Whether as Music Director, Composer/Producer, Sound Designer or on Keys, chances are you have heard Kevin Teasley’s work. Between Television, Film, Live Concerts, Records and Trailers, he is one of Hollywood’s most multi-talented and multi-faceted creatives in the music industry today. Recently, Kevin’s credits include composition, sound design, and programming for Jennifer Lopez’s 2020 Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, Atlantic Records artist Why Don’t We recent song “What Am I” written by Ed Sheeran, NFL Opening Day Performance with Jay Rock/Kendrick Lamar and the BET Awards virtual performance by Megan Thee Stallion.
Kevin’s knowledge of current technology alongside his education in music composition and film scoring enables him to execute the musical vision of his many clients.
While he’s called Los Angeles home since the early 2000’s, Kevin spent his childhood and formative years in Hopewell, a small town 20 minutes south of Richmond, Virginia, where he developed his love and skill for music at an early age. He went on to study music at Virginia Union University, earning a BA in Music (Jazz Piano and Composition) and graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1995. He also went through a specialized extensive program at UCLA for Film Scoring in 2007.
Kevin models his career after one of his musical icons and inspirations, Quincy Jones. Like Quincy, Kevin defies categorization and is always stretching and blurring the lines of his work. He constantly steps into many worlds of the music industry and is adept in multiple capacities.
Over the past fifteen years, Kevin has amassed a virtual A-List roster of recording artists/clients spanning a wide range of eras and styles from JLo, Megan Thee Stallion, Chris Brown, Neyo, J-Rock/Kendrick Lamar, Ciara, Usher, Tinashe, Kelly Clarkson, B2K/Omarion, Flo-Rida, Sofia Carson (Disney), Black Eyed Peas, Jojo, Erika Jayne, Ally Brook (5th Harmony), Katharine McPhee, Icona Pop, Boyz II Men, TLC, Tamar Braxton, Keisha Cole, Why Don’t We & The Jacksons among others.
As Owner & Composer of TONIC Music + Creative, Kevin also spends a considerable amount of time in the studio writing and producing for his Los Angeles-based trailer and TV production music company. His work has been featured on projects and with Hollywood brands and studios including: Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Disney, MGM, Sony, Paramount & Virtual Reality with MGA toy brand, L.O.L. Surprise. He has scored and written additional music for films including ‘The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn – Part 1’, the film ‘Notorious’ (about the life of legendary rapper Notorious BIG), ‘Let the Church Say Amen’ by producer Queen Latifah and Director Regina King, the Amber Rose-starrer, ‘Sister Code’, ‘Stage Black’, ‘College Hill’, ‘Lil’ Kim – Countdown to Lockdown’, and ‘DMX – Soul of a Man’. Some of Kevin’s live concert and TV special credits include ‘Empire’ and ‘Star’ on Fox produced by Lee Daniels, the Jennifer Lopez-headlined DirecTV Super Saturday Night concert for Super Bowl weekend 2018, Disney’s ‘Magical Christmas Celebration’ on ABC, Common’s NBA All Star Game Performance, Taraji P. Henson’s, ‘White Hot Holidays’ TV Special on Fox, & Jennifer Lopez’s “It’s My Party” 2019 World Tour.
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