Kevin Martin rocks nooner concert series

Angella d'Avignon

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“Thanks everyone for cutting your classes and coming out!”

A long-haired Kevin Martin and his band played Gorton Quad as part of the Spring Concert Series held in Gorton Quad the afternoon of Wednesday, March 16.

At noon, a modest crowd gathered to watch Martin and his seven-piece backup band kick off their set. Martin on keys said “Let’s rock and roll dude!”

Martin also plays keys with the notorious San Diego band Get Back Loretta and is a seasoned performer whose quips and talent tame any crowd. He delivers social commentary gently through the melodies of charming piano chords, giving depth to his pop songs. It’s his gift of communication and humor that really make the performance.

While the band played a particularly toe-tapping song students filled the quad, making the scene film-worthy. When the uniformed girls from the California Conservation Corps began to pop and lock to the music, Martin promptly improvised a beat for them to dance to while his drummer and guitarist joined in.

Martin’s sound ranges from gritty rock ‘n roll to classical style piano soliloquies but his spot-on songwriting and witty stage presence carry his range and can entertain any crowd.

For more of Kevin Martin’s music, visit www.facebook.com/KevinMartinMusic.

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