Abbey Killin BIO:

Devil with Wings (2002 photo) to professional singer-songwriter and actress, Abbey has been writing songs and performing in the Commercial/Film & Theatre industry since she was six years old.   She loves dogs, cool rocks (yes - actual rocks), new experiences, and doing what makes her feel alive!  She brings energy and creativity to every project she's a part of.  She loves getting people to think and inviting them to be at the edge of their seats!


MUSIC (then Acting below!)
CHANGING IT UP.   Abbey is always excited to emit her emotions in the stories she conveys to her audience.   Her band Abbey & The Afternoon has transformed to be more of a part of her: ABBEY KILLIN.   With the artistic name change comes a new change in direction in their style and practices.   Her and the team will be sharing pieces that are current, pop with dance vibes, but still meaningful - along with her new Ableton Live skills!  Abbey worked alongside music producer and artist Troy Malone, who has been a great mentor to her for Ableton Live and in bringing new nuances in her work to life.  Kyle Herridge is also a large part of Abbey's creative team (view band's bio below)!  She looks forward to their future collaboration as Kyle is also immensely talented in playing by ear, teaching, as well as contributing his creative knowledge in songwriting.  Stay posted and thanks for listening!  



ACTING! FILM/TV: 
Abbey went to Collin College on Spring Creek where she received the Wendy Brantley Memorial Scholarship for Most Promising Incoming Theatre Student.  At Collin, she studied Film & Television under an incredible working actor, Gail Cronauer.   She learned an immense amount from her teaching, as well as direction, after humbly being cast as Emily Webb in Our Town her Freshman Year and Jill/Lisa/Debbie in The Heidi Chronicles her Sophomore Year.    She successfully graduated with her Associates of the Arts and continues to learn from Gail through watching her films and taking her ZOOM acting courses to this day.  Abbey continues to learn and better her craft through applying herself in classes, independent films, TV/Film, scriptwriting, VO, and spokesperson work across DFW.  If interested, her resume may become available upon request, and please reach out to The Linicomn Agency for any booking inquiries.  Thank you!

 

Abbey has a history in musical theatre, working her way from the ensemble, to lead roles such as Cinderella in Into the Woods and Jo (and Beth - lol, different theatre..) in Little Women.  She grew and developed her music from her experience to create several styles of music that are original to her such as jazz, R&B, and more recently Pop and House music.  Her latest single,  
"I Will" (under Abbey & The Afternoon),  has almost 7,000 streams on Spotify.  She's excited to share her new pieces soon she developed all in the back room of her house.   Thanks, Corona!  At least that's one good thing that's come out of the 2020 pandemic.  

 

MEET THE MUSIC SQUAD

Kyle Herridge (Piano): 

Kyle Herridge is a pianist, composer, and local teacher for music theory and piano. He studied music at The University of Texas at Dallas and is currently pursuing his teaching certificate in music. He has performed across Texas in groups specializing in dance, rock, R&B, and cover songs. The songwriting duo between Kyle and Abbey Killin has been active since early 2016. His personal works have blends of pop, jazz, and r&b which consistently finds a way into the music they create. He has written, recorded, and produced his own albums and songs with past artists. His current endeavors involve venturing into the world of house style music or EDM as well as creating variations on past musical standards.

Josh Rudes (Bass):  

Josh Rudes was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, where he got his musical start in elementary school on cello. Eventually taking up trombone and electric bass a few years later, he began to receive numerous accolades for those instruments. A move to Plano, Texas and finishing high school at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts shaped his musical path immensely. He became an accomplished jazz bassist and singer, receiving multiple DownBeat Jazz Awards. He was the accepted into the Jazz Studies program at University of North Texas, where he is going into his junior year. Josh now gigs frequently around the DFW area (and beyond!) and has begun his own projects blending the jazz and singer-songwriter genres. His musical palate and versatility as grown and he is a great artist in songwriting and performing.

Trenton Barnes (Brass):

Born in Oklahoma City, Trenton Barnes is an instrumentalist and composer studying jazz trombone at the University of North Texas. In addition to trombone, he is also an accomplished vocalist, tubist, trumpeter, and harmonicist. Trenton enjoys performing a variety of styles, including jazz, country, and pop. He currently holds positions in several UNT ensembles as a trombonist and a vocalist, in addition to the position of lead trombonist in the Crosswinds Big Band. Trenton regularly performs around the Dallas area and has performed with the Metropolitan Winds, The Celebration Orchestra, The Frank Obregon Quartet, Aesthetic Trombone Quartet,  The Foo McBubba Big Band, and the Texas Dixieland Band. He has also recorded professionally of vocals, trombone, and trumpet. As a composer, Trenton’s originals and arrangements have been performed numerous times in various groups. He adds a new level of talent and flare to every music project.