KevLee

KevLee

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KevLees' trancelike malotic vocals embrace elements of Roots, Soul and Lovers Rock. Accented, his voice surfaces the rough beauty and ragged cadence of dancehall swagger.

Biography

One man, one voice, five Genres has redefined the very sound of reggae to the likes of which we have never heard before or since.
With his trancelike malotic vocals cleverly embracing elements of Roots, Soul and Lovers Rock, sprightly reinforced and accented, his voice surfaces the rough beauty and ragged cadence of dancehall swagger. Though comparable to some and influenced by many, it is fair to say he is like no other. Who is he; he is reggae music’s anew, afresh. He is KevLee. KevLee was born in the jewel of the Caribbean, on the island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands which was purchased by the U.S. from Denmark in the early 1900’s.
While amid middle class living in St. Thomas, whose economy is driven by tourism, aspirations of success and the fruits thereof would have him searching for opportunities beyond the familiar borders of his birthplace. Purposed and determined, he moves to the U.S. mainland for an indefinite period of time. He first and foremost concentrated on doing what made life most meaningful to him, making music. Uncertain and unknown to the music and to the industry, he spends the next few years recording as well as performing backup and support for various groups during live onstage performances.
He played the back for a short period during his wait while waiting to happen. His experiences lead him to new encounters giving him new perspective and knowledge that would prepare him for his new beginnings. Despite a series of failed release attempts, KevLee remained steadfast and focused on fore fronting his career as a solo artist. He was determined to make a record of his own vision. The resulting work, his debut album, Genre. Its content and essence are both crafty and brilliant. A clever integration of not just multiple Genres (Classic Rock, Rock Steady, Soul, R & B, Hip Hop and Disco) but multiple vocal styles suited for taking reggae music to newer dimensions. Its summary is tri fold; message, vision and purpose.

The Message - It’s Reggae music closing social and musical gaps through Reggae,
Rhythm and Vibes.

His Vision - To create more appealing Reggae music for a populace whose ears
still find it foreign and strange.

Its Purpose - Defined by the album’s title, GENRE is not just entertainment, but
entertainment with a mission.


A decade has passed since his embark upon music and not without hardship. But for the most part, it has availed him many successes. He has performed in conjunction with well known artist such as Nas, Blackeyed Peas, Capleton, Everton Blender, Toots and The Maytals, Israel Vibrations, The Wailers and Akon. With his lilting and mesmeric qualities, KevLee has given way to a sound that is fluid and resilient enough to incorporate both fast and slow rhythms. With vocal versatility, he transcends ones mindset to an atmosphere of new ground. Every song, every melody, are endless gifts. For in them one can find day to day sustained hopes, small pleasures and the solace of love.

Lyrics

A PROMISE

Written By: K. Todman

VERSE 1
Your time is of the essence
A commodity
I love you and your precious
And honestly
Your love could only take us
Back to where we use to be
I would like to be the air
That inhabits you for a moment
If only I could be
That unnoticed
If only I could be
If only I could be
That necessary

HOOK
The first shall be the last
The last shall be the first
In sickness and in health
For better or for worst
For richer or for poorer
I wont walk through that door
And I promise
You this time
I promise

VERSE 2
You're the first woman I noticed
As a man and not a guy
And when we met its like my heartbeat
For the very first time
I wanna feel the type of love
That when you die
I'll see your face in my tears
When I cry
You're on my mind just like a thought
That forever remains
You and I are both like words
We on the same page
And our love will hold together
Till we both see old age

HOOK
The first shall be the last
The last shall be the first
In sickness and in health
For better or for worst
For richer or for poorer
I wont walk through that door
And I promise
You this time
I promise

DONT B UNKIND

Written By: K. Todman & G. Allison

For many days my tears
Became my food both day and night
And like a rose i'm thorned
Thorned between passion and pain
Now once a man is twice a child
Three times a lady maybe
And I don't want no wait in vain
You hurry came no worries baby

HOOK:
Alot of these things I miss
but don't b unkind

RAP Verse

HOOK:
Alot of thes things I miss
but don't b unkind

I gaze the present tense
We've been together since
I came like heaven sent
to show you what forever meant
My queen your president
Beseech the reverend
I've seen your eveidence
And oh my God to hell it went
One thing you must remember
You know I love your gender
If you don't love me tender
I will return you to sender

HOOK:
Alot of these things I miss
but don't b unkind

Rap Verse

HOOK:
Alot of these things I miss
but don't b unkind

I'VE Been WAITING

Written By: K. Todman, S. Aaron, E. Griffin

Say you're my number one girl
Call me your poopa I will call you baby girl
And that will be my world
We could go to V.I. or to Waikiki
As long as you keep your loving right close to me
And we could take it up to heights
you never see
So mommy ben aqui so mommy ben aqui

BRIDGE:
Girl is you that I love
Its you i'm dreaming of
Just can't get enough

HOOK:
I've been waiting for your love everyday
The time I spend I sit here waiting
Waiting for you to say...Hey Hey

And I say ooh
Don't you see i'm waiting
Can't you see i'm waiting
Don't you leave me waiting
Girl I want you baby

When the morning turn to a night
The lonely feels like teeth that bite
You girl are the one cause none of thems my type
And enough of them are like syke
So I don't believe the hype
Half of them are fools and there not bright
Now because of you I see the light
And a apple falls from tree
but not until its ripe
Then you wear the white
and the two of us throw rice

BRIDGE:

HOOK:

You see I promise you a life but I'm sorry I regret
That the promise that I promise you a promise never kept
You see its now I realize that I love you to the death
And the promise that I promise you are promises I kept

BRIDGE:

HOOK:

Discography

Singles - U Should B Dancin, Ac Right
LP - GENRE (released June 2005)
Tracks Receiving Airplay - "MISSES RIGHT"

Set List

Typical Set List - Originals & few covers
Song Listing: