Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy

Kevin Cahoon and Ghetto Cowboy

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Raucous theatrics and unbridled glamour."- Time Out New York "Mr. Cahoon may be the missing link that separates the Hilton Theater and CBGB."- New York Times

Biography

Kevin Cahoon And Ghetto Cowboy deliver explosive rock infused with glitter on their debut record, DOLL. The album features 8 original gritty rock songs written and performed by Cahoon backed by guitar, drums, bass and keys. The band has quickly become one of the most buzzed about new arrivals on New York’s downtown music scene. Through live shows at venues such as Irving Plaza, CBGB's, Don Hill's and Ars Nova, among others, the group has demonstrated its command of all sorts of stages – from downtown rock n’ roll spots to some of the newest theater spaces in town. The pop, power and glam theatricality of their live events are captured for the first time on CD with this new studio recording.

DOLL is being released through Sh-K-Boom Records, a Sony/BMG distributed label, known to “bridge the gap between pop music and theater.” With a sound unique to what one might expect from a Broadway actor, Kevin Cahoon is quickly building a fan base in the indie music world, due to his live shows and abundance of press. Kevin Cahoon and his band Ghetto Cowboy have been heralded by New York Times, Time Out New York, and The Advocate, among others.

Kevin Cahoon & Ghetto Cowboy and their CD have chalked up a number of kudos including four nominations at the 2006 OutMusic Awards, walking away with the Outstanding Debut Recording-male award. The Onion (NY) and Pabst Blue Ribbon selected KC&GC as band of the week in their “Live and Local” Campaign and Mr. Cahoon received an honorable mention in Billboard Magazine’s World Songwriting Contest. Music from the CD has been heard in some interesting outlets. “Fashionista” was featured on several runways during the last two Fashion Weeks in NYC, it has been played overhead for two months in Urban Outfitter stores nationwide and is currently in the top 50 for Sirius Satellite Radio / OutQ’s Mid-Year Music Survey alongside tunes from such artists as Elton John, Rufus Wainwright and Scissor Sisters, among others.

Born and raised just outside of Houston, Kevin Cahoon first performed on the local rodeo circuit, as a rodeo clown. He wasted no time reaching the zenith of pop culture stardom for teenagers in the 80s- an appearance on "Star Search." He took the Junior Grand Championship in 1985 with a show tune (though he won’t tell which song he sang).

Kevin’s pistol power performances and raw theatrics on the rock n’ roll stage stem from his successful career on Broadway. After graduating from New York University, Cahoon was cast as a gang member in The Who's Tommy on Broadway, then originated the role of “Ed the Hyena” in The Lion King. Other credits include The Rocky Horror Show, The Foreigner with Matthew Broderick, (Lortel Nomination), Chitty Chitty Band Bang as the “Childcatcher” and the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch Off-Broadway and sit-downs in San Francisco, Boston and at the Edinburgh Festival. In fact, it was during Kevin's tour with Hedwig that he was inspired to realize his long-held ambition to front his own band. Cahoon is currently starring in The Wedding Singer, as ‘George,’ the scene-stealing Boy George-obsessed bandmate of Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer and the show’s title character. The musical is based on the hit Adam Sandler movie.

Discography

Debut album DOLL released nationally on April 18th, 2006