From the beginning of my memory I have been a musician.
I "conducted" orchestras in my boyhood bedroom while listening to
everyone from Brahms to Bernstein to Beethoven and beyond. I always knew
that making music stirred something in me that was -- and is -- inexplicable. I had to make music.
Lucky for me, the music world was welcoming in the 1960's and, living in
Southern California, the music scene was right around the corner. I
co-founded the Ken Kenny Singers
and we became a very popular act in the Southern California scene. We
started playing at parties then graduated to bars, clubs and coffee
houses, eventually opening at the Santa Monica Civic as part of a nation-wide tour of a major national television show.
While life continued to move in a variety of directions, music was
always the centerline for me. While pursuing all of life's opportunities
I continued to expand my musical horizons and repertoire to include Jazz, Standards, R&B, "Good Time Rock n' Roll", Country, Blues and more. I also continue to write original material for others and myself. My performance style is smooth yet exciting, cool yet hot, playful yet meaningful.
I developed the "I Believe In Music" Show
(thank you, Mac Davis!) because I realized people enjoy a show that has
more than just one type of musical genre. We all have those songs that
make us slap our head and say, "Wow, I remember that song!" Music has
the ability to resurrect wonderful memories that may have long been
Many people don't know that every song has a backstory or an interesting reason
that it was written. Most of the time these stories are funny but
often, they add great meaning to the music. I've researched almost every
song I sing and bring that information to each and every show.
I continue to be excited about entertaining the audiences that are
attending my performances. It is my goal to have every person who comes
to see me leave the building with smiles and warm remembrances along with the excitement of having just seen a fantastic show.
“Music Makes Everything Better!” That’s my motto and my promise. When you book a Headslap Music show, you and your guests will be treated to a toe-tapping, shoulder-shaking, sing-along good time
guaranteed to leave a smile on your face (and perhaps even a tear in
your eye). In addition to great music, you’ll learn more about your
favorite songs with “Song Stories”.
Song stories are little-known humorous and sometimes heart-tugging
facts about the songs I sing. Once you know the stories behind the
music, you and your guests will have a newfound appreciation and
enjoyment of these unforgettable songs.