Kevin Garrett – Concert Review.

[KANSAS CITY, MO.] As the momentum builds in his music career – Kevin Garrett brought his first headline tour to The Tank Room. Held in an intimate atmosphere filled with indispensable support for him as a singer/songwriter. On the walls hung beautiful artwork that surrounded the crowd which accented Garrett’s performance as he poured out his passion in his instrumental and vocal talent. Special thanks to RocNation-Girlie Action for granting press access to Kevin Garrett with the support of Matt Woods.

Whilst on tour Garrett has been promoting his first LP titled Mellow Drama that highlights his six tracks. Coloring was the name of his introductory single and Garrett has received a lot of praise for the heartfelt depiction of a broken romance. Once he was on stage, I over heard a lot of reactions from the audience that mentioned how Garrett reminds them of Sam Smith. Which after the show I asked him his thoughts of always being compared to the English singer. He then replied that it’s a huge honor to get compared to other artists – at the end of the day they’re completely different things but he’s a big fan of Sam Smith and commended his outrageous talent. With the grammy winner taking a break in music I feel now is a perfect time for him to step in and fill the void.

Throughout his performance Garrett showcased a few untitled songs that he has been working on whilst on the road. It was a little difficult to understand what he commented about a few songs because of his mumbling – that he acknowledged and apologized for. Yet, his seductive deep talking-voice was a nice treat that had me swooning as he recharged his singing-voice. Not to mention his nerdy thick-framed eye wear and baby face caught my attention first.

A nice highlight of the show is when Garrett brought Matt Woods back to the stage to sing a duet together. A James Vincent McMorrow cover actually – Woods was doing a karaoke basically but that’s completely fine. Garrett’s voice definitely had more strength yet both harmonized wonderfully well together. Collectively, I felt that Garrett’s songs are the kind you have playing in the background as you clean your house or even study for a test – more than captivating music that forces you to put everything on pause and will catch you in your feelings. However, he did mention to me personally that he’s excited to hit the studio to edit what he’s been working on and not sweatin’ the summer festivals this year.

This coming May he will be heading to Europe and London with the help from Live Nation France promoting his tour dates out that way. Also he mentioned how he’s looking forward to see what happens, to see what translates out there. Especially at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK and Saint Pancras Old Church in London.

Inherit Love, I AM,

Kevin Garrett.


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