Singing sensation Mykal Kilgore is raising funds through Kickstarter for a solo album. Most recently known for his outstanding work on Broadway in shows like Motown: The Musical, The Book of Mormon and Hair, Kilgore’s goal is to raise $30,000 for the recording, mixing, mastering, and printing of his debut album. The project is scheduled to be released independently in Summer 2016.
We have been long time fans of Kilgore here at Broadway Black. He was the very first voice we ever highlighted here. So what we’re sharing with you today is really special. Mykal took the time and used his God-given, heavenly angel, send us to the cross, golden vocal chords to sing us a very special rendition of “Defying Gravity” from Wicked and we PROMISE you’ve never heard it like this. Get your offering ready NOW to donate to his #KickstartKilgore campaign.
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According to Kilgore’s Kickstarter page,
This project is bringing out all of the lessons I’ve learned from years of YouTubing Patti Labelle, Donny Hathaway, and James Taylor. I represent classic roots music with a modern feel. Lyrically, I’m going to go deep and sing about love, politics, God, thoughts, family… all of it is in there.
Mykal Kilgore is originally from Florida and grew up in the church as one of nine children. His gospel roots are evident in his sound, which successfully combines a touch of gospel, soul and doo wop. He attended Florida State University where he fell in love with theatre. Currently, Kilgore has been making waves with his work with Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern JukeBox, a rotating group of musicians producing covers of pop songs in jazz, ragtime, and swing styles. The group takes modern pop songs from artists like Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion and Lordes and reworks them into amazing vintage jazz and pop renditions.
Having watched his career from his first solo show, “The New Guy,” at the Triad straight through to his sold out “MYKAL@54,” I’m beyond certain that we are going to be amazed by the finished work. His project stays live until the end of September. With so much talent and flair, Mykal Kilgore’s debut album is sure to be a success. To find out more about this dynamic powerhouse, visit his website www.MykalKilgore.com.