It seems that Kevin Osborne has always been able to juggle his multi-faceted career. An amazingly talented singer, trombonist, musical arranger, and band leader, he excels in many aspects of the entertainment industry. A graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Kevin has pursued music ever since.
Through a mutual friend, Kevin was introduced to Marc Stevens, one of the principal owners of Hank Lane Music. Marc immediately recognized Kevin's talent and took him under his wing, adding Kevin to his band as a trombonist and featured vocalist. After a couple of years on the band stand with Marc, Kevin was ready to form his own band. He hit the ground running and was an immediate hit with clients and industry professionals alike. In very short order, the Kevin Osborne Band was booked at private parties in New York City's most exclusive hotels and private clubs.
Over the years Kevin has been asked to perform, record and tour with the biggest names in the music business including the late David Bowie, Frankie Valli, Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, BonJovi, Jane Olivor, Debbie Friedman, Bobby McFerrin, Tom Jones, George Benson, 10,000 Maniacs, The Rascals and yes, The Monkees. In 2015, Kevin’s band backed up both Stevie Wonder and Sting at a charity event for the Friars Foundation, the charitable wing of the famous Friars Club. Kevin has performed at the weddings for celebrity clients including for New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and NASCAR superstar Jimmy Johnson.
While Kevin was performing with his band on the weekends, he pursued his other musical interests during the week. Kevin was hand-picked to participate in a workshop for a new musical headed to Broadway, to be directed by the famed choreographer Twyla Tharp, based on Billy Joel's music. He quickly agreed and became an original cast member of the on-stage band for the Tony Award-winning musical, “Movin' Out,” performing on the Broadway stage during the week while he continued to lead his dance band for parties on the weekend.
At the same time Kevin has been successful pursuing a career in New York as a jingle singer, landing dozens of national commercials.Kevin still managed to keep up with jingle work as well, singing on national commercials for American Express, Wendy's, Toys "R" Us, Nissan, Toyota, Mountain Dew, Mastercard, Pepsi, Dunkin' Donuts, Lifesavers and even the Jolly Green Giant.