"The crown prince of soft pop" – Goldmine
"One of the best singer-songwriters to come along since the heyday of Tin Pan Alley" – Barry Manilow
The New Album!!
Whatever it takes
The New Album – Kyle celebrates 2020 with his TWENTIETH ALBUM! The award-winning singer/songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist returns with Whatever It Takes– a stunning new album of original, captivating contemporary pop songs, drenched in soulful melodies, rich orchestration, heartfelt lyrics, and sparkling vocals, reminiscent of the great radio songs of the 60s & 70s, yet sounding refreshingly fresh!
Kyle Vincent has never shied away from wearing his influences, and his heart, on his musical sleeve, and his latest album will not only satiate his current legion of worldwide fans, but should certainly hook a new audience longing for his style of super melodic, crystal clearly produced pop songs.
Release Date: 2.14.20
The First Single: "Two Cans & A String"
Arriving just in time for Valentine's Day!
"Two Cans & A String" Music & Lyrics – Kyle Vincent
Guitars:Tommy Dunbar Drums:Joe Fitzpatrick Bass:Paul Kochanski
Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Percussion:Kyle Vincent
Produced & Arranged by Kyle Vincent
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Alex Wharton
Kyle discusses the inspiration behind the song: "When I was a kid we mostly just had our transistor radios and bikes. We had to use our imagination to invent our own games. I remember my brother and I rigged a rope and pulley system from his window to mine on which we would send notes and other little things. It seems so silly by today's kid standards, but for us it was high tech! So a year or so ago I was sitting at my piano when my cellphone, iPad, and laptop started buzzing all at the same time. One voicemail was making all three of these things squawk. I had to fight the urge to throw them all out the window! But instead, I wrote this song about missing a simpler time where two cans and a string was our technology, and climbing a tree was the day's big adventure. I actually feel rather fortunate that I didn't have a phone camera to capture every single moment because it makes those memories even more special."
The video for "Two Cans & A String", directed by Nigel Dick, will debut soon. Until then, please enjoy this one:
3.14 HONG KONG -The Bounty (Discovery Bay) NOTE: Postponed due to travel restrictions
3.20 TOKYO, JAPAN – Babagoya CD RELEASE SHOW!
3.21 TOKYO, JAPAN – Cherokee
3.23 OSAKA, JAPAN – To Be Announced
3.27 NAGOYA, JAPAN – Dream Cube
4/10 OKAYAMA, JAPAN – Hiji-Lab
4.25 LOS ANGELES, CA ON SALE NOW!
5.2 PORTLAND, OR ON SALE NOW!
7.11 LUCCA, ITALY -Private Show
Kyle credits singing along to Barry Manilow albums as a teen with developing his singing voice. As fate would have it, years later Manilow would pick the emerging singer to be the opening act on Manilow's Greatest Hits & Then Some tour.
For a few years Vincent was the lead singer in a reformed Bay City Rollers, and even did a tour of duty fronting 70s hit- makers, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods. Of these retro stints Vincent remarks: “I’m pretty much the go-to guy when there’s some wayward 70s band in need of a singer. I’ve been a Roller and a Heywood. I’m waiting for the O’Jays to call.”
Kyle has won numerous awards for his songwriting, and in 2014 was nominated for, and won Best Male Vocalist at the L.A. Music In Media Awards. He also does many benefit concerts for causes he believes in.
When he’s not busy writing or recording (or playing centerfield for his local baseball team) Vincent spends most of his time on the road, playing shows around the world for his dedicated fan base. He will tour extensively in support of the new album, continuing his quest to keep sweet melodic pop music alive – Whatever It Takes!