"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.
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".
The Next KV Live Streaming Mini-Concert Coming Soon!
4.25 LOS ANGELES, CA Postponed
5.2 PORTLAND, OR Postponed
MAY/2020 JAPAN TOUR Please Note: Subject To Change Due To Possible Travel Restrictions
5.9 TOKYO, JAPAN
5.15 KYOTO, JAPAN
5.22 NAGOYA, JAPAN
5.30 NAGANO, JAPAN
5.31 KANAZAWA, JAPAN
7.11 LUCCA, ITALY -Private Show
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!