Kevin Lucas Orchestra

2015 was an amazing year for Kevin Lucas.  His ‘Echoes in the Sand’ album received 3 silver medals at the Global Music Awards.  One song from the album was nominated for a ‘Hollywood Music in Media Award’, and another song placed as a ‘Finalist’ in the ‘John Lennon Songwriting Contest’.  Three other tracks also placed in the ‘Semi-Finals’ for the ‘International Songwriting Competition’.  One song placed as a ‘Semi-Finalist’ in ‘Unsigned Only’, and another song placed as a ‘Finalist’ in ‘Unsigned Only’.  Kevin received 11 nominations total for the ‘Echoes in the Sand’ album in categories ranging from Music Video, World Music, Instrumental, and Performance.  In 2016, Kevin has already won a ‘Silver Medal’ in the Global Music Awards for his arrangement of ‘Greensleeves’.

Kevin Lucas has won many awards as both a performer and producer. Early success included placing 2nd in the United States in concert hall style solo percussion at the collegiate level in 1997 through the ‘Music Teachers National Association’.

Kevin is a former member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps where the front line keyboard ensemble earned the 1994 DCI World Championship for Percussion Ensemble. Kevin won both the Illinois State University and the Southern Illinois University classical solo concerto contests and performed with both orchestras as a marimba soloist, having competed against internationally successful pianists and string players.

Kevin has had equal success after moving to the ‘pop’ genre. The Kevin Lucas Orchestra was the 2008 New Music Weekly Magazine ‘College Radio Breakthrough Artist of the Year’. In 2011, the Kevin Lucas Orchestra was one of the winners of the Billboard Magazine Songwriting Contest. KLO also won the 2009 People’s Music Award in London in the ‘Pop’ category. In 2012, the Kevin Lucas Orchestra pop single “Here I Am’ broke the ‘Top 40’ on the FMQB national radio chart, topping off at number 37.

In June of 2016, Kevin won the ‘American Songwriting Awards’ in the ‘Adult Alternative’ category for his song ‘New World Orchestra’, and received 10 other nominations in categories for ASA! He was also nominated for a ‘Hollywood Music in Media’ award for his ‘Greensleeves’. The KLO “Echoes in the Sand” music video was nominated for a ‘Global Peace Song Award’ and went on to be judged by the celebrity judges, which includes Stewart Copeland from The Police! Please welcome to the family an amazing artist who has been a friend for years….Kevin Lucas. Find his website HERE and a recent article on Huffington Post HERE.