Six String Electric Soul
Thanks for stopping by.,.here's the current skinny in kp land: My latest release on June 20th is "No Les No Moore" and you can stream it here. I also have a prerelease posted; "Insite Out" which you can find here. The EP 6 String Electric Soul is now 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 "The Stairway To Kevin" (I know, lol). Downloaded tracks will be delivered in lossless, uncompressed, broadcast CD quality. Just click the Audio button.
I Appreciate you stopping by,
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 1998 he helped form StikMen who went on to be 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 7 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, performing frequently with The Windy City Rev Ups