"...Ramessar proved he possesses musicianship to die for" - KW Record

Carole King comes to Beautiful! 

What a beautiful surprise last night. Carole King came to the show, met us afterwards and told us stories about her music and life; conducting a studio orchestra at age 15, her various collaborations with other musical giants, and her lifelong experience of wearing her professional and personal "hats". She entertained questions, gave us some "not-notes" :) and then on the way out, ended with an incredible, impromptu masterclass. All clichés aside, what a wonderful privilege to sit at the feet of the master, and witness her incredible musicianship up close.


Hot Latin Nights 

Had a blast playing with my buddy and fantastic percussionist Graham Hargrove, along with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra & William Rowson, conductor. We played Graham's wonderful arrangements of works by Piazzolla, Puccini, Cardoso & Gaspar Sanz for Marimba/Vibes, Guitar & Orchestra, and threw in some Scarlatti duet arrangements for fun! Graham also brought down the house with the world premiere of his concerto Skin & Bones for Orchestra and, well, bones.
The first time Graham and I played together, we were dressed in tights and covered in stage blood and mud, busking in 15th century Fuente Ovejuna at the Avon Theatre. 7 years later, we've cleaned up as nicely as we can :) and are wearing slightly more comfortable clothes, and we're still having the time of our lives making music together!
 

Photo: Irene Miller

New Christmas Album is here! 

Snow on Snow, Kevin's latest recording, showcases his brand new vocal & instrumental arrangements of songs for the season. Tracks include a solo version of Leonard Cohen's iconic Hallelujah, and favourites Love Came Down at Christmas & God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen arranged for a stellar musical ensemble. Click here to download or to order a CD!  

 





















Kevin gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
 

CD Release Concert at The Registry Theatre! 

We're back for our annual concerts at The Registry Theatre this month: Nov. 21 & Nov. 22. I'm super excited to play with long-time musical friends Benjamin Rollo (percussion/guitar/vocals) and Matthew Lima (bass/vocals). We'll be playing some of our favourite arrangements & previewing some songs from the new CD, and we're looking forward to having a good time on stage and with you! Tickets are available here. See you soon!

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Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover)




Interview with the K/W Guitar Society

Stephen Zurakowsky and I had a little chat about guitar gear, practicing, the upcoming concert for CMSWR, and more!
Click here for the interview.

 

Solo Concert - Fundraiser for Community Music School of Waterloo Region

CMSWR does amazing work making music education accessible to all youth in the Region - check out this great opportunity to support them.
Silent Auction & Concert @ The Button Factory.



 

Classical Guitar meets Pipe Organ!
(click here for Record article)


 

New Recording!

Stay tuned for details on Kevin's upcoming recording of original songs & trademark cover arrangements.
Info is coming soon on how you can support this, and future musical projects!

 

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