Kevin Barnes

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth May 30, 1974
Place of Birth Rocky River, Ohio
Age 46 years old
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Kevin Barnes

Kevin L. Barnes is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for the indie rock group of Montreal, part of the Elephant 6 Collective. Barnes started the band on his own and, although providing several stories as to the origin of the name, is said to have named it after a failed romance with a woman of Montreal, Quebec. The group has recorded fifteen full-length albums, and numerous EPs and 7" singles. His brother, David Barnes, is an artist and has designed most of the band's artwork for albums since the release of The Gay Parade. In 2003, Barnes married Nina Aimee Grøttland, a graphic artist and former Ethnobabes member. They separated in December 2013. They have one daughter, Alabee, born in Oslo on December 29, 2004.

Born: May 30, 1974
Origin: Athens, Georgia, US
Genres: Indie rock, indie pop, psychedelic pop, experimental, electronic, funk, R&B
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments: Vocals, synthesizer, guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums
Labels: Polyvinyl, Kindercore, Bar/None
Associated acts: of Montreal, Major Organ and the Adding Machine
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About Kevin Barnes

Singer-songwriter best known as the frontman for the experimental pop band Of Montreal. His band has released a number of critically-acclaimed albums like 2007's Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Before Fame

He founded Of Montreal in 1996, naming the band after an ill-fated romance someone from Montreal.


In 2007 he began performing on-stage as his alter ego, Georgie Fruit.

Family Life

His brother David is an artist who has designed album art for Of Montreal. During his marriage to Nina Aimee Grøttland he welcomed a daughter named Alabee. He and Nina divorced in 2013.


He and Neutral Milk Hotel singer Jeff Mangum are both members of the musical collective Elephant 6.

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Latest information about Kevin Barnes updated on September 21, 2020.

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