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Kevin McCoy Band (KMB) has been changing the way people perceive country music, one high-energy show at a time. The KMB style has been described as “a fusion of Rockabilly, Country, Country Western, Southern Rock, Blues and hard-driving Rock & Roll.” Fans stay from beginning to end to experience what Redneck–n-Roll is all about.
The KMB was formed in 2013 when singer, Kevin McCoy placed an ad looking to start a band and guitarist Lee Dixon responded. Dixon already had drummer Caleb Campbell on board. The musicians clicked and their combined styles are a big component of what makes their sound so unique. The recent addition of bassist Brad Bellamy lends an edgier vibe, and the newest member, keyboardist Daniel Lucas provides a moody feel that rounds out the band’s sound and has further solidified their presence in the local music scene and beyond.
In 2016 KMB released their debut album, Redneck-N-Roll. All 10 tracks are original songs, from the melodic “She’s Gone” to the in your face “Our Town”, each song perfectly showcases the band's style and talent.
The KMB is proud to announce that they are the 2019 Nash Next Cincinnati grand prize winner. They have also had the honor of being nominated for the Josie Music Awards, Independent Artist Group of the Year in 2017 and 2018. They have also been featured in various independent artist news publications.
The KMB really loves what they do – to quote their song “Home”, and they are looking forward to sharing the love with more fans in bigger venues all over the world. The KMB performs three to four nights a week and is currently writing songs and recording their next EP.
Kevin McCoy Lead Singer, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitar
Kevin’s rock and R&B influences are apparent in his singing and writing style, but that unmistakable twang leaves no doubt his voice belongs in country music. From an early age Kevin sang in competitions and karaoke contests; in festivals and bars that would have him. From that kid on the Grand Ole Opry stage to his most recent debut at the legendary Blue Bird Café, Kevin has been turning heads and making waves.
Kevin has recently been writing songs for the follow-up to the KMB debut, Redneck N Roll. Kevin’s dark, moody lyrics and powerful vocals are sure to make this album a solid success.
Lee Dixon Lead Guitar
Lee was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and got his musical start in Huntington, Indiana. At 14, his guitar teacher asked him to join his country band and Lee hasn’t looked back since. Not only is he obsessed with his guitar but also plays bass, drums and is a singer/songwriter. He knows a lot about playing music along with the care and selection of instruments as part of the Third Rock Music Center expert team. Lee met Caleb at Live Oaks School and they have been playing together for 25 years. From 2007 to 2010, Caleb and Lee were in a band called “Another Tragedy” with John Chapman as lead singer. In 2007, “Another Tragedy” had a deal in the UK with Zebra 3 Records. Lee responded to an ad that Kevin placed looking for a band. They hit it off, finding they both had the same vision, enthusiasm and drive. Thus, The Kevin McCoy Band was born.
Caleb "Catfish" Campbell Drums & Percussion
Caleb was born in 1973 in Cincinnati, Ohio to a large musical family. “Mom and dad are Hazard Kentucky royalty and I’m the youngest of six. My two older brothers also play drums. I have always tinkered with the drums but officially started playing when I was 11 when I joined the school band.” The school band was great formal training exposing Caleb to every sort of percussion instrument and a variety of music genres from classical to jazz. At home the music selection was varied as well, from bluegrass, classic country, pop, dance, hard rock , metal and everything in between. At 15, he started jamming with his brother’s psychedelic blues/rock band. Besides playing the drums, Caleb plays the guitar and bass, sings and raises kids and chickens in his backyard. (“Actually my favorite breed is the French Marans because they are so chill and they lay a really dark egg that’s super tasty.”)
Brad Bellamy Bass Guitar
Brad was born in 1976 in Cincinnati and attended Glen Este High School in Clermont County, Ohio. He was in the “Helifino” Band playing a pajama show (and yes, wearing his PJ’s) when he met Lee and Caleb in 2005. Brad has been playing bass for 27 years, can also strum a guitar, dabbles in keys and vents on drums. Favorite bands range from Hank Williams Sr to Black Sabbath to Johnny Cash to Blind Melon. He is obsessed with his LP record collection and currently has over 500 albums from floor to ceiling. When not walking a bass line, he likes to ride his Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle.
Daniel Lucas Keyboards, Percussion, Lighting
Daniel was born in Orlando, Florida. “I picked up a snare drum in 5th grade and a baritone saxophone in 6th. At 11, I started learning the drum kit and managed to pick up the bass and lastly, the keyboard. Oddly enough, the keyboard was the one instrument I absolutely hated but would ultimately become my strongest talent.” He adds “I’ve been told I need a filter installed between my brain and my mouth, and I love anything to do with hot sauce, to the point of throwing back shots of straight Tabasco.” (Side note: He wanted a distinctive title because “… I’m the damned keyboard player.” So, to make him happy…)