“Some songs are conceived and born quickly. And some of those songs, like ‘Yesterday,’ are game changers. But other times, you’ve just got to work and work and work. You’ve got to sculpt the songs into the little pieces of perfection that you are absolutely positive they are meant to be. That’s exactly what it would seem Kevin Heider has done with his ambitious double-album, The Spark…It’s an album that really couldn’t be born outside of the American experience.” (TheEqualGround.com, 8/28/13)
As a songwriter, it has been said that Kevin Heider’s form follows his substance. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Kevin’s unique and malleable indie-folk/rock sound is coupled with a lyrical form that explores – from the heights to the depths – what it means to be human. And he is self-taught on every instrument he plays.
In July of 2008, Kevin was personally selected by Ingrid Michaelson as the winner of Gibson’s The Way I Am Contest on MusicNation.com, a victory which encouraged him to pursue music full time. (You can view/read Ingrid’s congratulatory note to Kevin in the photo gallery down below.) His music has since appeared in film documentaries, theatrical productions, television shows, and commercials, and has taken him as far as Europe and New Zealand.
In the Fall of 2013 he married the prettiest girl in the world and moved back to his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. He continues to traverse the cosmos in search of interested ears while constantly writing new songs, honing his craft, collaborating with fellow songwriters and producers, and performing in a variety of indie music venues, on college campuses, church basements, bars, coffee shops, living rooms, street corners, and train cars.
Since the release of his first solo acoustic album in 2009, he has gone on to release a debut full-length studio album, two EPs, and a double album [called The Spark] featuring 22+ original songs. His solo releases to date include:
US | 2015 | a 5-song EP about love
THE SPARK | 2013 | a double album (2 discs)
READY, SET, BECOME… | 2011 | a 6-song EP about family
THE SALZBURG REVOLUTION | 2010 | debut full-length studio album
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN | 2009 | debut solo/acoustic/piano album
Visit our CONTACT page to inquire about booking Kevin for a show/event. For licensing and performance rights purposes, all of Kevin’s music is registered with SESAC, a performing rights organization based in Nashville, TN.