Kevin Murakami Music
guitar, piano, studio, live
The first music I listened to other than the radio was Elvis Presley hits, The Carpenters, Nat King Cole, Herb Alpert and some others that my parents had in their collection. I started taking piano lessons when I was around 8 years old, and really started to get into listening to instrumentation. On the guitar, I had been playing folk and fingerstyle for a few years before I dove in at 15 and started practicing regularly. The first album I ever got was Elton John's Greatest Hits. Then, Kiss Alive II. That led me to Rush, Triumph, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne (Randy Rhoads!), which turned me to Liona Boyd and Christopher Parkening. My formal training continued with another year of piano lessons, then a few months of classical guitar lessons in Toronto, then at the iconic Musonia in Burbank, CA. I also love James Taylor, Kim Mitchell, Santers and Martina McBride. On the progressive heavier side, I enjoy Scale The Summit, Plini, and Intervals, among others.
Toronto: Metalworks, Triton Sound.
Los Angeles: Branam's Fox Run Studios, Ace Baker Studio.
I ate a lot of Kraft Dinner and Sapporo Ichiban noodles with Velvet Dogs, Eric Lee Band, Clever Pace, Say Uncle, Toy Soldier, Bratt, White Lie, The Guppies and Knighthawk.
Seems like I've been playing music my whole life. I live it and breathe it.
I love playing music.
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