View from Left Field
Although now known for his work with the Dave Rowe Trio playing all styles of traditional folk music, Kevin has spent the latter half of the '90's and the 00's making music for the bass guitar. Kevin insists on exploring and learning different musical styles which has led to numerous strange journeys from his early days in the legendary unknown punk band Wasted Sperm to playing in church bands and exploring everything in between. For two years in the early '90's Kevin was a member of Love Cactus where he gained notoriety with his '...furious rocker...'(FACE Magazine) 'Divebomber', '...one of the catchiest local songs these days' as the Portland Press Herald put it. In 1995 Kevin began seriously exploring the idea of solo music, which led to creating solo pieces for bass guitar. The discovery of Eberhard Weber and looping opened up vast new worlds to explore and eventually yielded the CD Acidron, released in 1998. Kevin followed that up with a second CD The View From Left Field in 2000. His work has been highly praised by a variety of magazines and online publications. FACE magazine claimed that 'O'Reilly makes you see through your ears.'