Jazz \ R&B \ Blues
"If a sound can be made, it can be played."
That's been the long-standing philosophy of the self-taught piano-vocalist who first appeared on the St. John's scene at Bianca's in 2002. Beginning formal training at age five with his mother, herself an accomplished pianist-organist, vocalist and music teacher, Kyle Mooney would hone his razor-sharp ears recording piano versions of his favourite songs, and he continues to do so today. A regular at The Fifth Ticket, Woodstock Colonial Restaurant and The Black Sheep, Kyle is known for playing requests on command and changing keys as needed — not to mention his witty stage banter and irresistible dad jokes. From sitcom themes to ragtime classics, nothing is off limits when Kyle takes to the piano. His gospel- and jazz-infused style and dexterous improvisational skills have earned him a reputation on the local scene, and his voice — a rich and resounding bass— has drawn constant comparisons to James Taylor.
A full time copywriter, Kyle does freelance translation, reporting, narration and dubbing work in addition to heading the bass section of Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir. What spare time he gets is spent sitting at his piano in the battery, sharpening his rapidly advancing sight reading skills and perfecting his vocal delivery, in hopes of one day becoming a cruise ship lounge piano-vocalist.