Kev Starkey’s debut album Ten Shades of Blues was launched at the Bello Winter Music Festival on 9 July.

Click here to listen to Kev featured on Radio National’s ‘Inside Sleeve’ program with Paul Gough.

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The single ‘Soaked in Sin’, sung in Kev’s signature smoky voice, is a reflection on the places he’s been and the things he’s seen on his life’s journey.  With a voice reminiscent of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, Kev’s musical influences have also included diverse styles such as Neil Young and Led Zeppelin, classical composers like Bach, as well as flamenco musician Jose Feliciano.

Kev Starkey is an Adnyamathanha and Torres Strait Islander man passionate about caring for Country and singing the blues. Writing and playing music for 30 years, Kev brings his diverse background and life experiences to the creation of his music. Be it instrumental or lyrical, Kev Starkey’s ten diverse styles of blues tell a story we can all relate to in one way or another. He crosses many genres from blues and classical to flamenco.

His debut album, ‘Ten Shades of Blues’, was recorded at the CAAMA Music studio in Alice Springs and released Friday 8 July.

To purchase Kev’s CD ‘Ten Shades of Blue’ click here.