"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
Mar. 14 HONG KONG -The Bounty (Discovery Bay)
Mar. 20 JAPAN -TBA
Mar. 21 JAPAN -TBA
May 2 PORTLAND, OR
July 11 LUCCA, ITALY -Private Show
If ever there was a pop ‘n roll survivor, Kyle Vincent is that man. Vincent began his musical career at the age of 8, playing saxophone in his native Berkeley, California school system’s innovative jazz program. As a teen he went on to take bass lessons from multi-platinum guitarist Joe Satriani, and voice lessons from renowned San Francisco opera singer Claudine Spindt, before moving to L.A. to become lead singer of the influential teen L.A. power-pop foursome, Candy (which featured future Guns 'n Roses axe man Gilby Clarke).
After Candy, Vincent signed to several major labels as a solo artist, releasing many high quality albums, and enjoying a hit with the infectious pop ditty, "Wake Me Up (When The World's Worth Waking Up For)", which lit up the radio during the summer of ’97, and was featured in the Garry Marshall film, The Other Sister. The song went to #1 in many markets and Top 20 on the national Adult charts.
Vincent recounts his long, multi-label journey through his omnipresent humor: “I believe I hold the all-time record for signing the most major label record deals, with the least amount of chart success. My A&R guys have been fired, a label president carted away in handcuffs, and once even my promo man was bumped off. No lie. That happened.”
Kyle credits singing along to Barry Manilow albums as a teen with developing his singing voice. As fate would have it, years later he would 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 baseVincent 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!