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Harp Twins ~ Camille and Kennerly

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Biography:

Identical twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt are multi-talented professional duet harpists and Film/TV/Commercial actors. Known as the “Harp Twins”, Camille and Kennerly perform internationally as a dynamic acoustic and electric rock Harp Duo. As actors, The Kitt Twins have appeared in three feature films - two of which also feature the twins performing on their harps.

Harp Duo:

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 Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Ozzy Osborne, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Blue Oyster Cult, Scorpions, The Police, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, U2, Journey, Lady Gaga, The Cranberries, Coldplay, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Deep Purple, 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, The Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Zelda, Mario, Silent Hill, Harry Potter, Saint Seiya, 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 CBS News, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, The Huffington Post UK, The Huffington Post Chicago, Metal Hammer Magazine, Doctor Who Magazine, ABC News, Conan O'Brien's TeamCoco, G4TV’s “Attack of the Show”, The Soup, VSAUCE, BuzzFeed, Nintendo Life, Chicago's WGN News, Metal Underground, LA Weekly, AMCtv.com, RightThisMinute, The Telegraph UK, Daily Mail, Kotaku, Yahoo! News, and Yahoo! Music Canada. Notably, Camille and Kennerly were featured in one of the UK's biggest metal music magazines, Metal Hammer. In the article and interview, titled "Harp Attack", the Harp Twins were labled a "Hot New Band" (June 2013). Additionally, Doctor Who Magazine featured Camille and Kennerly's Doctor Who Theme cover in their Five Doctors / 50th Anniversary issue (November 2013).

The Harp Twins' music has also caught the attention of the original artists and music composers. Bear McCreary, (composer of the muisc 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.

Fun Fact: Camille and Kennerly began posting Harp Duet music videos of their rock, metal, and contemporary cover arrangements on YouTube several years ago. The twins have since acquired over 14 million total views on their 100% self-made videos in addition to amassing legions of fans worldwide - including over 100,000 YouTube subscribers and over 100,000 Facebook fans. Camille and Kennerly are known for their personal interaction with their fans - responding to more fan messages and comments than any other artist of their echelon.

Acting:

The Kitt twins made their Hollywood film debut as the “Merry Christian Twins” in the feature film POLITICS OF LOVE as actors, soundtrack writers, and soundtrack performers (harp and vocal). POLITICS OF LOVE was directed by William Dear (Angels in the Outfield, The Perfect Game) and stars Ruby Dee, Loretta Devine, Gerry Bednob, Brian White, and Bollywood superstar Mallika Sherawat. Additionally, Camille and Kennerly had roles as “The Marcelli Twins” in the dark teen comedy BLACKTINO – produced by Elizabeth Avellan (Sin City, Predators, Machete), and starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daryl Sabara, and Jeff Fahey. BLACKTINO premiered at The Paramount Theater on opening night of the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival. Most recently, Camille and Kennerly portray the biological daughters of Vince Vaughn's character in the 2013 DreamWorks film, THE DELIVERY MAN - starring Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, and Chris Pratt. The Kitt Twins have also starred in numerous short films.

Camille and Kennerly have been cast as principal roles in several commercials, including a national US commercial for the Toshiba Tablet and national Japanese commercials for Chupa Chups lollypops, which aired for two years in Japan.

The Kitt twins made their professional musical theater debut as “The Geminae” in the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum by award-winning, professional theatre company: Theatre Nebula. As models, Camille and Kennerly have done commercial Campaigns for several new clothing lines, and were cast by 17 Magazine as runway models for prom-wear.

Special Interests:

Camille and Kennerly are Third Degree Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do and are former Tae Kwon Do instructors. The twins are also "Distinguished Experts" in rifle marksmanship and are trained in horseback riding. Camille and Kennerly have a heart for philanthropy and are also actively involved in their community. Since they were children, Camille and Kennerly have worked to support underprivileged children overseas. They have been volunteer companions for special needs children, teens, and young adults for many years. The twins know sign language and volunteered for over 6 years at a monthly Deaf/HOH (Hard-of-Hearing) social gathering.

Fun Fact: Camille and Kennerly were competitive swimmers for many years as children and both qualified for the Junior Olympics 5 times, competing in all 4 strokes.

Academic:

Camille and Kennerly graduated “Summa Cum Laude” (with highest honors) from the prestigious Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College, both with a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance. The twins were on the Dean’s list every semester and earned straight As. Prior to transferring to the Conservatory, Camille and Kennerly completed their last two years of high school while simultaneously enrolled in a music studies program at a local college. While completing the music studies program at the college, the twins were in the Honors Scholar Program, inducted into the National Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa, published authors in the academic journal Essai, held a 4.0 out of 4.0 GPA, and were faculty nominated scholars for both years – representing their college at several state-wide events.

Booking:

For booking, inquires, and press, please e-mail HarpTwins@HarpTwins.com or call 312-753-8030.

Brand/Product Advertisement:

If your company/brand is interested in having Camille and Kennerly as brand ambassadors, please e-mail HarpTwins@HarpTwins.com. Camille and Kennerly review all offers personally. To send product samples, please also e-mail HarpTwins@HarpTwins.com for mailing information.

Fan Mail:

For fan related messages, please connect with Camille and Kennerly directly by writing on their Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/CamilleandKennerly or Twitter. Camille and Kennerly reply personally to as many messages as possible.

Please also visit Camille and Kennerly’s acting and media website: www.CamilleandKennerly.com


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