Twenty-year-old Kevin Tapia has lived a life surrounded by music and instrumentation from the moment he was born. Kevin’s family, originally from Mexico, have been a driving force behind his musical passion and creativity as he comes from a family of musicians. From the age of eight, Kevin knew that he had a knack for music and by the age of 12 he was learning to play the guitar, with a little help from his uncle and the inspiration of Carlos Santana. However, it was not until high school that Kevin decided that this might be a possible career path.
Musically, Kevin listens to an array of sounds, but his heart lies in two places in the realm of genres: Latin music and R&B. Nonetheless, coming from a Hispanic household, Kevin has been most influenced by Latino artists such as Romeo Santos, Sin Bandera, Camila, and Mana. No artist has influenced him quite the same way as the Guatemalan singer songwriter, Ricardo Arjona, “His style of writing is so unique and the words he writes are so strong he’s just the man!” says Kevin.
After finding himself embodied with this overwhelming love of music, Kevin began to embrace the possibility of one day becoming a household name. His ambitions are simple but genuine: to inspire and enlighten through the music he makes. “I want to inspire people and make them strive for their goals even if it’s not being a musician, it could be anything!” he says. Kevin’s well rounded ear and love for the guitar is what keeps him sane in moments of discontent, “Just when I feel like my world is coming down, I just crank the volume of my electric guitar and just start playing.”
The future is bright for Kevin, he hopes to continue playing his music and showing the world his talent while bringing a smile to the faces of those who hear him. Be sure to follow Kevin on social media and keep up with all the new music he’ll be sending your way!
On July 17 2016, Kevin was given the opportunity to sing on the same stage that Ismael Miranda was scheduled to perform. This took place at Branch Brook Park, Newark NJ. Thanks to Butchie Nieves President of the Puerto Rican Day Parade of Newark NJ who organize a Multicultural Music Festival.
· On September 16, 2016 Kevin will be introduce as the Padrino de honor for the Mexican Day Parade of NY and will sing as well. The announcement will be at the Astoria World Manor, Astoria NY. It will be his first media exposure with Univision.
· On September 18 2016, at 11am Kevin will march down as the Padrino de honor for the Mexican Day Parade NY on Madison Ave between the streets of 27th thru 38th
· September 19 @ 4:40p – 7p A historical event: For the first time in history The Mexican flag is raised in City hall Newark NJ 920 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07104
Live Performance by Musician Kevin Tapia Kevin will play the USA National anthem and will sing to songs. This will also be covered by the media. Thanks to Chris Campos the event organizer.
· On October 15 2016, Kevin performed live for the 18th annual Hispanic heritage festival for the Town of Babylon, Long Island NY at the Lindenhurst High School.
It was also be covered by the Long Island media.
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