Short Bio

Identical twin harpists Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known as the HARP TWINS, have achieved extraordinary success by taking Electric Harps and Concert Grand Harps to unprecedented levels and smashing boundaries between different genres of music. The twins’ ability to reinvent the harp has given them the opportunity to represent the United States at four World Harp Festivals, tour worldwide as a duo, and be featured guests on the 2020 nationwide PBS special, Celtic Heart. The duo has amassed over 1.5 million fans across their social media sites and over 120 million views on their YouTube music videos, making Camille and Kennerly the most followed and recognizable harp duo in the world. The Harp Twins have headlined countless concert series, festivals, fairs, comic-cons, and conventions – with audiences that include former U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents, tech titans, fashion moguls, dignitaries, and world leaders. Mixing their virtuoso harp skills with their stunningly complex arrangements of classic rock, metal, Celtic, and soundtrack hits - as well as Nordic inspired original songs - the Harp Twins deliver exciting, comedic, and interactive family-friendly performances that audiences cannot forget!

Extended Bio

Harp Duo

As the world’s only identical twin professional harpists, Camille and Kennerly were trained classically (with University degrees in Harp Performance) but have a passion and flair for arranging and performing rock, metal, Celtic, Nordic-folk, and soundtrack music for Harp Duet. The Harp Twins have also shown themselves to be formidable composers, lyricists, and storytellers through their full-length all-original album, ICEBORN. Their Nordic-inspired original songs harken to their Scandinavian heritage and serve as a soundtrack for the continuing story of their original comic book, Legend of the Shaders. Camille and Kennerly perform on statuesque Acoustic and Electro-Acoustic Concert Grand Harps as well as Electric Harps. With no backtracks, no studio, no production crew, and no record label, the Harp Twins are the archetype of true trail-blazing and inspiring independent artists.

Repertoire

In addition to their Nordic-inspired original songs and stories, Camille and Kennerly are recognized for their remarkable duet harp arrangements of some of rock and metal’s most iconic hits by the likes of Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, Blue Oyster Cult, Scorpions, Eagles, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, U2, Journey, Evanescence, Billy Idol, Deep Purple, and many more. Showing the breadth of their arranging talents, the twins also arrange and perform TV and Movie Soundtrack, Anime, and Video Game hits. Some fan favorites include their renditions of music from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Elder Scrolls, Final Fantasy, Star Trek, Star Wars, Vikings, Doctor Who, Zelda, Mario, Silent Hill, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings. Most recently, the twins self-funded, recorded, and produced an album of Celtic, Classical, Sacred, and Original music titled “Harp Reflections”. The album was fan-funded on Kickstarter in just 90 seconds.

Camille and Kennerly have released 8 self-produced full-length albums: Harp Attack, Harp Attack 2, Harp Attack 3, Harp Fantasy, Harp Fantasy 2, Winter Lights, Harp Reflections, and Iceborn. 

Notable Performances

Camille and Kennerly are seasoned performers, having toured North America, South America, and the United Kingdom. The Harp Twins headline concerts, as well as perform as featured artists for public, private, philanthropic, academic, corporate, cultural and political events. Camille and Kennerly have performed for celebrities, tech titans, and world leaders. The Harp Twins were invited to represent the US twice at the World Harp Festival in Paraguay (“Festival Mundial del Arpa”), where they performed and taught master classes. As cultural ambassadors for the United States during their trips to South America, the twins have also spoken and performed at schools, cultural exchanges, and rural towns. Since then, Camille and Kennerly represented the United States at two more World Harp Festivals in Colombia, South America. 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. Other notable duet harp performances include events where guests included former US First Ladies Barbara and Laura Bush, former US Vice President Dick Cheney, the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball, Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX), as well as Ambassadors and dignitaries from around the world.

Media Features

Camille and Kennerly and their music have been featured in worldwide mainstream media such as CBS News, National Geographic, PBS, The Huffington Post, The Huffington Post UK, The Huffington Post Chicago, Metal Hammer Magazine, Doctor Who Magazine, ABC News, Conan O’Brien’s TeamCoco, Rolling Stone ES, The Soup, VSAUCE, BuzzFeed, Nintendo Life, Chicago’s WGN News, Metal Underground, LA Weekly, AMCtv.com, Guitar World, Revolver, The Telegraph UK, Daily Mail, Yahoo! News, and Yahoo! Music Canada. The Harp Twins are so unique that they were highlighted in Ripley’s Believe It or Not “Reality Shock” coffee table book, which heralded their one-of-a-kind duo. Most recently, the Harp Twins were two of only five featured musical guests in the national PBS special, Celtic Heart presented by Tim Janis.

Praise from Musical Artists

The Harp Twins’ remarkable arrangements have also caught the attention of the original recording artists and composers. Artists such as Megadeth, Billy Idol, Kansas, Queensryche, Within Temptation, Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead music composer), Blind Guardian, Equilibrium, and Blue Oyster Cult founding member, Albert Bouchard, have shared Camille and Kennerly’s music on their social media sites with praises such as “done beautifully”, “great”, “awesome”, “I love how you covered the lead guitar lines”, “one of the most unusual covers”, “thank you ladies!”, and “simply blown away”. Billy Idol even said of The Harp Twins’ cover of his song: “If you live long enough you get to see this version of White Wedding.” Billy Idol went on to herald the Harp Twins as “intrepid musicians.”

Acting

Although their main focus is on their harp career, Camille and Kennerly are members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) / AFTRA and have acted in theater, film, and television. Most recently, the twins were scouted by filmmakers for the film and TV pilot, PREY - for featured acting roles in the project as well as soundtrack contributors for the film. 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).

Camille and Kennerly portrayed the biological daughters of Vince Vaughn’s character in the DreamWorks film, DELIVERY MAN – starring Cobie Smulders, Bobby Moynihan, and Chris Pratt. Additionally, Camille and Kennerly had roles as “The Marcelli Twins” in the dark teen comedy BLACKTINO (from the producer of Sin City, Predators, Spy Kids, and Machete), and starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daryl Sabara, and Jeff Fahey. In television appearances, Camille and Kennerly played the “Ouch That’s My Hair” Walker that fought and was killed by “Carol” in the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. The twins were personally asked by Greg Nicotero (Director and Executive Producer) to be part of this scene. 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 a TOSHIBA Tablet, national Japanese commercials for CHUPA CHUPS lollypops, and a viral ORKIN Pest Control commercial campaign which featured Camille and Kennerly playing their harps. 

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. The Kitt twins have a heart for philanthropy and are also actively involved in their community. Since they were children, Camille and Kennerly have worked to support education and health initiatives for 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 many years at a monthly Deaf/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. Prior to transferring to the University’s 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 collegiate summits. 

 

Press Quotes:

“Intrepid musicians. If you live long enough, you get to hear this (Harp Twins’) version of White Wedding!” ~Billy Idol

 

"Rather than turn their attention to obvious, classically grounded territory, The Harp Twins have made a name for themselves covering the likes of Iron Maiden, offering classics a fascinating new lease on life." ~Metal Hammer Magazine

 

"Elegant, wistful, excellent!" ~CBS News

 

“Some things in the world are so beautiful and pure attempting to describe them in words would be futile. Such is the case with electric harpists, and identical twins, Camille and Kennerly.” ~HuffPost

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