Kev Starkey is an Adnyamathanha and Torres Strait Islander man who sings the blues. Writing and playing music for 30 years, Kev brings his diverse background and life experiences to the creation of his music. Be it instrumental or lyrical, Kev Starkey's ten diverse styles of blues tell a story we can all relate to in one way or another. He crosses many genres from blues and classical to flamenco.
Kev is passionate about creating world wide awareness about the destruction of Cultural Sites and the damage created by Coal Seam Gas plants and mining around the world. Be it instrumental or lyrical, Kev Starkey's ten diverse style of blues tell a story we can all connect to in one way or
The single ‘Soaked in Sin’, sung in Kev’s signature smoky voice, is a reflection on the places he’s been and the things he’s seen on his life’s journey. With a voice reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, Kev’s musical influences have also included diverse styles such as Neil Young and Led Zeppelin, classical composers like Bach, as well as flamenco musician Jose Feliciano.
Kevin yarns with Gman here :