Kevin's Bio

The Motor City born and raised Kevin Russell has a very unique blend of rock blues and soul. Kevin says: “It’s a Motor City thing!” Kevin is a contemporary artist known in hip musical circles and by fans worldwide. He is a provocative player and his daring spirit is always apparent. Moving to Hollywood to follow his dream, Kevin formed the now classic rock band 707. Scoring a couple of rock radio classics “I Could Be Good For You” and “Megaforce”, 707 toured playing arenas throughout the 80’s. “I Could Be Good For You” was featured in Adam Sandler’s block buster film Grown Ups. In the mid 80’s Kevin joined forces with Billy Kreutzman and Brent Midland (Grateful Dead) to form Kokomo. They played sold out show after sold out show all around the U.S. Next Kevinjoined up with Stray Cats members Slim Jim Phantom & Lee Rocker and David Bowie guitaist Earl Slick. The band scored an MTV & rock radio favorite “Men Without Shame”. Around that time Kevin got a call from his longtime friend Mike Clink (Guns n Roses) to play on Whitesnake’s highly successful “Slip Of The Tongue” record. Next Kevin his pal Peter Criss.(Kiss) put together “The Keep”. Kevin and Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons became good buddies in the Bay Area. They put a touring band together The Red Bank Rockers and hit the road. Playing to sold out crowds across the U.S.. In the 90’s Kevin concentrated on playing rock-blues and producing many other rock and blues records for artists which included; Steve Hunter (David Lee Roth), Pat Travers, Leslie West, Frank Marino, Rick Derringer, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big/David Lee Roth), George Lynch (Dokken), Ritchie Kotzen (Poison), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy), Steve Lukather, (Toto) Stu Hamm Joe Satriani), Rick Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynyrd). In 2007-2009 the smash Broadway hit show Jersey Boys came calling on Kevin’s talents. After completing over 600 shows with Jersey Boys, Kevin has released several solo records and contiues to record and plays live shows constantly.