By the time he left for Montreal to study composition at McGill University in 1986, Kevin had already written songs for eight years, composed orchestral pieces for four, toured with orchestras and choirs, started a band and performed his own songs and orchestral pieces on local stages. In 1991 Kevin moved to Toronto where he picked up an electric guitar for the first time and auditioned to join a band led by established MCA recording artist Andrew Cash. Thus began his career as a side musician. With his abilities to play numerous instruments including the cello, acoustic, electric, and bass guitar, as well as sing, Kevin has since worked in the studio and on stage with a variety of artists from Sarah Harmer to Tom Cochrane to Celine Dion. Kevin's talents in composition have placed him in the position of being a highly respected orchestral arranger in his musical community. Drawing upon his experience and studies, arranging is a means through which Kevin's abilities to intertwine his influences and enrich the beauty of a song is evident.
It allows him to step beyond the singular voice of his cello and offer the same beauty and intensity with which he plays, through the voice of an ensemble. As a composer/arranger, Kevin has to date composed music for film as well as arrangements for such artists as Damhnait Doyle, Lennie Gallant, Julie Black and Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Kevin's songwriting continues to grow after twenty-five years of developing his craft. Through co-writing and the recording of his songs by other artists his work has been featured on american television programming such as Baywatch Hawaii and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and received radio airplay across Canada and the United States. Awareness of his talents as a singer/songwriter is quickly spreading and come the release of Come Alive, Kevin will already have established a growing fan base. Whether due to his continued work as a freelance musician and composer or his emerging career as a solo artist the music of Kevin Fox will in the future be hard to miss. [ source: http://www.maplemusic.com/artists/kfo/bio.asp ] Read more on Last.fm.
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