Education and Awards:
- Bob Jones University
- Pensacola Christian College
- 1st place instrumental music (tympani and piano duet) award from Pensacola Christian College (1980)
Notable roles/performance experience:
- Drummer for more than three decades
- Worked with acclaimed artists and bands ranging from Vigilantes of Love/ Bill Mallonee (Athens, GA), Danielle Howle (Columbia/Charleston SC) and Ireland’s Duke Special, and local pop-rock outfits such as Evan’s Dilemma
- Toured the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Europe with various artists and bands
- Active in the regional recording scene as a much sought after session player, having recorded in Greenville, Atlanta and Knoxville
- Longtime performer in the Greenville, South Carolina theater scene, including The Greenville Theatre, The Spartanburg Little Theater, Centre Stage and The Warehouse Theater
- Currently playing for Berea First Baptist and subbing at the Simpsonville First Baptist trio of campuses
- Private drum teacher and music school instructor (1988-present)
- Marching band drumline instructor (1993-1998)
Kevin has been playing drums for over three decades, affording him the chance to tour throughout the U.S., Canada and overseas. One of his favorite performance memories was playing on his 40th birthday at the world-famous Borderline club in London with his band Vigilantes of Love, followed up by a live in-studio interview on BBC Radio 2 with the legendary Bob Harris.
In addition to performing with various acclaimed artists and bands, Kevin also teaches drums privately. “I have been teaching for over three decades now and have learned to appreciate all sorts of students,” he explains. “I think that is why I have had success with low turnover rates, and have taught the 2nd and 3rd generations of students I started teaching in the mid-to-late 80s.”
Kevin likes to meet his students where they are. He writes charts for any song his students want to learn, and he has quite the library of song/drum charts to give to his students (almost 35 years worth of charts!).
“I believe drum students should learn to be great musicians, and not ‘just the drummer,’ as they are often described,” Kevin shares. “I believe students should learn drum beats, rudiments, and other things in order to play music. I also think there should be a practicality to learning drums. I help students young and old to know about playing with others in a band situation or school band or church. It’s all about the next generation of musicians—as well as adults striving to be better!”
Kevin has two wonderful, married children that live nearby. Kevin is a coffee afficianado and loves to try espresso from all over the world. He also loves animals and has a cat, Milo, (whom he has conversations with regularly). Kevin comes from a musical family with two adult nephews who are both singer-songwriters. He is especially drawn to power-pop music from 70s, 80s and 90s. Bands like Big Star, The Smithereens and Fountains of Wayne are at the top of his list.