Hailing from America's third coast of Chicago, Illinois, Kevin Florian is a musical omnivore, taking cues from numerous genres, always with a unique flair for showmanship. He started at age 12 learning blues and rock before honing his chops with several different heavy metal groups and jazz combos. He later attended Northern Illinois University and earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies under the tutelage of the world-renowned Fareed Haque.
Kevin relocated to the Bay Area in Summer 2018 and quickly hooked up with Tempest. His wide range of influences is a natural fit with the Tempest sense of eclecticism, while maintaining a keen sense of songcraft and an absolute rocking good time.
In addition to gigging with numerous pick-up bands and groups in the Bay Area, Kevin is the composer and bandleader for the Chicago jazz-metal outfit, Conflux, with one EP released and another on the way.
When not playing music, Kevin is an avid cook, nascent socialist, amateur technological tinkerer, enthusiastic traveler, and DIY-er of a whole lotta stuff. His social media is mostly limited to goofing off on Twitter @KevbotXP, and his online base of operations is the aptly named www.kevinflorian.com.
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