Kevin studied singing and piano at Melbourne University’s Conservatorium of Music and he went on to take prominent parts in television operas such as Simon Boccanegra, Martha, Peter Grimes and School for Fathers for the ABC. He also performed as a soloist and ensemble singer in many ABC radio programmes. He appeared in a Master Class with French baritone Gerard Souzay and later moved into a teaching career at Kostka Hall and then Burke Hall, both junior schools of Xavier College.
He taught singing from home in his ‘spare’ hours outside of school commitments and always had an enthusiastic band of students. Kevin became an examiner for the AMEB and was in demand as an adjudicator for eisteddfods in Melbourne and country areas. He returned to Melbourne University to join the vocal teaching staff and continued to teach privately for almost all of his adult life.
You may have heard Kevin’s voice more than you realise – he was always proud of the fact that he was one of a small group of men who recorded the VFL team songs (now AFL) for all of the teams in the 1960s. His voice can still be heard blasting out at the MCG when the ‘traditional’ team songs (some clubs still use these original versions) are played!