Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin are an Ottawa based original roots rock/blues band. Their sophomore album, “Shame On Me” (2013) was released to critical acclaim and wide-spread airplay in North America.
In 2014 Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin performed major festivals, toured Western Canada, and won the Maple Blues Award for New Artist of the Year.
“Shame On Me” was named Best Canadian Blues Rock Album of 2014 by The Blues Underground Network.
In 2015 the band played a number of festivals and was on the road for close to four months, including two lengthy Western trips, and a short tour to Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Building on the success of Shame On Me, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin released “Stormy Water” in November 2015. Featuring 11 road-tested tracks, 10 of which were written by Kinsley, this tight group of experienced musicians have stepped up their game.
“Stormy Water” features spirited upbeat, danceable numbers while expanding on the heavier and grittier sound the band has been developing over the past few years.
“Stormy Water” was named Best Canadian Blues Rock Album of 2015 by the Blues Underground Network and bassist Leigh-Anne Stanton was named The Maple Blues Awards “Bassist of the Year” for 2015.