Kevin McNaughton

Kevin McNaughton

Independent

Kevin McNaughton grew up in the small town of Titusville, FL. His father, a drummer, sparked his interest in the art of drumming and taught Kevin his first “groove” on the drum set at ten years old. He soon began playing along to albums around the house and to songs that came on the local classic rock radio station. The first song he learned to play was “Wheel in the Sky” by Journey. This led to one of Kevin’s biggest influences, the band Rush.

At age 12, Kevin began taking lessons. After three years of lessons, Kevin landed his first professional gig, performing as a pit musician at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse in Cocoa, FL. By age 16, having subbed for a few shows, Kevin gained a regular chair as principal drummer/percussionist at the theatre. In the years since, Kevin has performed in multiple hit shows: FOOTLOOSE, JEKYLL & HYDE, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, AIDA, 1776, and THE FANTASTICKS.

Kevin had the honor to perform as drummer/percussion for the new Frank Wildhorn musical, BONNIE & CLYDE, at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL. before the show made it's 2011 Broadway debut.

Following that opportunity, in 2011 Kevin toured the nation as drummer/percussionist for SOUTH PACIFIC. This opened the door for many more tours: the international tour of SHREK and the First National Tour of ELF: THE MUSICAL, the National Tour of MEMPHIS and is currently on his second year with the North American tour of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

Kevin also makes a living as music director/conductor for regional shows in Florida whenever he can.

Kevin’s influences include Neil Peart, Alex Liefson, Geddy Lee, Dave Weckl, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Sammy Nestico, Gil Evans, Bill Evans, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and Philly Joe Jones (among many others).

*******************************************

“In a world where I feel so small, I can’t stop thinking big.” –Neil Peart

******************************************

For Kevin’s full resume and demo A/V’s, contact him at the indicated email address

My Soultone Set: 

14" Extreme Hi-hats

17" Gospel Crash

15" Gospel Crash

22" Gospel Ride

10" Splash

Discography