Being a longtime bassist and songwriter, Rod Kinny has had several ventures in the music business. He has played in several bands, among them, former Minneapolis rock esemble, Keep Me Faithful. After a seven year hiatus and having made the switch to a six string acoustic and crafting his tenor voice, Rod emerged again, reinventing himself as a singer/songwriter. In early 2000 he began to play out again.
Rod's music has a unique boil with influences from Peter Gabriel to Roy Orbison. His current songs range from love ballads, such as "Electric Air," to "Spam Town," a rock-ish tongue-in-cheek stab at his hometown of Austin, Minnesota, to the eclectic "Wonderland," written about his life living in London and whose title was taken from the independent film by director Michael Winterbottom.
Early 2002 saw the release of his first solo effort, "Seven Dials," a very savvy nine song CD. Although recorded on a modest budget, it brims with full, lush sounds so often lacking on independent releases. From the introspective "Strife," to the effervescence of "Robins & Blackbirds" to the masterful "Wonderland," "Seven Dials" has a great deal to offer. With an independent spirit and thought, this is what all musicians aspire to do.