Kerry Wing is a soulful musician from San Francisco. His songs are a unique collage of Folk, Soul, Rock, and world music with a Reggae feeling as a foundation. Kerry performs as a solo artist on vocals and guitar, and with a full band.
His debut album, Bio-Electric Love, was released on Drala Music in 2012. The beautifully bittersweet debut record was a dichotomic collage of acoustic and electronic, analogue and digital, upbeat and laid-back, love and loss, wrapped in melodic orchestrations with heartfelt vocals.
Kerry was born at home in Portola Valley, California in '83 to a very musical family. Before he learned how to talk, he would hum melodies. By the age of eight, he started his first band and began performing. In the years since, he has been prolifically writing and performing music locally and internationally throughout the mainland USA, Hawaii, Europe, Central/South America, India and North Africa. Kerry has also performed at festivals, gatherings, major nightclubs, cafes, ashrams, churches, parties, wakes, weddings, universities, and farmers markets.
In his late teens, upon returning from a journey in Brazil, and deeply touched by the musical culture of the Bahian coast, he formed the band Pacific Vibration. With the deep and catchy songs he started writing, and the energetic performances, it didn’t take long before the band started building a fan base. In 2003 Kerry met and became friends with the late Mikey Dread (reggae singer/producer who also worked with The Clash). He went on to open up for Mikey at many concerts.
After years with the band, yearning to really find his own unique voice and sound, Kerry moved on and traveled throughout India for a year, writing music and soul searching. After returning, he started composing music and lyrics from a different place in himself. He began emerging as a unique artist and in May 2011 was invited to play as a featured songwriter at Yoshi's in SF. Since then, he has opened for many artists including Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Sizzla, Beenie Man, Long Beach Short Bus (members of Sublime), The Coasters, and Luciano. Kerry has performed at venues such as Slim's, Cafe Du Nord, Elbo Room, The Catalyst, Club Fox, The Biltmore, MontBleu Lake Tahoe, Reggae In The Park, UC Davis' Whole Earth Festival, Monterey Bay Reggae Festival, and Mt Shasta World Music Festival.
He's currently performing solo and with the Kerry Wing Band, Pacific Vibration (Reggae), Zanzibar (World Music), and Blue Flamingo Quartet (Latin Jazz)