harp Twins perform on identical statuesque acoustic Concert Grand Harps as well as identical modern ebony Electric Harps. Most recently, Camille and Kennerly have teamed up with Harpsicle/Rees Harps to show what can be done with smaller, affordable harps. The twins’ new metallic blue harps bring a new element to the breadth of their Duet Harp Revolution. Camille and Kennerly have created a unique niche for themsevles: They play rock and metal using only their two harps. Unlike other artists who cover contemporary music, the twins use no backtrack, studio, or production people. They are the archetype of true independent artists. Camille and Kennerly are recognized for their remarkable duet harp arrangements of songs by artists such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Ozzy Osborne, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and many more. The twins also arrange and perform a jukebox of TV and Movie Soundtrack, Anime, and Video Game hits. Some fan favorites include their renditions of music from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. In addition to being prolific arrangers, Camille and Kennerly compose and perform their own original pieces for Harp Duet. Camille and Kennerly’s radical Duet Harp Revolution is changing the world’s perception of the harp, and the way harp is played – one song at a time.
The Harp Twins perform as featured artists for public, private, philanthropic, academic, corporate, and political events. Camille and Kennerly have performed for celebrities and political leaders. The Harp Twins were featured musicians at the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Celebration, playing for three events over two days, including a dinner where President Barack Obama was the speaker. Camille and Kennerly also performed for United States Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s retirement banquet. Other notable duet harp performances include a luncheon where former First Lady Laura Bush was the featured speaker and a dinner event with former Vice President Cheney as the special guest. The Harp Twins were featured performers for a private pre-opening event to celebrate French haute couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s exhibit “From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”, which premiered at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Additionally, celebrity photographer, Martin Schoeller, asked Camille and Kennerly to perform at both opening events for his book “Identical: Portraits of Twins” in New York and Beverly Hills, CA.
Camille and Kennerly and their music have been featured in worldwide mainstream media such as G4TV’s “Attack of the Show”, BuzzFeed, Kotaku, and Yahoo! News. Notably, Camille and Kennerly were featured in one of the UK’s biggest metal music magazines, Metal Hammer. The Harp Twins’ music has also caught the attention of the original artists and music composers. Bear McCreary, (composer of the music from Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead) shared Camille and Kennerly’s arrangement of his Walking Dead theme on his official sites calling it ” awesome” and “one of the most unusual covers” of his music that he had ever heard. Additionally, Blue Oyster Cult founding member, Albert Bouchard, called the twins’ arrangement of “Don’t Fear the Reaper” a “great arrangement”, saying on their video “I love how you covered the lead guitar lines”.
In December of 2013, Camille and Kennerly released their much-anticipated first cover albums: Harp Attack – Featuring 14 of their most popular rock and metal arrangements, and Harp Fantasy – Featuring 14 of their most popular TV and Movie soundtrack, Anime, and Video Game arrangements.