In Conversation with singer-songwriter Kevin Davy White, from his time on X-Factor, Getting married and writing new material!
What is in store for Kevin with new music on the horizon!
We discuss his time on the X-Factor, getting married, and writing his new material for his forthcoming release…
Kevin has a very distinctive voice and style.
Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, on X Factor UK 2017, Kevin was to win through each week to be the final competitor in the ‘Overs’ category and stormed on to finish an incredible 3rd place in the Finals.
His performance with Tokio Myers was truly superb, it brought the house down.
Kevin also sang a stunning song for the Live shows ‘Week 2 Prize Fight’, X Factor’s TV Prize Battle feature, pitched against the group Rak-Su.
This was a public vote and Kevin won!
As Simon Cowell said “It’s a once in a lifetime Prize” and indeed that’s what it is, as the USA now beckons.
Kevin fly over to Los Angeles to meet with world-famous record producer and writer Savan Kotecha for this special prize.
The Early Years
Kevin started his music career in a band called The JFK’s, Kevin put his multiple musical talents to good use, where he wrote and produced the band’s own songs.
Kevin is a multi-faceted musical machine, he writes, produces, sings, plays guitar, keys and the drums.
Back in 2015, Kevin started to make waves in the UK, in addition to continuing his success back in his hometown of Paris.
He was selected to open for various artists including Martin Barre (long-term guitarist for a legendary rock band, Jethro Tull), Keziah Jones (Funk artist), and Ana Popovic (Blues guitarist from Serbia).
He was then hand-picked to collaborate with Ashley Iona on her song ‘Taking Me Under’.
Following this, he released his own debut EP, ‘Mr. Feeling’, which really showed off his range of skills and channeled his love of multiple genres.
Blues and soul run through his blood, whilst rock and funk have a special place in his heart.
In 2016, Kevin’s success only continued to grow when he won the highly acclaimed Festival Generation Reservoir in France and Archer Streets Got Talent in London.
Later that year, Kevin featured on The Voice France before moving to London and deciding to apply for The X Factor UK 2017.
This is where Kevin meets the UK, by winning the hearts of the nation, from his heart-wrenching rendition of Whitney Houston’s, ‘I Will Always Love You’, to his passionate performance of Jimi Hendrix’s, ‘Voodoo Child’ (where he really got to show off his guitar skills.)
Kevin also performed one of his own songs, ‘Puzzle of Love’, which won him a place in the live tv shows.
Kevin then performed Lead Zeplin’s “Whole Lotts Love” — LIVE in the final, which again was a SUPERB opening to the show which just brought the house down with all the judges providing great comments for his continued performances.
Following on from the X-Factor TV weekly performances, Kevin performed on the super Nationwide X Factor live tour, which he relished, followed by his own shows up and down the country.
At the moment he is finishing co-writing and recording his exciting new music tracks, already collaborating with highly established producers such as Steve Booker, (John Newman) and Matthew Marston, (Emeli Sande) also Alan Glass, (Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Mis-Teeq, Lighthouse Family), alongside The Savan Kotecha, (One Direction, Usher, Ariana Grande) at West Hollywood Studios in L.A.
With all this activity and collaboration's we are pleased to share Kevin’s latest music offering with his latest single released on 13th November — entitled — “My Moon” Kevin will be releasing several singles (monthly from the new year) to keep his fans update and with lots of new music on offer.
It was really refreshing to speak with Kevin, looking at his inspirations and just love for music, and doing this for the right reasons and NOT selling out (like many artists do) to get that next buck.
Kevin has a plan and is true to his beliefs, so the universe will be sending him some good vibes and continued success on his entertainment journey.
To hear the full conversation we had with Kevin, click on the podcast link below to learn more;
With his warming personality, exceptional music abilities, and a passion for great songs, Kevin really is the whole package.
I'm certainly looking forward to new music from Kevin, after our chat, I had the feeling this is just the beginning for this multi-talented artist….
Watch this space, it’s going to be a great journey to watch over the coming years!
By Pete Moore