Kev Starkey is an Adnyamathanha and Torres Strait Islander man and is passionate about caring for country and singing the blues. Kev Starkey is Proud of his Aboriginal ancestry. I've been playing guitar for over 30 years mostly to my wife and family also the occasional open mic night at the local pub. Kev joins me around 8.30am to yarn about the music industry, tough times and the support that is needed for up and coming indigenous artists trying to break into the industry.
A proud grandfather and former Discovery ranger with National Parks on Gumbaynggir country on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Kev and his family moved further north to Bundaberg. His paternal ancestors came from Saibai in the eastern Torres Strait and settled on the mainland.
I was prompted to get up and play once. I think they may have created a monster. To be honest, to get the chance to play with the musos of the Woopi area (Woolgoolga) truly inspired me and got me motivated. People have told me over the years i should share my music, as most musicians will tell you, self-doubt is the biggest wall, which I finally climbed.
So here are three pieces that I selected which I feel show that I can be versatile and address a number of different tastes. I hope those who listen to my music like what they hear and would like to hear more.