Kevin Michael Cools Us Down


There’s hot, and then there’s poolside by The Palms hot. And THEN there’s Kevin Michael playing live poolside at the Palms hot. Yesterday afternoon we checked out his live set, and you better believe we're glad we did. It was midday-Vegas hot (the hottest kinda hot there is), but his soulful voice cooled us off faster than a dip in the water that surrounded us. The young stunner (he’s just 22) rocked us with his instant-classic hit “It Don’t Make Any Difference To Me.” And he got? quite up close and personal? with the bikinied babes in the audience when he came down off the stage and got right up in our faces. Plus, we got straight treated to some sick beatboxing by his keyboardist, Taylor McFerrin (son of Bobby!). He kicked out a few slow jams and kept us laughing with his cleverly turned phrases – think Gym Class Heroes-style lyrics meets John Legend's sweet-as-honey pipes. Is it any surprise that he’s down with Wyclef, who’s featured on his first single? Anyway, we couldn’t get enough of Kevin Michael and his ‘froed-out, fresh style. By the time we left the stage, the only thing he left behind was us wanting more… and counting the days ‘til his album finally drops.


No photos, man.



Taylor McFerrin on the keys.



Kevin? inspects an audience member's pedi.