BIOGRAPHY


 “…a marvellous musician…” – Tom Allen, CBC’s Music & Co.
 
 
Whether singing an intimate ballad, performing an intricate fugue, creating stirring world beats, or wailing on a powerful rock anthem, award-winning singer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Ramessar has a history of moving audiences.

A two-time winner of First Place for guitar at the Canadian Music Competitions, Kevin has delighted listeners and critics with music that is "passionate," "beautifully contemplative," and "entirely satisfying" (Wholenote Magazine; The Record). With his honest vulnerability, and skillful musicianship, he draws listeners into an emotional journey through heartfelt stories and captivating songs.

Kevin played lead guitar in the Tony-Nominated 'Jesus Christ Superstar', receiving high praise from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber himself, and currently holds the lead guitar chair in the Tony Award winning  'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' on Broadway.  He was awarded the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award in Music in 2008, and divides his time between K-W and New York City.

Kevin has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, and has taken his music to major concert halls and festival stages throughout Canada and the U.S., and into Europe.  His solo and band performances have earned him accolades from the likes of Pat Metheny and Ron Sexsmith, and have led to collaborations with Jim Cuddy, Christian McBride, and Kellylee Evans.  Highlights include ABC's The View, the Juno Songwriters’ Circle, Good Morning Canada, Canada AM, JunoFest, and opening performances for Maceo Parker, Tony Bennett, and Chris Botti.

Kevin is often featured on CBC Radio and WNED, and took Second Prize overall in the 2004 Canadian Music Competition National Stepping Stone competition. Drawing on his classical education and love of jazz and world music, Kevin has created an infectious brand of music that evokes praise from critics and audiences alike.

 


 
“…Ramessar proved he possesses musicianship to die for.”
– Colleen Johnston, The KW Record