"Kevin must surely be among the best bassists this country has ever produced."
- Mike Flynn, Jazzwise Magazine
Tutor of Bass Guitar and Music Theory
Kevin was born in Inverness in 1983 to musical parents Dick and Sabine. When he was 9 years old the family moved to Northern Ireland, where he started learning guitar and playing traditional Irish music sessions with his parents.
At the age of 16 Kevin began playing bass guitar and later moved back to Scotland to study Popular Music at Napier University in Edinburgh. Whilst there he played regularly on the Edinburgh jazz circuit.
Since graduating, he has played internationally at venues such as Ronnie Scott's, the 606, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Lincoln Center, NYC) and festivals such as Glastonbury, Hong Kong International Jazz Festival and the London Jazz Festival. He has performed and recorded with many different artists including Tommy Smith, Tim Garland, Marcos Valle, Asaf Sirkis, Alex Hutchings, Alicia Olatuja, Ant Law, and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (featuring soloists such as John Scofield, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, and Peter Erskine). Kevin has also performed on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 3.
In 2008 Kevin moved to London where he now resides. He currently plays in a number of projects, including Jamie Murray's Beat Replacement the Asaf Sirkis Trio, the Sirkis/Bialas IQ, the Nicolas Meier World Group, the Dave O'Brien Electric Trio and Preston-Glasgow-Lowe.
"Kevin is a one-of-a-kind bassist and an excellent tutor. Lessons with him are eye-opening and thoroughly engaging, and his method of teaching makes even the most complicated theory clear and comprehensible. Kevin has an evidently extensive knowledge of the bass and knows precisely what you need to work on... I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the limitlessness of the bass."
- Nicol K