Kevin T. Anderson

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Kevin Anderson
Background information
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Adult Pop, Reggae, Jazz, Hip-hop
Years active 10
Members Kevin Anderson
Kjell Benner
Andrew Owens
Wally Smith
Kaya Pryor
Blondy Trio
Past members Jimmy Ingram
Ryan Jarvis

Kevin Thomas Anderson is a singer, songwriter and recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Known for his work in the adult pop genre, as well as his association with legendary Sigma Sound Studio engineers, Michael and Joseph Tarsia.[2]


Kevin produced one independent LP before teaming up with Grammy recognized producer, Michael Tarsia to release "Soul Food;"[3] an album which explores several musical styles and is reminiscent of Philadelphia's Motown era. The album also features his eight piece band, The Stick Em Up Kids.[1] In 2010, "Soul Food" was up for Grammy consideration in two categories; including "Best Pop Vocal Album" and "Best Engineered Album" .[4]

Anderson has worked as a "ghost writer" with longtime writing partner & R&B singer, Nash; who in 2008 filed a lawsuit against Rodney Jerkins, Mary J. Blige, & Jay-Z for copyright infringement. According to the suit, Jermaine Jummp (aka Nash) and Michael Adams Jr. claim that the single,"Enough Cryin," from Mary J. Blige's 2005 album, "The Breakthrough", infringes their copyright in a song called "On My Grind."[5] Kevin has also written songs for dubstep/grime artist, Kate Marie and UK rapper, Fix Dot'm;[6] as well as DJ L from Wyclef Jean's band "City High".[7]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson was raised in the blue collar neighborhood of South Philadelphia, and is of Irish-American descent. He grew up with childhood friends, Rob McElhenny (actor/creator of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) and Jason Mulgrew (author of "Everything Is Wrong With Me").[1]

He graduated from Pitman High School and later attended Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland. According to the internet radio station, Jango, Kevin was living in a VW Gulf on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, prior to returning to Philadelphia.[8] Prior to his music career, Kevin worked as a therapist in a methadone clinic in West Philadelphia.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Bios « Kevin Anderson". Retrieved 2012-01-29. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Michael Tarsia Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Scribd". Scribd. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ Mary Pat GallagherContactAll Articles (2010-03-03). "'Enough Cryin,' Says U.S. Judge to Defendants in Mary J. Blige Song Suit". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  6. ^ "Is Fully Wooly Better Than Petrelli's Diaries?". 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ "City High | Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates, Ringtones, and Lyrics". MTV. 2002-04-23. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Free Music - Internet Radio that Plays What You Want! Listen to Music Online Radio Stations". Jango. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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