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Genres You Will Love
Moods: Featuring Guitar Blues: Guitar Blues Jazz: Smooth Jazz Rock: Acoustic Blues: Acoustic Blues

By Location
United States - California - SF United States - United States

Links
www.myspace.com/kevinjoelrussell

Kevin Russell

KEVIN RUSSELL/bio

The Motor City born and raised Kevin Russell has a very unique blend of rock and soul. Kevin says: "It's a Motor City thing!" Kevin is a contemporary artist known in hip musical circles and by fans worldwide. He is a provocative player and his daring spirit is always apparent.
Moving to Hollywood in the mid 70's to follow his dream, Kevin formed the classic rock band 707. Scoring a couple of rock radio classics i.e. "I Could Be Good For You" and "Megaforce". 707 toured playing arenas throughout the early 80's.

After calling 707 quits in the mid 80's Kevin joined forces with Bill Kreutzman and Brent Midland (Grateful Dead) to form Kokomo. They played sold out show after sold out show all around the U.S.
Next Kevin got together with ex Stray Cats Slim Jim Phantom & Lee Rocker and David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick. The band scored an MTV rotation favorite "Men Without Shame". Kevin toured and recorded with the band, but left the group to join up with the band Taxxi. Kevin recorded and toured with Taxxi.

In the later 80's Kevin and Clarence Clemons aka "The Big Man" became good pals in the Bay Area. They put a touring band together The Red Bank Rockers and hit the road. Playing too sold out crowds across the U.S. Their shows would often feature special guests like: Joe Walsh, Ringo, Bruce "The Boss", Jackson Brown, Jon Bon Jovi, Ritchie Sambora. etc.
Kevin also put together "The Keep" with Kiss drummer and pal Peter Criss.
During this period Kevin was also getting calls to play on other artists records ,films & TV including, Whitesnake, Clarence Clemons, Sea Hags, F. Machine, Levi's 501 Blues, Weird Science, No Small Affair, Nightmare on Elm St. Pt III & IV ,etc.

In the 90's Kevin concentrated on playing rock/blues and producing many other rock/blues records for artists which included; Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big/David Lee Roth), George Lynch (Dokken), Ritchie Kotzen (Poison), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy), Steve Lukather, (Toto) Stu Hamm Joe Satriani), Steve Hunter (David Lee Roth), Pat Travers, Leslie West, Frank Marino, Rick Derringer, Rick Medlocke (Lynard Skynard).
Kevin also produced 2 solo blues cd's for guitar legend Rick Derringer.

Kevin records and plays live shows constantly. Kevin has recorded well over a dozen solo records as well as two 707 releases..

In 2007-2008 the smash Broadway hit show Jersey Boys came calling on Kevin’s talents. After completing over 370 shows in a row with Jersey Boys , Kevin is concentrating on his solo career once again. Kevin always says, "The best is yet to come".