Biography

Soulful, passionate, stirring...these are the words most often used to describe Kirk’s music. Forged from his Memphis, TN gospel roots and his 1980‘s initiation into the thriving Houston, TX nightclub scene, Kirk’s big, rich tenor sound is unmistakably his. The 80s were highlighted by Kirk’s stepping out of his blossoming sideman role and forming his own band. It was there that Kirk ultimately developed both his voice and songwriting in the crucible of the local club scene, especially at a rooftop club called Cody’s. It was also in Houston where jazz pianist Bob James discovered him and brought him on tour, which led to five successful albums with Columbia Records including Cache, Kirk’s first #1 album. As well, Kirk and Bob received a Grammy nomination for their collaboration album Joined at the Hip. After moving to Los Angeles, Kirk became an in-demand session player for top artists like Barbara Streisand, Al Jarreau, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Quincy Jones and most notably Whitney Houston, amongst many others.

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