Kevin grew up in Dearborn, MI, where he began taking piano and trumpet lessons at a young age. After playing trumpet, keyboards, and bass guitar in several bands in high school, he decided to follow his passion and uproot to Muncie, IN to study music technology at Ball State University. While in college, Kevin honed his skills in music theory, jazz, and classical trumpet, as well as the recording arts. He also met and began performing with Midwest Hype. After graduating from college, Kevin took an internship at Gravity Studios in Chicago, until he was eventually hired as the Senior Cinema Technican at the University of Notre Dame's Debartolo Performing Arts Center in South Bend, Indiana. Kevin as performed over 500 shows in 14 states, opened for larger acts such as Los Lobos, Girltalk, Badfish, and performed at national festivals such as SXSW, Summercamp, Northcoast, and the Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival. He has also recorded two full-length albums and one EP with Midwest Hype; working with acclaimed engineer Doug McBride, producer Steven Gillis, and most recently, multi-platinum engineer Dave Aron. Kevin has had the role of producer, engineer, and performer on other projects and artist recordings as well - contact him for his full credit list. His countless musical influences include The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and MANY other funk, soul, Motown, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, and classic rock artists.
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