KEVINHear an interview with KEVIN:
Hi, my name's Kevin and I'm with the Choir With No Name.
I was raised in the States; I was born in London. But since I got raised up in the States, I've got more confidence there.
I was with the O.C. They help people that just came out of prison: help them with their housing, maybe get them a job, help them with a whole bunch of different things. Danny introduced me to Marie and I told her that I sing and I started going to choir rehearsals, and I liked it, and I just stayed with it.
Certain people just wouldn't believe the amount of mess that I've been through and I can live to talk about it. I've seen mad folks just kick off for no reason at all and just get at people, and some people don't know how to handle them. You know what? I see it and I don't see it. I just laugh, like a sarcastic laugh. I'm not exactly shy to express how I feel. I like singing, and I do like performing, but I'd like to learn to perform even more through acting as well as singing. Since I've been with this group, it's given me more confidence through singing - it's brought more confidence to me as a person, period.
You stereotype people. And it's not very good to stereotype people, because you can stereotype someone, and they're not that way. You're just looking because they're wearing certain clothing, or they look this big, and you're not really talking to them you're just looking at them and saying, damn, this person must be a thug because he's wearing hip-hop clothing or he's a giant, you know what I mean? And then you're running away or looking at them from a distance and you're like: 'I don't want to talk to that man, or talk to that woman'. And you know what? If you speak to that person, they might be the nicest person regardless of what he's wearing or how big he is, plain and simple.