American rock band Kev Bev was founded by multi-instrumentalist and lead singer Kevin "Kev Bev" Collins in Austin, TX circa 2013. The thirteen-member group has toured the US and Spain. Candy Collins, Kevin's wife and co-lead singer, contributes songs to the catalog along with vocalist and bass player Alec Dickie. The Sly and the Family Stone style “Family Affair” continues with Alec’s father Joe Dickie on guitar. Bosnian-born guitarist and backing vocalist Nermin Osmanovic brings a rock and Eastern European sound to the group. Horn players Josh Peters, Ben Mishkin, and Joshua Thomson add an element of jazz and soul, while drummer Ryan Henderson and conga player Kevin Clark hold down the dance rhythms. Choreographed dancers Blair Logan, Ellen Musgrave, and Julie Mathis elevate the show by adding a visual experience for the audience. Kev Bev draws from a musicology of genres including rock n’ roll, indie rock, funk, soul, afrobeat, Latin, reggae, disco, hip hop, and jazz. Their original songs capture the essence of life, love, joy, struggle, history, and empathy, as well as the love of basketball and tacos. They also perform cover songs from artists like Bill Withers, Chic, Willie Nelson, and Blackstreet. During their live performances, the band gets the crowd involved with funky breakdowns and sing-alongs. At a Kev Bev show, you can be sure to see people of all ages, classes, and races up and moving together.
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