About Kevin


Psycho Merchants at Ridgefield playhouse, 2015

Psycho Merchants at Ridgefield playhouse, 2015

Professional drummer, Songwriter, Recording studio owner, Producer,

 Pro tools Engineer and CEO of Kevco Publishing

As a drummer I have had the pleasure to record and tour with some of the best artists and musicians in the world. Starting in 1986 with the legendary Rick Derringer (of which I worked with for the next 10 years). I have also shared the stage and studio with, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Eddie Van Halen, Hall and Oates, Freedy Johnston, Alana Davis, Blessid Union of Souls, Joan Osborne, Jeff Golub, Rufus Wainwright, Maceo Parker, John Oates,Danny Kortchmar, and most recently Iggy Pop ( in his eclectic ensemble “The Preliminaire’s).

As a session drummer in NYC, I played on numerous recordings (two gold and one platinum) and many commercial jingles ( back when there was such a thing !).

I endorse Pearl drums, Paiste cymbals and Vic Firth Drumsticks

Below are links to some great live videos of Kevco in action !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-LlmLtdfMs  Iggy Pop Live King of the Dogs
http://youtu.be/_Q7nbj_LYEI Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter live in Tokyo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ftaxEAZkOE Danny Kortchmar and Slo Leak live


As a songwriter I have had placement in TV and cowrote the single for Rick Derringer’s “Tend the Fire” cd.  I have written and recorded 2 solo cd’s and have co/written 2 cd’s for Psycho Merchants. I have also cowritten songs with Kati Mac, Matt Turk, Carrie Ashton and Tom Dobson.

As a producer/engineer , many of the albums I’ve produced have received national and worldwide airplay and sales. I continue to record and produce NY area artists at my studio, “The Groove Room” in Brewster NY.


I have just launched my new music licensing endeavor, Kevco Publishing, where the focus is on independent Bands and Artists, not library music, for Film and Television.


I can be reached at kevinhupp1@gmail.com or contacted via my websites.



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