The Latest Album!!
Whatever It Takes
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of Some of His Fave Songs!
The latest 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.
For this very special album, Vincent reached out to some legendary musicians, including Louie Shelton, one of the top session guitarists of all-time. Shelton's credits to pop music history include #1 singles such as "I Want You Back", "Let's Get It On", "Last Train To Clarksville", "I'll Be There", "Hello", "Lowdown", "Saving All My Love For You", and countless more, as well as playing on and producing Seals & Crofts' multi-platinum hit albums.
In a reunion of sorts, Kyle called upon 70s hit-makers the Raspberries to lend their talents. Over a cold Cleveland weekend in March of 2019, Kyle joined guitarist Wally Bryson and drummer Jim Bonfanti in the studio to create some memorable magic. The last time he had been in a studio with Wally had been in 1984 when Bryson served as "musical director" on Kyle's old band Candy's first album, produced by former Raspberries' producer, Jimmy Ienner.
The album-recording project went international when iconic Japanese guitarist, Kyoji Yamamoto put his signature on the title track, bringing an ethereal brilliance to the song.
Tommy Dunbar of the Rubinoos lends his spectacular guitar chops to most songs, and longtime Kyle collaborator Parthenon Huxley co-wrote a classic Vincent/Huxley power pop gem, "Hard To Be Happy".
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: “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 Bee Gees & 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!