About Kevin Hupp

Drummer, producer

Simple Cavemen return !

IMG_1297So in 1992 I had a production deal and went into the studio to record some tracks for my instrumental band “The Simple Cavemen”. A couple of tracks were halfheartedly “shopped” around to no avail. In the meantime the band was performing live around NYC. The live band was Julio Fernandez (Spyra Gyro) on guitar, Chris Clark ( Brand X ) on keyboards, Bill Harris on sax ( Everyone! no really, he’s performed with a who’s who of the best ), Ken Fradley on trumpet ( Kid Creole ), Gerardo Velez on percussion ( Spyra Gyro, Hendrix ) Hugh mason on bass, and myself.

It was a time in my music career when I was extremely busy in NYC and touring the world. At some point the band just dissolved and everyone went on to do other things. I moved on, and low and behold, 25 years later, I reconnect with the bassist and he says, “I”ve got this live tape of the Cavemen and it’s of the hook!” Well we got together and listened and I was completely blown away! The performances were insane, the songs were great and the mix was real good for live. This is the only live recording of the band that I know about !

So needles to say, I am excited to put this music out there for all to enjoy, stay tuned !!


The Groove Room tracks being mixed by David Sardy and Ben Jackson !

The new Tom Dobson cd, is now in the hands of master mixer David Sardy ! (davidsardy.com, Oasis, Jet, Incubus, Chili Peppers, just to name a few ! ) All the drum tracks we’re done at the groove room (of course by your’s truly) as well as some pre-production. I also wrote a song with Tom that will be on the record, “Hill Money Heist”. Can’t wait to hear this !!!

The new Rich Wyman cd is also being mixed right now by Nashville mixer Ben Jackson. Rich features his wife,Lisa Needham on this cd and she sounds great. I produced and played on this one and the first mix back from Ben sounds incredible !

Gonna be a big year here at the Groove Room !

Zen and the Art of Practicing

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Finally ! I will be working with filmmaker Mark Holst to bring this tutorial to life ! We start working this weekend on the introductory lesson/concept. This is a very unique approach to practicing and performance and something that I am passionate about sharing with you. No matter what instrument you play, or even if you don’t play one, this is something everyone can benefit from. Peace !