Hot Rod-Chevy Kevy at the El Riad Shrine Sadie Hawkins Dance
Kevin’s passion for live music began at age 14 with the start of his first band, Ma’s Boys, in his hometown of Sioux Falls, SD, and he’s been a professional musician ever since. He plays acoustic, electric, and 12 string guitars; he plays ukulele; and he sings both lead and back-up vocals. Today, Kevin lives in Des Moines, Iowa, where he plays with a variety of popular local groups, including the band for which he is most well-known: Hot-Rod Chevy Kevy.
Hot Rod -Chevy Kevy is recognized nationwide for their own performances, including a tribute to the Blues Brothers, as well as for playing with some of rock & roll’s greatest acts. Kevin has had the honor of playing guitar with Lou Christie, The Crystals, The Drifters, Leslie Gore, Denny Lane, Tommy Roe, Del Shannon, and Bobby Vee. A memorable gig for Kevin was when he played with Chuck Berry in front of 30,000 people at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Using a simple formula of vintage rock & roll, great musicianship and a large dose of fun, Hot Rod-Chevy Kevy remains one of the most successful roots rock and show bands in the country.
Kevin is an inductee in Iowa and South Dakota Rock and Roll Halls of Fame for his involvement with Hot Rod-Chevy Kevy, Ma’s Boys, the Upson-Downs, and Something New.
Kevin’s original songs, which crossover from rock to alternative to contemporary Christian in style, have been performed live, recorded, and played on radio stations across the midwest. When he’s not playing live himself, Kevin promotes bands for private, community and corporate events. He also teaches adults and kids to appreciate music through learning the guitar and the ukulele.
Check out the new Hot Rod-Chevy Kevy album out now!