PIANO MUSIC KCox
My alter-ego enjoys providing jazzy instrumental standards and plenty of popular piano music including various genres, styles and requests in a casual, elegant atmosphere. I was playing piano/keyboard brunch music on Sundays in the Galena Territory in Illinois since 2006. As of 2015 the schedule has been adapted to Sundays from Easter through October. As of 2019 this job is suspended till further notice.
Besides the multitude of standard music from the American songbook -Sinatra, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jobim, Ellington, Bill Evans…I also cover more current Artists- Zedd’s Clarity, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Journey, Sara Bereilles’ Brave, Ricky Martin, Daft Punk, Lorde, Andy Grammer, Deadmous5, Bangles, Beatles, Let It Go from Frozen, Axel-F from Beverly Hills Cop, Ed Sheeran, Walk Off the Earth, Sia, Bruno Mars…
BURL STINKING HIBBLER is the guy who plays cover songs with various groups including Coupe DeVille and others.
My tenure with The MannyB Group went from Sept2011 through May2014. We played classic rock in casinos as a four piece unit and presented our MONSTER SHOW in October each year, a Halloween themed theatrical production. This was a talented group of players from which I have learned much. Papa Phil, Manny, Don, and Brian were a joy to play and perform with.
Kevin has spent over 25 years portraying the part of Burl Stinking Hibbler performing with Coupe DeVille, the Cadillac of Rock’n’Roll, the midwest regional favorite 50s-60s show and dance group from Quad Cities USA, singing lead and harmony vocal parts, and banging out piano and configuring keyboard parts. CDV has provided fun entertainment and enjoyment for tens of thousands; the ensemble format and large venue events are tremendously exciting and a grand performance experience…the only band I have ever been with where the audience is UP and DANCING on the first song!
Kevin has played regular weekly dinner performances through 2007 at Illinois restaurants, The Captains Table, Blue Goose Run, Trappers Creek. in Moline, Sterling, and Geneseo, respectively, Grand Bear Lodge Sunday brunches in Utica IL.
Kevin traveled for years entertaining and performing music in hotels fulltime 1979-1986. Singing, playing keyboards and left hand bass lines with Breez Bros; three seasons entertaining on the Mississippi Belle Riverboats of Dubuque IA, performing music through-out day-long cruises, and music during dinner cruises, 7-days-a-week; 3 months aboard the Eastern Cruise Lines SS Emerald Seas departing from Miami, nightly dance sets with Breez Bros. variety trio and filling-in afternoons with one of the boat bands playing old standards and indigenous musics; Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame of Iowa in 2001 as a member of Coupe DeVille.