Analog Smile

Analog Smile - Kyle Vincent

June 17, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Kyle Vincent. He is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer. He was called the "crown prince of soft pop," by Goldmine Magazine. When he’s not busy writing or recording, he spends most of his time on the road, playing shows around the world for his dedicated fan base. In 2014 Vincent was nominated for, and won, "Best Male Vocalist" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Kyle Vincent began his music career at the age of eight, playing alto saxophone in Berkeley school jazz bands. At age 11 he appeared on stage with Donald Byrd, taking turns improvising with the trumpeter. He took jazz and bebop lessons for several years with saxophonist Hal Stein. Vincent studied voice with master vocal coach and opera singer Claudine Spindt for several years, and took bass lessons from guitarist Joe Satriani. After moving to Los Angeles, Vincent studied with renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs. Vincent was the lead singer in the seminal teen power pop band, Candy, which recorded one album, ‘’Whatever Happened To Fun...’’ on the Mercury/Polygram label, and included future Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Signed to MCA as a solo artist, he recorded the album, ‘Trust’, and toured as the opening act for Barry Manilow on his "Greatest Hits and Then Some" tour. For his next album, he signed with Disney's Hollywood Records which spawned the U.S. Billboard/Radio & Records Adult Top 20 single, "Wake Me Up (When The World's Worth Waking Up For)". In 2020, Vincent signed with Universal Music Group to distribute the album, ‘Whatever It Takes’. He edited, remixed, remastered, and added bonus tracks to ‘Whatever It Takes” and re-released it in 2021. Sherry and Kyle chat about his career in music and much more! Visit kylevincent.com for information.

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