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Moods: Solo Male Artist Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

By Location
United States - Washington DC

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Kev.O: The Urban Rockstar

After such a great run with 4 Singles Only! (released February 2008), Kev.O continues sharpening his artistic vision. This musical revolutionary calls upon the influences of legendary greats, including Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson, as well as new-school phenoms like Brandy, J. Moss, Kim Burrell, Van Hunt, Bilal, Rahsaan Patterson, Pharrell Williams, and ColdPlay. Like the pedals of a rosebud, these distinct sides of the music world come together, coupled with Kev.O's signature sound, to create a sonic orgy of both liquid lyricism and mean musicianship.

While working on his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at The Howard University in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA native Kev.O was not much for down time. In fact, Kev.O is a product of Howard’s premier jazz vocal ensemble AFRO Blue, which won two awards from Downbeat Magazine in 2003 and 2004, including one for “Best Vocal Group”. Both then and after graduating, he continued the juggling act working with artists like Mya (Motown Records), Kim Burrell (Shanachie), and Mario (J Records) and independent artists YahZarah aka Purple Saint James, Sol Edler, Russell Taylor, Green Tea, Shaun H Mykals, and Kenny Wesley. He has also shared the stage as an opening act for Raheem DeVaughn, Chrisette Michele, The Family Stone Project, and Wayna.

Since 2004, Kev.O continues to perform regularly with Reverb, the Washington Area Music Association’s “Best Gospel/Inspirational Group/Quartet” for 2006 and 2007, while also working as a songwriter, vocal coach, vocal arranger, producer, model, and actor.