Kev Starkey is an Adnyamathanha and Torres Strait Islander first Nations Artist who is passionate about his music. Kev has been playing for around 30 years and has created his own spin on an age-old genre. Kev has explored the different facets of the Blues Genre, from spoken word, swing, jive to gospel, just to name a few.
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. But his journey to discover his mother's Adnyamathanha heritage and to reconnect with family lost through the stolen generations has been arduous.
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.