Born and raised North of Toronto by 30 minutes, Kevin Wong was first exposed to music at the age of 3 when his mother dragged him kicking and screaming down a Montessori hallway to his first violin lesson. His first major exposure to music that he loved without reserve was when he sat, wide-eyed, at the age of 6 in a packed Pantages Theatre in the second year of the Phantom of the Opera's 10 year run in Toronto. Watching the divine soprano Rebecca Caine scale notes effortlessly, he was hooked.
Kevin attended the University of Western Ontario where he was heavily involved in theatre and music from 2002-2006, then obtained a law degree at the University of Windsor in 2009. Throughout, he has experimented with music in pop, classical, theatre, jazz, contemporary urban, and classic soul. His sound is reflective of that eclectic blend, sometimes calling up a hint of reference to Billy Joel, Elton John, Jamie Cullum, or Donny Hathaway, but never quite falling into any of those categories.
During his time in university, Kevin's music began to reflect his own experiences, both as an Asian-Canadian in a fairly diverse community, and as a young man coming out following the advent of marriage equality reform in Canada. His music reflects his personal experience with dating, love, loss, seen through an alternatingly flippant or vulnerable lens.
The Pink in the Grey is Kevin's second independent studio LP and is his first venture into completely self-produced work. It is being marketed both as an independent LP and as a demo to independent and major labels.
Kevin has a B.Sc. in Biology/Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario and an LL.B. from the University of Windsor. He has, in the past, been President of the University of Windsor Out on Campus group, a co-founder of the Windsor Law OUTLaws, a volunteer at Windsor's community legal clinic, a coordinator of the TheatreWestern student theatre program at the University of Western Ontario, and an advocate for human rights and law reform. He is terrible at team sports. Just terrible.