Kevin Offord began his life in music at a young age taking recorder in Mr. Stencell’s grade 4/5 class at St. Peter’s school in Kingston. Shortly after that he began learning the great Highland Bagpipe. Later in his teen years he played trombone and tuba, and began singing in karaoke bars. Fast forward to now, he and Duane have been working together since 2017 and in that time have performed at the Grand Theatre, the Tir Nan Og, Robbie Burns night at the PWOR, at private functions and at Riverhead Brewing Company in Kingston.
Duane Robar got into music as a young aspiring rock star in Halifax, NS, learning the ropes before jumping across the ocean where he was briefly “big in Japan”. Finding his way to Ontario and eventually Kingston, he began to connect with new musicians and friends. In addition to playing in his band Back Swing and occasional solo gigs, he and Kevin form the core of Kevin & the Kitchen Sink. Duane recently enrolled in a 12-step program for hopeless fans of 80s Pop.
Our duo covers a wide spectrum of popular music which (depending on the day) includes the following:
The Beatles, Barenaked Ladies, Elvis (Presley AND Costello), The Irish Rovers, Great Big Sea, Anything 80's... a bevy of traditional favourites, a complement of vintage rock 'n roll tunes, a myriad of one-hit-wonders... oh, and we're trying to keep up with homages to recently deceased rock stars. ｡ﾟ･（>﹏<）･ﾟ｡
Kevin Offord | Vocals, Percussion, Harmonica
Duane Robar | Vocals, Guitar
NAME | Kevin & the Kitchen Sink
EMAIL | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tragically Hip started its own music festival, Another Roadside Attraction, in 1993. The first event was held in Winnipeg and featured the Hip, Midnight Oil, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers and Daniel Lanois.
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