Kevin Whitaker is a Pennsylvania-based contemporary pop artist influenced by the 1980s. Has been interested in and enthusiastic about music from an early age, and is always looking for ways to make his sound more dynamic.
Having grown up listening to a lot of Euro-pop, his voice has a dark, raspy quality to it. His first song, Part Of Me, was published in late 2021 after he elevated his enthusiasm to a whole new level in early 2019.
What is your real name?
My name is Kevin Whitaker
What’s your official Showbiz name?
Kevin Whitaker but I do just go by Kevin on Stage
How did you get into music?
When I Was about 11 my mom bought me my first pair of drums, she was the best mom letting me bang around on the drums upstairs in my room.
What field or genre are you into and how would you describe it?
I’m really into the dark synth wave sound, with a strong pop-rock vibe. With strong hooks
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
I was able to pick up a record Deal with a label out of Hollywood California. Getting to work with Bradley Denniston who has done Grammy and Emmy nominated work.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
My past honestly has inspired me to be a new person and to bring a new sound to the world. I’ve been through a lot as an artist and person in general. Our struggles can inspire a whole new level of growth if we just let them. I’m at that point now
Any models you look up to? With reason(s) why?
Not too many per say I love a good entertainer like Dave Mathews band and artist who just engage with the audience giving them their real self. I want to always continue to be the real Kevin, and continue to share the love with everyone
What do you look out for in this line of business?
I want to reach hearts I rather reach hearts than make dollars. I want people to love what I’m doing and feel the emotion behind my music
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
Well, I’m a business owner and a full-time dad to two teenage girls, need I say anymore. I love them more than anything and this path I’m on is for them …
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Man, it’s a different industry altogether and it’s changed so much how music reaches people and how we interact now. The internet is all over the place, with so many cookie-cutter sounds and acts.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Just do it !!!! Chase your dreams die trying. Make every effort to grow your music and if in the end, all you end up with is some great tunes just know you did it!!! You made it, you did what everyone told you that you couldn’t.
What is your current project about?
My 2nd single right now is Unpredictable Love, this song inspires following your intuition and waiting on love to pop up and that’s what it is just unpredictable circumstances that grab you in
What are your hobbies?
I’m a huge hockey fan, been playing ice hockey for a long time.
What do you do aside from this profession?
I’m a full-time dad and business owner working to keep my music flowing and a roof over my family’s head.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Love love love, be your self find your happiness, don’t listen to people that doubt you or your goals chase them. Be what you want to be, it’s never too late!