Kevin is a guitarist specialising in open tuning compositions for both steel string acoustic and nylon strung classical guitar.
How did it all start? Well an American in the armed forces returning home from a UK base asked a family friend if they knew someone who would appreciate having his Dallas 12 string guitar. That gift started a dream and a music career for Kevin as the grateful recipient at 12 years old.
After leaving Wellington School (Somerset), Kevin moved to Torquay in Devon where he worked in various cover duo’s and bands (including a few years as resident band Sound Company at the popular Spinning Wheel live music venue in Paignton). Off stage, Kevin worked for the City Music retail chain until 1994 when he established his own music instrument shop, recording studio and guitar school. MUSE did some of their first recordings at Kevin’s studio which ultimately kick-started their career!
In 2003, Kevin sold the Torquay business and founded the Academy of Music & Sound which has become one of the UK’s largest national network of specialist guitar, bass, drum and vocal music colleges offering music industry BTEC courses, degrees and creative apprenticeships.
Kevin remains a director for the Academy of Music & Sound, but devotes his composition and performance time as a solo acoustic guitarist together with cello and guitar duo/trio The CelloTones