Ken Tamplin

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Ken Tamplin
Born (1963-12-11) December 11, 1963 (age 50)
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Genres Christian rock, hard rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Spring Hill Music Group
Associated acts Shout
Joshua
Magdallan
Website www.kentamplin.com

Ken Tamplin (born December 11, 1963) is an American Christian rock performer and vocal coach. Tamplin is known for his vocal range and has composed music for television and movies.

Early years[edit]

Ken began playing guitar at age six and singing at age nine. Despite being raised in a Christian home, he was not openly Christian until some time before he began his musical career. Tamplin overdosed on angel dust four times, used and sold cocaine, hash and other drugs before the age of 14, when he became a Christian again. "I've been on fire for Him ever since", Tamplin was quoted as saying.[1]

Career[edit]

Tamplin is one of the founding members of the group Shout, along with Chuck King. He is also the winner of four Dove awards,[2] including Hard Music Album of the Year at the 24th GMA Dove Awards in 1993, for his album Tamplin.

In 2001 Tamplin produced the album Make Me Your Voice, featuring gospel singer Andrae Crouch, to help raise funds for Christian groups working in Sudan.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tamplin is married with two children.[2] He is cousin to former Van Halen frontman, Sammy Hagar.[3]

Bands[edit]

Film and television credits[edit]

  • The Ex Files
  • The Punisher
  • Lionheart
  • Wild America
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Flicka
  • Baywatch
  • Melrose Place[4]

Additional credits[edit]

Discography[edit]

In addition to the bands mentioned above, Ken Tamplin sung and played on these albums.

Albums[edit]

  • 1984 - Joshua - Surrender
  • 1987 - Shout - It Won't Be Long
  • 1988 - Shout - In Your Face
  • 1989 - Angelica - Angelica
  • 1989 - The Power Team - Take 'Em Back
  • 1990 - Tamplin and Friends - An Axe to Grind
  • 1991 - Ken Tamplin - Soul Survivor
  • 1991 - Magdallan - Big Bang
  • 1992 - Rock Of The 80's - Volume 1
  • 1993 - Tamplin - Tamplin
  • 1993 - Hollywood Hairspray - Volume 2
  • 1994 - Shout - At The Top Of Their Lungs
  • 1995 - Tamplin - In the Witness Box
  • 1995 - Ken Tamplin - We the People
  • 1995 - Ken Tamplin - Goin' Home
  • 1996 - Magdallan - End Of The Ages
  • 1997 - Ken Tamplin - Liquid Music Compilation
  • 1997 - Ken Tamplin - The Colors of Christmas
  • 1997 - Shout - Back
  • 1998 - Major League Soundtrack - Back To The Minors
  • 1999 - Ken Tamplin - Brave Days of Old
  • 2001 - Ken Tamplin - Where Love Is
  • 2001 - Ken Tamplin - Make Me Your Voice 1
  • 2002 - Laudamus - Lost In Vain
  • 2003 - Ken Tamplin and Friends - Wake the Nations
  • 2004 - Ken Tamplin - Make Me Your Voice 2
  • 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 1
  • 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 2
  • 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 3
  • 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 4
  • 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 5
  • 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 6
  • 2012 - Ken Tamplin - Then Sings My Soul
  • 2012 - Ken Tamplin - Superstar Medleys

References[edit]

  1. ^ CCM Magazine August 1989
  2. ^ a b c Lobdell, William (19 February 2001). "Raising Their Voices". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  3. ^ "What Sammy Hagar Sez". HM Magazine (66). July–August 1997. Retrieved 2007-04-30. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0848745/

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