'......I got quite a shock last year, certainly my big surprise of the weekend. I had seen St. Andrews' Kendra Gale a few times over the years, starting back when she was in high school. At the time, she seemed like an earnest songwriter, acoustic and folkie, sitting in her bedroom and playing. That was my impression, anyway. But around a year ago, she started introducing the next stage of her career. It wasn't just Kendra anymore, it was the Kendra Gale Band, or KGB. The acoustic was gone, and now she was playing electric. There was bass and drums, too. Soft singing was out, full-throated vocals were in. It was bluesy rock, modern, loud, with riffs and rhythms. It was still her words, but Gale had toughened up big-time. It was night-and-day really.' '...KGB have been gigging around the past year, and recording too. The band's debut disc, self-titled, came out in August. Kendra herself has a couple of discs from before, but you'd never know they were from the same person. Gale has obviously found the electric band empowering, as her songs have a swagger and intensity, and some emotional openness in the lyrics. She's calling out some jerks on a couple of songs here. There's good fuzzy distortion on the guitar, and the songs certainly work live, where she's now in the same vein as Carmen Townsend and Grace Potter.' Bob Mersereau CBC '...Kendra's genius lies in the way she can stand her own whether she's leading a small jam circle at the local pub, or taking charge onstage at a packed venue. Her powerful pipes and unique style make every song she belts out her own, from covering fellow female rock leads like Grace Potter or pop stars like Rihanna and Britney Spears . But her stand out performances are always the ones she crafts herself, drawing so deep into her personal experiences that you can't help but feel them in your bones. Kendra wrote her first song, 'Second Thought' when she was 13, a year after picking up the guitar.' Loren Naish CBC.