Kevin Misajon

Kevin Misajon

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Kevin Misajon's debut album PICTURE is a snapshot into the world of this very talented young new artist. "Inspired by travel, rooted in surf, this kid has a voice - both figuratively and literally...”

Biography

Kevin Misajon is a Southern California singer-songwriter born and raised between Oahu, Hawaii and Long Beach, CA. Misajon started to focus on his music while attending college in Santa Barbara and began writing songs while living in Southern Spain. From coffee shops to oceanfront parties, UCSB student events to State St. venues, Misajon developed a very loyal Santa Barbara student following. Through an acoustic recording made in his fraternity house attic in 2005, "Miso's" original music rapidly spread throughout the college town. Within 6 months these recordings made their way to booking agents in San Francisco and Hermosa Beach and were placed in two separate documentary surf films. Through these contacts, he would grow his own independent record label and event production team based in Hermosa Beach over the next 3 years.

2006: Misajon was introduced to a locally revered studio and started recording scratch tracks of some newly developed material. The project evolved into his debut album "Picture" - dedicated in memory to one of his best friends: Chris McCallister, victim of a drunk driving incident. 5% of the profits from his record are donated every year to M.A.D.D. in his memory.

2007: Upon releasing "Picture" Misajon was touring the West Coast and headlining venues such as The Roxy, Soho, Maggie McGarrys and ending with a sold-out show at The Key Club in Hollywood. This Hawaiian-blooded entertainer has shared the stage with major acts of all genres such as: Augustana, Jake Shimabukuro, and The English Beat; Reggae legends The Mighty Diamonds and The Melodians; as well as respected independents The Aggrolites and The Beautiful Girls. His home-base in South Bay was a launching point for his full-band show as well as his acoustic act. Equipped with a loop pedal and an array of toys, Misajon showcases as a multi-instrumentalist - playing guitars, bongos, djembe, keyboards, and an occasional harmonica.

2008: Misajon recorded a double-sided single "Even So/About Time" which was featured on radio stations in Santa Barbara and earned him a headlining slot for the Hermosa Beach Concert Series for over 5,000 people. Shortly after, he left for 4 months - traveling throughout Southeast Asia, New Zealand and South America. During which, Misajon developed material for his upcoming album and played a few key shows along the way.

In 3 years, Kevin Misajon has become a staple act in the Southern California circuit, and is currently expanding his team. In search of proper representation and management, it seems just a matter of time before this artist is be able to reach a much broader audience, nationally as well as overseas. Or as he puts it: “my best friends I have yet to meet.”

A list of shows and photos can be found at www.MisajonMusic.com.

Lyrics

Oh Mama

Written By: Kevin Misajon

Debbie was a strong girl, with long brown hair.
She had those devil-green eyes that didn't seem to care.
With my intentions good, she made me do so wrong.
But you should see Debbie dance, when they played our favorite song.

And I said:
Oh Mama, can’t you see what I’ve done?
She said:
No son, I can’t, but you’ll always be my son
I said:
Oh no Mama, can’t you see what I’ve done?
She said:
Darling that’s OK, cause you’re not the only one…

Well Ronnie had a shotgun, he had his father’s eye
He’d point it straight up at the heavens, said he’d make those angels cry
Well I just wanted to see the tears fall from up above
But they only fall from my own eyes, now he’s no one to speak of

And I said:
Oh Mama, can’t you see what I’ve done?
She said:
No son, I can’t, but you’ll always be my son
I said:
Oh no Mama, can’t you see what I’ve done?
She said:
Darling that’s OK, cause you’re not the only one…

One open road, nowhere to run…
And if I’ve got a future it’s in you, my son.

Well Bobby was a drinker, he was heavy into booze.
He likes the Jack and the Jim, mixes Johnny Walker in,
But the Wise found him some bad news
Well I swear I didn’t drink too much, I just live like I’m alive.
And Bobby I’m sorry didn’t mean to steal your glory, but that night I had to drive…

And I said:
Oh Mama, can’t you see what I’ve done?
She said:
No son, I can’t, but you’ll always be my son
I said:
Oh no Mama, can’t you see what I’ve done?
She said:
Darling that’s OK,
Darling that’s OK,
Darling that’s OK,
cause you’ll always, you’ll always be my son…

Open Mind

Written By: Kevin Misajon

Don’t take a step without standing up first,
Don’t speak your mind without being rehearsed.
But then the chances come for us to take, and if we can’t relate watch them slip away,
Awakening the way we see, but we can change the way we believe in we.

Don’t give it up so easily
You’ve got much more to offer this world
And if I know anything, it’s everything changes, but they stay the same
Too hard to stop the clock, and so we play this game
But you’ve got to open up your mind…
Open up your mind.

The image of the nation, is it imagination?
Souls being sold to hold up the complications of
Every woman man could we get along?
We could if we’re doing what we love, loving what we do,
Giving what we can, sharing what we have of me and you
I do believe these things could lead us to peace but you’ve got to wait and see, yeah…

But then you can’t give it up so easily
You’ve got one shot to conquer this world
And if I know anything, it’s everything changes, yet they stay the same
Too hard to stop the clock, and so we play this game
But you’ve got to open up your mind
Open up your mind…

If you take your time and look around,
You’ll see these things that bring you down,
That lift you up, that give you strength
That turn your dreams straight into fate…
Cause we’ve got hearts to get along,
And we’ve got our minds to not do wrong
But we’ve got choice, so choice remains
To turn the opportune into change - The only constant is change

And so don’t give it up so easily
You’ve got much more to offer this world
And if I know anything, it’s everything changes, but they stay the same
Too hard to stop the clock, and so we play this game
But you’ve got to open up your mind
Open up your mind…

What we don’t need is another man speaking, we don’t need another war creeping
What we need is for you and me to use the minds in our heads…
Doing what we love, loving what we do, giving what we can, sharing what we have
Of me and you
I do believe these things could lead us to peace, but you’ve got to wait and see yeah, yeah
Just wait and see.

Picture

Written By: Kevin Misajon

It’s a trip this town I’ve seen
Different from everywhere I’ve been
Where the people smile, their eyes are bright,
And the say only what they mean.

It’s a trip these things I’ve done
All alone, but I’m not the only one.
And although I’m by myself,
Well somehow I feel at home

Can you picture you and me
In a place just like this?
Where the people don’t live to work
Where the people all work to live
And I want to share this life with you
But right now I’m just so far
But I swear to G** in no time I’m gonna be right there
Right where you are

I don’t know what I’ve got in myself, but I know what I’ve got in you.
I’ve got everything that I could ever want, but sometimes I can’t believe it’s true.
And I know you can’t hear me, but I’ll do my best
To sing this song outloud for you.
I know it’s not great but the thing I like best is that this one….
This one’s for you.

Can you picture you and me
In a place just like this?
Where the people don’t live to work
Where the people all work to live
And I want to share this life with you
But right now I ‘mjust so far
But I swear to G** in no time I’m gonna be right there, right where you are

Take it Slow

Written By: Kevin Misajon

Train roll on, my soul – it’s got me rocking so fine, because you’ve
Got to take it slow – you’ll love just what it feels like, I’m telling you
Oh darling can’t you see – what you’ve done to me, it’s a tragedy baby,
But you’ve got to let things be…

It’s the only way for me, oh no, it’s the only way for me

When my woman comes, I’m holding on tight if I can, cause I
Don’t want to be alone, looking back at 25, and saying
Oh my G**, now why did I waste such a good thing, but now I chase
All the beauty they possess inside their mind…

Oh no,
You’ve got to take it slow – just sit and watch the time fly, you’ve got to
Let your worries go – you’ll love just what it feels like, I’m telling you
Oh darling can’t you see – what you’ve don’t to me it’s a tragedy baby,
But you’ve got to let things be…

It’s the only way for me, oh no now it’s the only way for me

When I’m done, well I’ll have wanted,
To say hey, I’ve been strong
Through the wrongs and rights of life’s house haunted
A short road can seem so long
I’ve taken every chance, every opportunity branch, I broke it off, batted up with my own two hands, cause moments come and go but memories are our own…

Oh you’ve got to take it slow – just sit and watch the time fly, you’ve got to
Let your worries go – you’ll love just what it feels like, I’m telling you
Oh darling can’t you see – what you’ve don’t to me it’s a tragedy baby,
But you’ve got to let things be –

It’s the only way for me, it’s the only way for me

Oh no you’ve got to take it slow – just sit and watch the time fly, you’ve got to
Let your worries go – you’ll love just what it feels like, I’m telling you
Oh darling can’t you see – what you’ve don’t to me it’s a tragedy baby,
But you’ve got to let things be…

I said train roll on, my soul – it’s got me rocking so fine, because you’ve
Got to take it slow – you’ll love just what it feels like, I’m telling you
Oh darling can’t you see – what you’ve done to me, you’re my remedy baby,
But you’ve got to let things be – it’s the only way…

Complications

Written By: Kevin Misajon

Well pour and shake, put it up in the mix, you gotta split, shot, caught the bone
But no one understands the mode, with people popping off and hopping for more
Well don’t trip, it’s just a little business to keep on top, and give off thoughts of often only
Hope through those with roads towards gold…

So what’s wrong with being wrong, I said isn’t it right
To know just how to take a fall, and when not to fly…
Because I always knew that less was more, but yet
The higher we go, the harder I fall for you, are who I am
When I’m with you

Well there is no consequence, there’s
Just peace of mind from this so
Give all you have to give or
Else you’ll get less from this

Cause what we need is what we get, and who we are is how we spend this time and time again, we’ll find the meanings to an end, but if I don’t get low I won’t feel higher than the moment’s come and here we go, I said now
Lift my soul up, I won’t chase my pride, I said uh
Lift my soul up, life won’t pass me by

So what’s wrong with being wrong, I said isn’t it right
To know just how to take a fall, and when not to fly…
Because I always knew that less was more, but yet
The higher we go, the harder I fall for you, are who I am
When I’m with you

Discography

"Picture" (Released January 2007)
Recorded at Headway Music Studio in Westminster, Ca
Mixed at Sound Asylum in Santa Ana, CA
Mastered at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA

"Picture" has radio airplay on KJEE 93.9 in Santa Barbara, CA

"Further Down the Road" and "Ice Cream"
Internet Radio Stations

"Even So/About Time" (Released April 2008)
Recorded at The Basement in Long Beach, CA
Mixed at Sound Asylum in Santa Ana, CA
Mastered at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, CA

"Even So" was featured on 92.9 KJEE in Santa Barbara, CA
"About Time" was featured on 91.5 WMFO in Boston, MA.

Set List

Misajon performs a 45 minute all-original showcase. Switching between Acoustic and Electric guitars, Piano and Percussion, the show is eclectic and engaging.

Cover interpretations are typically drawn from the likes of: The Band, Paul Simon, Otis Redding, or Bob Marley