Today we’d like to introduce you to Bevin.
Bevin, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I grew up in Kansas but always knew I wanted to sing. I started ballet and voice lessons very young and then went on to perform in plays and musicals. While majoring in theatre and voice in college I joined my first rock band and fell in love with songwriting. Learning to write songs and perform something that was uniquely my voice was powerful.
After seeing me perform a live gig in Los Angeles, a friends husband told me that Motley Crue was hiring backup singer/dancers. On a whim, I sent in a video, met with the band and joined them for their Crue Fest II tour. This life-changing experience emboldened me to refocus my energy on songwriting and storytelling. I have now completed two solo albums that bookend each other and tell of my life experiences, victories, heartbreaks and reflections.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I am a singer/songwriter and a storyteller. I believe music is one of the most powerful tools of communication and universal truth-telling. It can reach places inside of people’s psyches and emotional bodies and evoke change. My music explores emotional landscapes, poses questions and asks each of us to find that quiet place inside of ourselves where we can reflect.
In a time where we have an instant connection, I find that people seem more disconnected than ever. I think music and art have the power to lead a revolution and a renaissance of higher thinking, empathy and inclusion. What I hope that people will take away from my music is their own personal discoveries and a sense of empowerment.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I think today is a powerful and extremely important time for Artists. Some things have become harder for Artists such as being able to make a fair living and get their music heard. On a positive note, I believe it is easier to stay true to your voice and to be an indie artist in this climate.
I think more and more fans want to support local music and are going out to see live shows. In order to support artists, I think cities like Los Angeles can bring back more music based festivals and highlight local and/or California based artists. They could play local artists on the radio!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My music is available on iTunes, Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon and Bandcamp. You can also visit my website.
- Website: www.americangothicrock.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: instagram.com/filtersandframes
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/americangothicrock
- Other: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mirrors-and-echoes-ep/1381182764
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