Kevin Parlor

 

A native of Englewood, New Jersey USA, Kevin Parlor began playing bass in high school and quickly made a name for himself in bands performing around New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. During his junior year in high school, Kevin joined a group that went on to open for recording artists including musical greats Ashford & Simpson. In his senior year, Kevin moved to Atlanta, GA where he toured with platinum-selling R&B artist William Bell.

Before graduating high school, Kevin joined a group which later opened shows for Patrice Rushen, S.O.S. Band, Michael Henderson, Hamilton Bohannon and many others.

Several years later, Kevin returned to the New York area and helped form an R&B group named Miraj, which released a 12-inch single entitled "In The Pocket". Not long thereafter, Kevin found himself working alongside such recording artists as Mtume, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, jazz great Spyro Gyra, and with artists Invisible Man's Band and Mass Production.

As time went on, Kevin co-founded the dance music group House Rock, which released a 12-inch club single entitled "Our Love Is Thru" which 'Right On' magazine called a "scorcher".

Kevin has recorded on numerous tracks for various up-and-coming artists with major projects. In addition, he has recorded for and/or performed with or alongside artists like Ben Vereen, Ali Woodson (former lead singer of the Temptations), Mark Adams (current keyboardist for Roy Ayers), and Sister Souljah. Kevin does recurring work with Aaron McLain (who's played guitar for Terence Trent Darby, Oleta Adams and others and is the current lead guitarist for Marc Anthony). Kevin has also performed for former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York City.


Kevin, who is a Christian, enjoys performing various styles of music and has recorded for up-and-coming Gospel artists and has traveled to Europe several times performing Gospel, Jazz, R&B and Pop. He's also backed-up OFMB Records' artists "Plant The Seed", "Speak Peace" and "Soul Infusion" on their 2004 debut tour to China. Kevin has recorded for Contemporary Christian artists such as Hosanna Christian Fellowship Worship Team (On their debut CD "First Fruits"), John Williams Jr. (Christian Jazz keyboardist/composer/producer), Evangelist Tarji (On her debut project "Spiritual Expressions"), vocalist Phil J.C. (On his "3 For Him" project; on which Kevin wrote and produced each song), and female vocal group Trumpets (On their single "ChristLight").

"Bassically Speaking" CD info:

Kevin Parlor: All programming, bass, synth bass, keys, guitar on #4,5,6,8,10

Additional musicians:

- John Williams; synth solo on #5, piano solo on #10,
electric piano on #12, add'l arrangement on #4 & 11

- Wayne Wilkins; guitar on #7

- Ralph Paul; guitar on #12,

- Michael E. Jackson; add'l drum arrangement on #3


All songs 2003 JALANI Music (ASCAP) and
written, arranged & produced by
Kevin Parlor (except where noted below)

#9 written & arranged by Stevie Wonder
Jobete Music, Inc./Black Bull Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Used by permission 8120
#12 written, arranged and 2003 by Ralph Paul Acerno &
Kevin Parlor jalani_music

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