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Going by the stage name Kevy B, his love for music echoes what true feelings sound like; a noteworthy tribute to the pas ...
Going by the stage name Kevy B, his love for music echoes what true feelings sound like; a noteworthy tribute to the past which lightly dances on the edges of the future. With geyser-like force, Kevy's pure, undisputed natural talents are gushing to the surface by way of his first official single "Times Have Changed" which features Russian's Head Concussion's first lady, J. Capri.
"Music has always been that emotional entity that I'll consider to be my closest friend," says Bryan, who as a child mastered playing the drums and piano. "I was always imitating persons like Sam Cooke, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson; singing like them, dancing like them as a youngster. And now I try to channel them through the music that I release. I'm a firm believer that we're all a product of our environment and a reflection of all our influences," chuckles Bryan.
Don't even think of bottling him as your typical R and B hopeful. He's much more than that. Yes, you'll hear glimpses of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Chris Brown and Omarion in his music and lyrics, but fuses the authentic Jamaican sound throughout his sound. It's this fusion, sprinkled with gospel, soul and even country, which have made Kevy a sensual paean slowly winning hearts locally.
Kevaughn knows how important it is to work with the right people, from recording to music publishing and beyond, and with the proper financing, management and legal backup in place. With this in mind, he founded his own record label, KevStar Records in 2010. His myriad of musical influences have found a home. "Seeing that I really want to pursue a career as a music producer I thought it would be appropriate to have my own record label," intimates a fanatic Bryan. "There, all my copyrighted projects will be found and I'm actually working with a few new faces, namely Eva Hype, Runkus, J Capri, and D'yani. There aren't any artistes that are recording under this label currently or signed per se, however, I have future plans for both upcoming and established artistes to record on my label when I'm in a good position with my career."
Currently a student of the University of Technology studying Communication and Arts Technology, the 19-year-old Calabar High alumni aims high to make an indelible scar on the Jamaican musical scene. "Even though I'm very passionate about singing it's not necessarily my main priority, I say that because I really enjoy producing, I really love playing instruments," says Bryan, "Music producing helps me to express my emotions more as a person and the public can tell by the tempo or the genre of beat it is."
As he places the finishing touches on his yet to be titled free EP, Bryan is ready to welcome the light at the end of his tunnel and share it with others. "That's really what inspires me," he says. "People have that burning desire for stories and songs that will fill their hearts and souls. That's what we escape to when we can't outwardly express ourselves. If you want to be happy, dance, cry or even be angry, it's all in the music."