Biography Kevin AndreasFrom a happy family in a rural town to flying solo in the big city, Kevin Andreas' journey hasn't been easy.“My mother complete
Biography Kevin Andreas
From a happy family in a rural town to flying solo in the big city, Kevin Andreas‘ journey hasn’t been easy.
“My mother completely dropped off the map,” Andreas says. “She was probably the only thing that kept my father from being abusive.” Driven by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles, Andreas experimented musically within and found solace through his early high school bands. “That’s how I was learning about and how to create music,” he said. “That was my foundation.”
His father, a carpenter, did not approve of the way in which he redirected his academic abilities into music and art, abilities which Andreas’s father himself wished that he had.
At age 18, he immediately immersed himself in his talent, performing professionally and beginning to build his own recording studio. By his early 20’s, Kevin had already performed and recorded with countless individuals.
One of his early bands, Red Light Cinema, toured the country twice. His efforts as a producer and engineer led him to write and sing the hooks for A$AP Rocky’s breakout hit, “Peso.” He’s produced and written tracks for television and films, as well as serves as guitarist for Sandra Bernhard.
# co-wrote and sang on A$AP Rocky’s 2011 breakout hit “Peso” # opened for Andy Grammer (July 2015) # solo debut EP Technicolor Love featured on Sirius XM and Beats 1 radio (2015) # debut music video ‘Give It To Me’ gained viral traction 196k YouTube views (2015) # opened for Disney star Sabrina Carpenter (August 2016) # single “Burn. Build. Repeat.” featured on Filtr’s NEW MUSIC playlist (August 2016) Cast into the world with little more than his music and a strong will, Andreas slowly began reestablishing life on his own terms. Slowly growing upstate by teaching guitar lessons and learning audio engineering, at the age of 22 he was able to relocate to New York City and open his own recording studio in Williamsburg – his music began to blossom. He co-wrote and sang on A$AP Rocky’s breakout hit, “Peso.” He landed gigs performing as a side man with comedienne Sandra Bernhard. And he began performing regularly at New York City’s iconic Cafe Wha? as part of the house band. And he began his solo career in 2015 with his debut EP release, Technicolor Love.
This year was Kevin’s initial foray into his solo project, and so far the results have been beyond expectation and exciting. Kevin’s debut EP, Technicolor Love, was released in July 2015 to great reviews, encompassing styles ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Michael Jackson. The single from the EP, “ The single from the EP, “Give It To Me” was featured on SiriusXM in December of 2015 and Apple Music’s Beats1 radio in January of 2016, and many tracks from the album are currently in the pro-cess of being placed in film and television. Additionally, Kevin has put together a 6 piece band of some of NYC’s finest performers who have played alongside the likes of Adele, Fifth Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, Ne-Yo, and more, and the live performances that result are extremely top-caliber. Additionally, Kevin has put together a 6 piece band of some of NYC’s finest performers who have played alongside the likes of Adele, Fifth Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, Ne-Yo, and more, and the live performances that result are extremely top-caliber. Featuring on TopAfric Music Video Countdown Episode 3, Kevin Andreas has deserved every praise and hype he is getting because of his work ethic and master class performance through-out a wonderful year in 2016. check out more about Kevin Andreas on his social media below. You can also find his music below
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