Kevin Wood, Southern California's very own 'Contemporary Piano Man' is carrying audiences on a musical journey. Drawing influences ranging from legendary piano men like Billy Joel and Elton John yet singing and writing like country's Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban, Kevin's music bridges the gap between folk, pop and country, bringing an unprecedented and refreshing sound to every listener's ear. Kevin has created a musical genre all on his own, and it is because his songs speak of the heart, of the soul, and his wisdom comes from the many travels that this talented man has taken in his youthful career.
A small-town Wyoming native, Kevin pursued his songwriting and recording career in Boston, MA and attended Berklee College of Music, where such elite alumni like Melissa Etheridge, Paula Cole and John Mayer had studied. There he became one of the crem-de-la-creme performing vocalists and songwriters, and after numerous Boston showcases and club gigs, Kevin received an honorable mention in the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Competition. In 2002, Kevin released Haven't Had Enough, his debut album, to rave reviews and graduated from coffeehouses and clubs to perform in theatres and stadiums, joining the national tour of the hit Broadway musical RENT where he played two of his dream roles, Roger and Mark, as well as four other character roles.With major venues in over 200 cities under the buckle of his belt, and CD sales climbing across the country, Kevin pressed on to center his focus on his original music. He left his Wyoming hometown with $100 in his pocket and drove to the City of Angels in 2004, landing in Long Beach, CA. Just a short time later Kevin had begun to make a name for himself and his performances were, and still are, riveting audiences throughout Southern California. In April 2006, Kevin's original, 'Stand Firm', a song that speaks in his own autobiographical truth was performed by Orange County's own 'Men Alive' chorus.
Kevin's sophomore release Finding Me is to be released October 14th, 2006. 'Stand Firm', and other favorites like 'Make it in LA', 'Don't Need to Change A Thing', '2 Years of Lonely', 'Was it the Beer?' and 'Floored' will all be on the highly anticipated album.
A songwriter at heart, this new album will narrate the chapter of his life where Haven't Had Enough left off. As one fan says of his music '[Kevin] doesn't just sing'he takes us on a journey'[he] reminds you that the human experience is one to be embraced, savored and above all else, celebrated!...[his music] will deeply resonate with anyone who has loved, cared and dared to be yourself!'