Biography

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Described as 'Bewitching and Sublime' Independent artist Kev Howell has been perfecting his own blend of alternative rock, which has featured on BBC Introducing and Amazing radio in the UK & US. In 2018, His debut album 'Haunting Ambition' made the nominations for the Scottish Album of the Year ( SAY) Awards. The album was hailed as smokey poetry laced with 60's psychedelic, infectious riffs and dreamy melodies. The album gained him a few early support slots with artists, including Danny Bryant, Ben Ottewell, John Power, The Glorious Sons. In 2020, Kev began writing songs for a follow-up album, which has been delayed due to the pandemic. One of the first tracks to be released was Arrows. The song showed a new approach to Kev's songwriting and his expressive guitar skills. Written about the ongoing mental health issues facing many across the planet on a daily basis, the song drew heavily on a southern rock vibe while making the point 'you are not alone'. It was highlighted as an instant favourite and engaged with fans old and new from all over the world. 

Emerging with a new focus and a band consisting of Kev Howell , Jonny Hall, and Martin Mochan. They played their first handful of gigs in front of packed audiences to coincide with the next single ' Longnor' an anthemic rock song about hope and what the future brings. The band were so well received at those live shows that they decided to film and record an intimate performance at the end of 2021 for promo and future release. The Live Ep is now scheduled for release May 2022 with the taster "Snipers Blues" already having reached over 3k views on youtube. The band will play Glasgow's Room 2 ,Friday 27th May, Eden festival Friday 10th of June and Bute festival ,Sunday 31st July. More dates, TBA.

Reviews

" Heavy rock/blues instrumentation that pierces the soul"

"A deep introspective and haunting piece of enigmatic audio, bewitching and sublime"

The chorus, in particular, has you moving on with life while sticking in your brain like a mantra 

"Outstanding sonic tone and gives of a cross between ZZ Top, Godsmack, and Queens Of The Stone Age"

"With velvety vocals caressing a creamy melody it’s like he takes away all your worries and for a brief moment you are in Utopia"

It’s the sound of an intuitive artist, executing the track easily, with feeling