Kevan McKenzie

Kevan has recorded with many great artists including;

The Wilkinsons, Dan Hill, Michelle Wright, Marc Jordan, Moe Koffman, David Clayton-Thomas, Sheree Jeacocke, Dal Bello, Rob McConnell, Buffy Saint Marie, Doctor John, Haygood Hardy, Robert Palmer, Minglewood, Spencer Davis, Manteca,
Gene Simmons (Kiss), Lori Yates, Pat Labarbera, Ron Hynes, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Hugh March, Stan Meissner, Eugene Amaro, Ron Allen, Frank Mills, Phil Nimmons, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Wayne Rostad, Doug Cammeron, Bill King, Ian Thomas, Joan Kennedy, Tim Thorney, Don Neilson, Joel Feeney, Carol Pope, Lisa Minnelli, Martine St Clair, Jack Lenz, Tommy Hunter, The Rovers, Canada Pops Orchestra, Bob Halligan, Demo Cates, Breit Bros, James Dale, Kim Mitchell
Duane Steele, Paul Gross, Michael Brecker, Holly Cole, Rita MacNeil, Sharon, Lois & Bram, Amy Sky, Bruce Guthrow, Michael O’Martian, Billy Ray Cyrus, Murray McGlaughlan, Paul Gross/David Keely Project, King Brand Valium …….
And many more

Performed on the following television productions;

The Doodle Bops, Little Mosque on the Prairie, SCTV, Bizarre, The Muppets, Super Dave Osborne, Juno Awards (CBC), Jim Brickman Special, Check It Out (Don Adams), CTV Themes, Tommy Hunter Show (CBC), In Session (series)
Danger Bay (CBC), Stars on Ice (CTV), Wide World of Sports (ABC),
Actra Awards (CBC), Howie Mandel Special (CTV), Look Out World (CBC),
Big Voice (CTV series), C.B.L.T. Themes, Office Girls, Rockpalast (Germany), Fraggle Rock, Street Legal (CBC series), Loto 649 (Global), MOM P.I. (CTV),
E.N.G. (CTV series), Gemini Awards (CBC), Due South, Canadian Idol
Queen of Swords etc….

Performed on many films including;

Misdeal (Charles Fox) Other People’s Money (N. Jewison)
Not By The Book (Skogland)
Mazes And Monsters
Forbidden Love (Abc Movie) Sneakers (Fred Mollin)
The Magic Show (Doug Henning) Hockey Night (Cbc)
Woman Of Wilmar (NBC) Les & Bes (Pbs)
Undergrads (Disney) Gentle Sinners (Cbc)
One Night Only (First Choice) Cowgirls Don’t Cry (L.Natalie)
Bloodsport (Mickeymar) African Journey (Mickeymar)
Palais Royal Best Guy (Japan)
The Size Of Watermelons Madonna, The Early Years
Tek War (NBC) Black Jack (John Woo)
Free Willy Iii Body & Earth
Bucket Of Blood Men With Brooms
Passion Of The Christ The Rocker

Live Performances;

Anne Murray (12 American Tours) James Taylor
Sheree Jeacocke (2 Japanese Tours) Guido Basso
David Foster Bill Conti Orchestra
Lorainne Segatto (Parachute Club) Tom Scott
Mary Margaret O’hara (2 European Tours) Manteca
Roger Whittaker (4 Am. & Can. Tours) Larry Carleton
Doug Riley (Roland Clinics) XTC (Much Music)
Hugh Marsh (Dumarier Jazz Festivals) N.A.C.Orchestra (Ottawa)
Dal Bello (Europe & Scandinavian Tour) Toronto Symphony
David Blamiers Group (Jazz Festivals) Soul Stew
86 Expo Orchestra (Royal Performance) Andrew Loyd Weber
Marc Jordan (Japanese & Canadiantours) Chris De Burgh
Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Blood Brothers,
Tommy (Drums & Percussion) Beauty And The Beast
Buffy Saint Marie (U.S. &Europe) The Dexters
Rough Trade George Olliver
The Canadian Tenors David Usher (Moist)
King Brand Valium Rik Emmett

Commercial Credits (Jingles);

1,000’s in total, some include;

The Keg, Mcdonalds, Diet Pepsi, Molson’s, Black & Decker,Toyota, Burger King, Campbells, K.F.C., Canon, Holliday Inn, Labatt’s, Budwieser, Crest, Kelloggs, Scope, Bank Of Commerce, Heineken, Bell, Pepsi, Maxwell House, Air Canada, Heinz, CNE, Carling O’keefe, Ford, Chevrolet, Club Med, Miller, CGE, Levis, Folgers, Texaco Esso, Petro Canada, Greb Kodiak, McCains, Seven Up, Wendy’s, Commodore, Cheerios, Chrysler, Coke, Nissan, Gulf, Carlsburg, CP Rail, Royal Bank, Goodear, Chevy, Red Dog, Gatorade, Canadian Tire, AT&T, Canadian Air

Tv Appearances With;

Anne Murray Jimmy Webb Ray Charles Liona Boyd Ramsey Lewis Micheal Johnson The Chi-Lites William Lee Golden Glen Campbell Veronique Beleveau
The Inkspots Earl Klugh Tommy Hunter Frank Mills
Chet Atkins Maureen Forrester Paul Butterfield Sam & Dave Livingston Taylor
Henny Youngman Carroll Baker Ritchie Havens Dave Mason Steve Cropper Kim Karnes
Clarence Clemons Zappacosta Lorreta Lynn
Sharon Lois & Bram The Nylons Eddie Floyd William Bell Jackie Richardson David Usher Buffy Sainte Marie

Kevan endorses Headhunters Creations, Pearl Drums & Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Regal Tip Drum Sticks and Aquarian Drum Heads.

He has produced, written and recorded three international albums for the Somerset label (including a certified gold) and a new cd with renowned Canadian pianist/composer Jack Lenz as well as music for commercials and film at his home studio.

He is a first-degree black belt in Shotokan karate and an ardent student of Jeet Kune Do and yoga.