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Opening the vault: The K&M Soul story
By Uncaged Photography

“This is what has been put in my heart to do, and honestly, I do not know how it is all going to be accomplished.”

Some guys feel the passion to make music as young men, jump onto that path and start a band when they’re kids. Kevin, the singer of K&M Soul, felt that passion as a young man, but thought that music-making could not be for him and tried a different path instead.

I photographed the group at Goose Island in part because Kevin has realized what he was meant for.

K&M Soul began to take shape on June 4th, 2013 — Kevin knows the date off the top of his head. On that day, Kevin was fasting and praying, looking for an answer for what he should do with his unsatisfied drive to sing. Decades along on his career path and raising a family, he’d assumed that the fire of the music he grew up listening to (rock, the blues and soul) would have faded to embers by now.

But he saw that they were never supposed to. And then he met Kevin.

“To create songs that will help someone wake up in the morning, to fight through a difficult situation in life.”

When Kevin speaks about the band’s objectives, he speaks with the experience of a man who has come quite a ways down his path, and helped friends make progress on theirs, too. I don’t do music reviews (you’ll have to come to their show and decide for yourself), but when I watched them performing, I saw on their faces the looks of men who are doing this for a reason, and are serious about achieving that goal.

“For a very long time, I have suppressed the passion for music,” Kevin said.

These days, though, he, Matt and the boys are setting it free.

K&M Soul (Just Kevin & Matt) to Audition for Dueling Duos Contest at Moe’s Tavern, Chicago on 9/11 at 9:30PM

Matt and I started out as a Duo and we do like to play this way every once in a while, this contest caught our eye so we will be there on Thursday September 11th, it starts at 9:30 pm, I am not sure of the exact time we will be playing at this point but if you are in the area, stop by! This contest is only for original songs, so we be performing 4 songs, one if which is a new song we are premiering. 

Moe’s Tavern

2937 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL 60618

773-BAR – 2937

If we make it through the prelim rounds, the finals will be on Friday 9/26. 

Subscribe to our website or newsletter (http://eepurl.com/ZIfs1) and we will keep you posted!

For the love of music, 

K&M Soul


We’ve got a little show & we’re hoping you go!

Alright, so we are doing a little show, it’s no biggie but I am a little pumped about it because we get to play our original songs that we’ve been working on for the last few months!

So, come on out and share this night with us!

Where: Goose Island Wrigleyville

3535 N Clark St

Chicago, IL 60657

When: August 30th

Time: 8:30pm (we will be starting at 9PM and we are only doing a 30 min set)

Parking: There is some parking on the street or there is a pay parking lot in the back.

Tickets: https://www.ticketriver.com/event/11432

(tickets are 50% off right now so $5 bucks, online only)

Want a free copy of our acoustic Debut album? Come to the show and we can get you one.

Hope to see you there!

K&M Soul