Psalms 150 says "Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord."
Music is a vital part of our worship! God is worthy and deserves our praise, no matter which form. Kevin often says "a good song is a good song", the style is merely a preference.
Kevin desires to bring others into the very presence of God, where they can be encouraged and strengthened through the gift of music. A concert with Kevin is a fun and exciting time, but also a time of worship to our Lord. Through his voice and trumpet, Kevin will encourage and reassure you that there is hope when we trust in God and His promises.
Kevin began singing at the early age of two. As the story goes, his parents stood him on the communion table with a microphone and asked him to sing "Jesus Loves Me". Kevin chose to sing Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy' first and finish it up with "Jesus Loves Me". To say that Kevin has always chosen his own way is a clear under-statement!
Kevin has many influences when it comes to singing. He is a long time fan and admirer of vocalists such as Michael English, David Phelps, Barry Manilow, Harry Connick, Jr., Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé. When you hear Kevin sing you can definitely hear a combination of all of these singers. Kevin often says that he was born way too late and was destined to be a crooner.
When it comes to trumpet, Kevin knew at the age of eleven that he want to play this horn. Like all young trumpet players he was drawn to the sounds of the greats like Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson and Miles Davis. In high school Kevin was introduced to the trumpet sounds of Phil Driscoll. In the last few years, Kevin has become a huge fan of the beautiful trumpet playing of Chris Botti.
Kevin has now started to add the trumpet to his vocals, playing many Gospel and Christian standards but also plays many of the old jazz standards by Frank Sinatra and many others.
Kevin's playing is not the bright, piercing sound but more mellow and laid back. Kevin loves to sing ballads which blends perfectly with his style of playing.
You will be encouraged by the message and the music that Kevin offers.
Kevin Harry is a native of Georgia and a graduate of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. While at the Center Kevin studied voice, trumpet, drama, and dance. Kevin was a featured soloist in many of the Center's productions. Kevin was also a performer and technician for three years at Six Flags Over Georgia.
After graduation, Kevin was accepted to Jacksonville State University in Alabama on a trumpet scholarship. After two years as a featured trumpet soloist with the "Marching Southerners", Kevin changed his area of study to voice. Kevin was a featured soloist for Handel's Messiah as well as other works with the university chorale and a capella choir. Kevin was used in multiple master classes to demonstrate vocal techniques to other vocal studios. While in college, Kevin was given the opportunity to lead music in a church close to the university. For seventeen years, Kevin utilized his God-given abilities to minister through music.
In 2010, Kevin was given the opportunity to be the opening act for country music superstar Lee Greenwood (God Bless The USA) which led to an invitation to go to Nashville and record with Mr. Greenwood's music director, Doug Carter. The finished product, "Hold On Today", includes several of Nashville's top, most sought after musicians. After pursuing a solo career, Kevin began to sing with Gospel groups like The Dixie Melody Boys and Omega Quartet.
In 2014 Kevin married his beautiful wife, Stephanie. Together they have six children, which keeps them very busy. Kevin and Stephanie both have a Masters degree in counseling form Liberty University.
Kevin offers a wide array of musical styles from classical to jazz to gospel. Through his relaxed and encouraging style of music Kevin’s desire is to help audience members escape the struggles of life, if only for a few moments, and focus on the joyful life God has for them!