Being nearly two feet taller than all the guys his age was a BIG help in getting the attention of those around, whether he was on stage doing ex-tempo (the art of doing free-style calypso), standing in the front row tenor line of his school’s steel-band side, or playing Herod the King in the church play.
Kevon Thomas began his life in music and drama as a tot in primary school and has emerged as one of the more inspirational Gospel music ministers to hail from the shores of Trinidad & Tobago.
Kevon has been involved in music in one way or the other for almost 30 years and has represented his country in youth music festivals in Scotland and Miami.
This is Kevon’s solo debut album and he enlists an impressive cast of musical talents to assist him on this project. The Album is produced by Isaac Blackman of Love Circle fame for the JGN record label and features guest appearances by several top local gospel acts.
Notable cameos include Gitta Dan on Precious, Marge Blackman-Mohamed who joins Kevon on the River Of God and Isaac Blackman and Koen Duncan who spice things up on Army Of God. Also doing great work on Lord I’m Coming Home is relative new-comer Reisha St.Hilaire.
Currently the JGN label has four main acts namely The LoveCircle, Joel B. and Neilo, Dixie-Ann Hunte and of course, Kevon Thomas.
Kevon has been associated with the Blackmans and The JGN Label for some time now having sung BGVs on a number of JGN projects. So on his solo effort the Blackmans return the favor with Nehilet, Isaac and Marge all assisting on Backgrounds.
Kevon has been actively involved in Jamoo music for almost two years. However, he is no newcomer to the music scene. He has been a member of the champion steel band WoodTrin Steel Orchestra and also the leader of the Arouca Youth Choral (AYC) and the Musical Director of the Five Rivers Youth Choral.
The lead single off his album is the title track Protector and it is already getting great reviews and generous airplay on several popular radio stations. The video can be seen on Tempo and really adds flavour to the Rise and Shine program.
The album consists of 12 beautifully arranged and produced songs done mostly in the Jamoo style, a style of music created by the Late Ras Shorty I, the man also credited as the inventor of Soca music.
So look out for Kevon Thomas and his soulful brand of Jamoo, you will surely be hearing a lot about him in the future.