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Fronted by Jordanian / Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Qais Khoury, Pinwheel Valley (formerly known as KAIS) takes the complexities of the human condition as inspiration for their fusionist sound, as they sonically meld the genre blends of Indie Soul, Mellow Alternative Rock and Folktronica. Turning their attention to the drab difficulties and profound beauty of being human, Pinwheel Valley's work consists of finding the balance between natural inclinations and the demands in an ego-driven late-stage capitalist world, as they strike both sonically and lyrically with equally iridescent and pastel aural tones.

 

A group that has toured Vancouver, Toronto and Seattle in 2016 and 2017, received an honorary mention in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition, a Canadian Best Out of Province nomination at the 13th Annual Toronto Independent Music Awards and a Lyrics Finalist slot in the 2017 USA Songwriting Competition, Pinwheel Valley holds firm in belief. 

In 2020, Pinwheel Valley joined the London Indie sync licensing roster, North Note, and were invited to a prestigious show by BBC Radio London host Robert Elms for their seminal 2018 single, Take Me Home

More recent notable achievements include Best Music Video wins for 'Abduction' and 'Willow' at the 2023 New York Movie Awards, Vegas Movie Awards, Swedish International Film Awards, and Russia's HALO International Film Festival. 

Currently, the group has been signed for distribution to the London / LA based record label Levantine Music, as they continue to work on their profoundly explorative music out of their home base island in the Mediterranean. A place truly encircled by sea on all sides, their only wait out proves to be none other than a steady rise up. 

“In a time when it is impossible to hear anything but aggravated polarised opinions, Pinwheel Valley's intellectually humanistic approach to music is the breath of fresh air that our souls are crying out for.” 
Amelia Vandergast – A&R Factory
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Cyprus Music Video Festival

Fengaros Festival

Savino Live

Cyprus Music Video Festival

Hot Soap Studios

Buffalo Wings and Rings

Buffalo Wings and Ring

Indie Week - The Cavern

Indie Week - The Painted Lady

Indie Week - Brooklynn

Anza Club Main Stage

Park Sound Studios

The Granville Room

Pancakes and Jam - Trout Lake Park

The Fox Cabaret

Richmond Night Market - Main Stage

O'Malley's

Guilt and Co. 

Raw Artists - Studio Seven

Old Crow Coffee Co. 

Raw Artists - Harbour Event Centre

The Main on Main

Pancakes and Jam - Trout Lake Park

Richmond Night Market - Main Stage

Music for Change - Zend Conscious Lounge

Maestro Pub

Savino Rock Bar - Acoustic Set

Mission Possible Fundraiser - Calabash Bistro

Alex Maher Jam Sessions - Anza Club

Food Not Bombs Fundraiser - The Wise Hall

St. Patty's Day - Hudson's Landing

Ian Is Jam Sessions - Yale Saloon

Singer/Songwriter Sessions - Yale Saloon

Indie Van City - Studio Records

Corduroy Pub

Karma Teachers - Calabash Bistro

The King's Head

Corduroy Pub

Charqui Grill

Corduroy Pub

Benny's Bagels

The King's Head

Benny's Bagels

Canvas

Riviera Buskival - Camden

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Liverpool St. Station

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Westfield Stratford City

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Westfield Underground

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Westfield Stratford City

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Westfield Stratford City

Mayor of LDN Gigs - St. Paul's Churchyard

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Liverpool St. Station

Mayor of LDN Gigs - St. Paul's Churchyard

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Piccadilly Circus

Mayor of LDN Gigs - Regent St. 

The Paradise

Troy Bar

Troy Bar

The Paradise

Troy Bar

The Barrow Boy & Banker

The Alley Cat

The Victoria Battersea

Songs of Love and Hate - The Torriano

The Butterfly Effect - Books @ Cafe

The Black Iris Festival

The Butterfly Effect - Books @ Cafe

Modelicious - Living Room

Sunny FM's Pepsi Show - Canvas

University of BC, Gaza Fundraiser

The State of Audio - Media Club

The State of Audio - Wings Tap n Grill

The State of Audio - Buchanan D, UBC

Limassol, CY

Kato Drys, CY

Larnaca, CY

Limassol, CY

Larnaca, CY

Amman, JO

Amman, JO

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Vancouver, BC

North Van, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Richmond, BC

Tacoma, WA

Vancouver, BC

Seattle, WA

New West, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Amman, JO

Larnaca, CY

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Amman, JO

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

London, UK

Amman, JO

Amman, JO

Amman, JO

Amman, JO

Amman, JO

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

Langley, BC

Vancouver, BC

Take Me Home EP Cover art
“Take Me Home - A provocatively tender Indie Rock ballad for the homesick. Indie artist Pinwheel Valley has moved from strength to strength throughout their accoladed career, and have started to garner plenty of International hype for their provocatively intuitive approach to production.” 

- A&R Factory

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“Overall, a very impressive release from Pinwheel Valley but what’s even more impressive about Seven Shades of She”, is the fact that it is boundless in every sense as the artist pretty much morphs into a combination of quintessential artistry to produce an exquisite and progressive indie/soul album which for all the good reasons, stays in your head all day!” 

- The Dope Approach

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“With a grungy Coffee-and-TV-Esque production containing swaggering, longing, intimate indie-rock vocals against synths and rich accordant guitar chords, Spirit City Kiss opens up as a psychedelically-tinged rabbit hole. Enter, and you will share the same nostalgia for the city that allows you to feel at home.” 

- Pressparty

Healing Single cover art
“KAIS’ ever-evolving sound isn’t something that you can ever grow accustomed to. There has always been a fundamental sense of spirituality in his sound, something REAL to connect with. Healing's stripped-back vulnerability amplifies the emotion he conveys with the intent of extending compassion to anyone going through a journey of healing (so that is pretty much all of us).” 

- A&R Factory

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It takes some serious reading between the anthemic uplifting lines to pull out the protestive fire that any establishment would be desperate to put out through fear of it cutting profit margins that are boosted by dull hiveminds. On the flip side of that, texturally, Hot Air Balloon is a dreamy, kaleidoscopic blister of bliss, which is all too welcome in these easy to lament times. Every time, Pinwheel Valley breeze back even better than the last time we heard his exploratively introspective tracks, which still come with that A-list radio-ready appeal, despite the seemingly infinite depth.

- A&R Factory

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Right from the start of his new single “Willow,” Pinwheel Valley manages to get us entranced with nostalgia and sadness, all distilled through an unspeakable beauty of sounds.

- Late Night Stereo

There is pure heart and soul in the music that Pinwheel Valley creates and It’s clear that they put their life on the line for the craft. With the imminent release of ‘Abduction’ there will be no stopping Pinwheel Valley in bringing together their visions, making them such an exciting watch for 2022.

- Pressparty

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for General Enquiries and Press

 

Elly Marie :

hi@pinwheelvalley.com

for Booking Enquiries

Andry V :

bookings@pinwheelvalley.com

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