Genre: R&B, Indie Pop, A Cappella
A2SF welcomes back Ki5, the vocal looper project of Ann Arborite Kyler Wilkins. An accomplished singer-songwriter and producer, Wilkins has been performing as Ki5 with a loop station capturing original vocal arrangements and covers since 2017. The music of Ki5 explores genres such as R&B, pop, and soul through the lens of an a cappella singer-songwriter, augmented with a little assistance from his beloved loop station. Wilkins’ honest and empathetic style has been influenced by Reggie Watts, Bobby McFerrin, Bon Iver, and many more. Following his critically acclaimed 2022 debut album Spirit, Ki5 is hard at work on his next release, an upcoming EP called Body that aims to get people moving with its vocal and beatbox-driven dance music. Ki5 has opened for artists as varied as Erykah Badu, CeCe Peniston, and Joey Pecoraro, a testament to his versatility as an artist and performer. He’s excited to display that versatility at A2SF for the fourth time and can’t wait to create music in his favorite city!