Epic Soundtracks

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Epic Soundtracks
Personal details
Born Kevin Paul Godfrey
(1959-03-23)March 23, 1959
Croydon, Surrey
Died November 6, 1997(1997-11-06) (aged 38)
West Hampstead, London

Epic Soundtracks was the stage name of the British musician Kevin Paul Godfrey (23 March 1959–6 November 1997).[1] Born in Croydon, Surrey,[1] he was brought up in Solihull, Midlands with his brother Adrian Nicholas, who was known as Nikki Sudden (1956 - 2006).

In 1972 Kevin and Adrian formed the nucleus of what was to become the post-punk rock group Swell Maps, with "Soundtracks" on drums and piano, and "Sudden" on guitar and vocals.

Soundtracks later played drums for Crime & the City Solution and These Immortal Souls. In 1991, Soundtracks decided to focus on his own songwriting career, and began the series of recordings that comprised his three solo records. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist he released three critically acclaimed solo albums, and two more were released posthumously.

Notable fans of Soundtracks' solo work include Evan Dando and Thurston Moore. Dave Graney paid tribute to Soundtracks with the song "A Boy Named Epic" on The Royal Dave Graney Show's 2003 album The Brother Who Lived.

Epic Soundtracks died in his sleep on 6 November 1997, at his flat in West Hampstead, London. His funeral took place in Leamington Spa Baptist Church on 1 December.

Much speculation was made of the manner of his passing; however, the official cause of death was ruled as inconclusive.

Selected discography[edit]

Solo albums and EPs[edit]

  • Popular Classical (also known as Jelly, Babies, which is the title of the record's opening track) (1981)
  • Rise Above (1992)
  • Sleeping Star (1994)
  • Debris (1995)
  • Change My Life (1996)
  • Everything is Temporary (1999)
  • Good Things (2005)
  • Wild Smile (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed September 2010

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