Six String Electric Soul
Thanks for stopping by...here's the current skinny in kp land:
The Love To Spare video premiers Saturday 3/25 at noon on Youtube, it features Derrick Procell on keys and vocals, we co-wrote the tune and plan on doing more soon! Check it out and let us know what you thought…
3/01/23 Version - 2 of All I Can Do Is Cry is out and it features Derrick Procell. Check it out!
We had a great response to the new EP, B,B&B just released on 2/25, it's now the 27th and the last thing I wanted to do was rest on my laurels...or my hardy's so let me present a fresh track called Love To Spare A new era in kp land this is a collaboration between Derrick Procell and me. More to come, stay tuned!
2/10/23 The next release in the 6 song EP series is Blues, Ballads & Burners which will be released worldwide on all digital platforms on February 25th. It includes a remix of Warrior by Legendary Producer Stu Epps. The EP also features the sultry vocals Dalis Santiago and more guitar wanking from you know who. The next in the 6 song series is not far behind in production and should be released late spring / early summer.
In the meantime please visit the MusiCares page I am hosting for the Kim Simmonds project. The Grammys are behind us now and the push for the Recording Academy's charity is picking up steam. Download the tribute to Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown and follow the link to read more. And stay tuned for version 2 featuring a very exciting guest artist...you'll want to hear and have this one. That's all for now! Peace
A lot going on right now, distribution of All I Can Do Is Cry began on 1/21 and we'll be working on the follow up soon. New videos out: EZBlue and Big Blue Sky which also went to distribution as singles in January on all digital platforms. What's next you ask? Lots...stay tuned. Peace
Generation in full fest mode! Fan Video
Big Blue Sky received a license agreement and it's not officially released. Hopefully a good sign for the upcoming EP; Ballads, Blues and Burners. Have a great summer, Kids!
Breaking news, I'm All Funked Up today! Seriously...would I lie?
Big news as the latest and greatest has hatched in the form of my next single....please have a listen to I Cried For You featuring the amazing vocals of Dalis Santiago! Or watch the video. You won't be sorry...no downloads at this time.
Well spring certainly is on the way, can you feel it? I just dropped in to say that I have uploaded 2 new videos, Faith and Warrior...both guitar instrumentals. Hope you like them, cheers!
Happy New Year! On 1/6 the video for Saba from 6 String Electric Soul was released. There is also a new vid released on 1/3 for Take The K Train off the Calibre EP, released on 12/20/2021. Check it out. Think I'm Gonna' Love You is the featured track on Calibre along with "No Les No Moore" Videos for No Les, U Need Love and Think I'm Gonna' Love You have been uploaded here and on Youtube.
The EP 6 String Electric Soul is available worldwide, but you can download and stream it here at a discounted price. Don't tell anyone...OK? YHM has released videos for 3 of the tracks on 6 String, click the video link to view them or find them on Facebook or Instagram IGTV. The video for Gut Punch is an advance release prior to the next EP. There are more coming for at least 2 other tracks.
I play music full-time, because I love what I do. Each new track is like a new kid...except you can watch them leave right away and move on to the next one! Speaking of that...I've uploaded a few new kids, "Gut Punch" is the latest offspring, "You Need Love" which should be familiar to many, "Green Albatross" sort of a nod to one of my many influences Peter Green who we lost in July 2020 and Stairway To Kevin (I know, lol). Downloaded tracks will be delivered in lossless, uncompressed, broadcast CD quality. Just click the Audio button.
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Bio: Kevin Paul was born and raised in the city of Chicago, he left home as a teenager to pursue his love of music. The Chitlin’ Circuit in the 70’s was a virtual training ground for him where he developed a knack for playing inside the polyrhythms that were the basis for many grooves found in popular Funk music of the era.
Moving forward he landed with fellow Chicagoans Ted & Mitch Aliotta and John Jeremiah in the “Acme Thunder Band” replacing iconic guitar wizard Harvey Mandel.
Next stop was as staff musician and writer for Jericho Productions and member of the original act “small idols”. Other Jericho artists Steve "Silk" Hurley and Shawn Christopher were experiencing commercial success, kp was tasked with writing and playing on numerous sessions for a number of artists. This lead to the creation of Young Heroes Music, LLC primarily as a publishing entity with a catalog administered through the Westwood Music Group in Edison NJ.
kp logged many years playing with Chicago Blues Legend Bumble Bee Bob Novak throughout the club and festival circuit. He also took up residence in The Jan James Band touring Europe for the Provogue label in the 90’s.
In 1999 he helped form StikMen an original Americana act that was selected as one of the Top Twenty Unsigned Acts in America in 2000. A publishing deal was procured with the Westwood Music Group and two Indie CD’s were released on that label. Harvey Mandel would return to contribute to the 2nd StikMen release livin’ proof. kp produced StikMen for Young Heroes Music co-writing all of the band’s originals and overseeing the company’s entry into Internet marketing. StikMen’s songs were downloaded over a half million times in 2000. The track “More Than Money” from the first release was selected for inclusion in the documentary film Going Attractions. Kevin Stik Paul soon became known as a producer and writer, in particular for his instrumental compositions. After StikMen he co-founded 1969, featuring updated classics from the Woodstock era.
For the last 10 years kp has performed with the dynamic show band Generation playing at premier venues and festivals around the Midwest. He recently worked on an original project called "The Mind" which included a concept album recorded at various studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama with members of the famous Swampers including David Hood and Clayton Ivey
kp continues to compose and produce his own compositions, he is also a regular on the House Of Blues Chicago Back Porch Stage.