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Kirk Powers

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Profile:
A  native of New York City, Kirk Powers is a prolific bass player who has  appeared on a staggering number of recordings, tours, clinics and other  events. Growing up in the city exposed him to many different styles of  music. kirk_powers

With contributions to RIAA-Certified Gold and Platinum recordings, his  resume includes collaborations with Roger Nichols (Steely Dan Producer), Deborah Gibson (Atlantic Records), Casey James (American Idol),  American Tears (Columbia Records), Dave Lebolt (Keyboards with David  Bowie, Billy Joel), Steve Hass (Manhattan Transfer) David Baker (Sony),  Jellybean Benitez (Madonna) , George Lynch ( Dokken , Lynch Mob ) Derek St. Holmes ( Ted Nugent Brad Whitford) Redd Volkaert (Grammy winning guitarist) and many others.

Kirk also completed two world tours with pop star Debbie Gibson (Deborah Gibson) with video and record sales which earned him two multi-platinum discs. Credits also include broadcast commercials for Lincoln/Mercury,  Island of Jamaica, as well as a string of other radio and TV ads.

Some live and recorded television programs include the hit TV series The Wonder Years, American Music Awards, Late Night TV, Arsenio Hall Show,  Entertainment Tonight, HBO Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary and  multiple Dick Clark productions. Kirk has also opened shows for  Foreigner, Robert Plant, Peter Frampton, Foghat, Bonjovi, Phil Collins,  Bee Gees, Belinda Carlisle, UFO, Led Zeppelin and others.

In 2010, Kirk joined the legendary southern rock band Point Blank. With their hits Oh Nicole and Mean to Your Queenie, Point Blank is now out on tour  again in Switzerland, France, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Monaco and the  USA. 

2015 opened a new door for Kirk. He is at home working on his new studio and recording material with Dangerous Guitars and his own Compilation of songs. He is also playing LIVE with guitarist Lance Lopez . Its he immediate response and crowd feedback  that makes it so much fun.

Kirk is also the principal R&D person for 
Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars contributing to design features,  ergonomics and electrical pre-amp magnetic pickup research, and has his own signature model Alleva Coppolo KBP4 and KBP5 basses

Kirk currently resides in a small town north of Austin, TX and is an animal and dog advocate in his free time.

Websites:
www.kirkpowers.com

Gear:

Fender TB1200. 1200 Watt Hybrid Tube/SS bass amplifier
Genzler Magellan 800
Peavey Mini Mega 1000
Ampeg SVT II pro and III non pro
MESA Walkabout
GK MB Fusion 800 amplifier
Form Factor 210
Genz Benz Uber 115s
Ampeg SVT
REDDI Tube DI
Alleva Coppolo Custom 4 and 5 string basses
Fender P basses
Fender Jazz Basses
EMG P Pickups

A4wormge
My Gear List


Artists that  Kirk has performed with on Master Recordings, Live Television, Live Radio, Showcases, Stage and Demos.

Debbie Gibson (Atlantic Records)
Derek St. Holmes ( Ted Nugent Brad Whitford)
Point Blank (MCA-Arista-Dixie Frog)
Becky Hobbs ( singer ,hit songwriter)
Lance Lopez
Dave Evans - AC/DC -original singer
Casey James
( American Idol )
Roger Nichols (Record Producer, Steely Dan)
Otis Taylor (WC Handy Award Winner)
Benjy King (Producer, Songwriter - Patty Smyth Scandal)
RotGut (Opie and Anthony Radio Show)
The Wonder Years (TV Show,Soundtrack)
Edgar Winters White Trash Horns
Voodoo Kings (Virtual Records)
Richard Gottehrer (Go Go's)
David  Baker  (Sony  Music)
Ana  (Epic/ Park Records)
American Tears (Columbia Records)
Pal Joey (Sutra Records)
Dave Lebolt (David Bowie, Billy Joel)
Pete Thompson (drums with Robert Plant and Robin Trower)
Gary Corbet  (Cindi Lauper,Cinderella)
The Good Rats  (Peppi Marchello Warner Bros.)
Judi Dozier  (Billy Idol)
Bruce Kulick (Kiss)
Latanzi (RCA Records)
Duane Sciacqua (Paul McCartney, Glenn Frey)
John O'Reilly (Drums with TSO, John Lennon)
Jellybean Benitez  (Record Producer, Madona, Disney)
The Blisters (Mannequin Records)
Madden Rae (Mannequin Records)
Fred Norris (Howard Stern Show)
WAPP Radio NYC
Fred Zarr
( Modona, Tina Turner)
Don Famularo (Drummer,Clinician)
Steve Hass (Drummer/Manhattan Transfer, Patti Austin)
Guy Gelso (Drums w/ Zebra)
Charlie Pride
Jerry Sartain (CSP Records)
Mike Dawson
ROAR ELECTRA
Buddy Whittington (guitar with John Mayal)
Redd Volkaert ( Grammy Winner)
Guthrie Kennard
Bethel
(Christian Rock)
Cross Timbers Community Church
George Lynch ( Dokken , Lynch Mob )

VIDEO AND FILM

George Lynch Guitar Show - Wicked Sensation
George Lynch - Dokken -
Soundcheck LIVE
Point Blank -
Soul Crys Out LIVE Babino Theater - Paris,France 2010
Point BlankSoul Crys Out. Hirsch Coliseum Shreveport La. W/ Paul Roger
Point Blank
Fan-Cam Live snippets Paris France
I will try to get newer DG links for any broken links. SAs her fans post them she takes them down.  New links to come.
Big Wampum Little Wing Jam with my fiends Yup Bass Solo
Big Wampum jam with blues great Buddy Whittington 
Youtube
Mike Dawson ROAR ELECTRA

Debbie Gibson - No More Rhyme LIVE
Debbie Gibson = LIVE HBO Atlantic  Records 40th
Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat. Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary. LIVE
Debbie Gibson -
Stayin' Together LIVE
Debbie Gibson -
We Could Be Together  Live
Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth LIVE
Debbie Gibson - Lost in Your Eyes - LIVE
Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat - Live Video
Debbie Gibson - "We Could Be Together"  (MTV Video)

Debbie Gibson - We Could Be Together  MTV Vid
Debbie Gibson - "Electric Youth"  (MTV Video)
Debbie Gibson - "Stayin' Together"  (MTV Video)
Debbie Gibson - "Out Of the Blue"   (MTV Video)
Debbie Gibson - Who Loves ya Baby Video
Debbie Gibson -
No More Rhyme Live Home Video
Debbie Gibson - No More Rhyme MTV Video
Derek St Holmes George Lynch JAM
George Lynch Soundcheck


"Out Of the Blue Concert Film" (Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA)

Electric Youth Live Concert Video (Omni Arena, Atlanta, GA.)

"
Firehouse 1987" Comedy Movie Extra

Nuke 'em High Movie Soundtrack

Point Blank -
DVD coming soon. LIVE Babino Theater - Paris,France 2010

Deborah  Gibson 1987-1990

Electric Youth World Tour '89-'90
Out Of The Blue World Tour  '88
Electric Youth
  (Atlantic  Album78203)
Wonder Years Soundtrack  (Atlantic)
Shake Your Love  (Live in London, Atlantic A9059CD)
Ana  (Epic/ Park ZK45355)
Deborah Gibson (Greatest Hits)

Sadowsky 5 at Artisan Studio in Dallas

OTHER  RECORDINGS

Various  Jingles      
WBLI Radio ID   
Golddigger  Jeans
Lincoln / Mercury
Island  of  Jamaica
WBAB Best Of Long Island (One)
WBAB Best Of Long Island (Two)
WAPP Best of the Apple (NYC)

TELEVISION

American  Music  Awards
NY Music Awards
Entertainment Tonight
Dick  Clark
(ABC  Television  Special)
Atlantic  Records  40th  Anniversary ( HBO  Special, Live)
Arsenio Hall Show "Lost in Your Eyes"
Click for Video
Arsenio Hall Show "Electric Youth"
Click for Video
Dick  Clark  Supermodels  of  The World (TV Special)
Deborah  Gibson Live Wembly Stadium (BBC  Broadcast)
Last  Call (CBS  and  Cable  Variety Show)
Videopolis  (Walt  Disney TV Special)
Celebrate  The  Miracles  (Disney TV  Special)
Countdown  Revolution  ( Australian  Television)
The View.
In BG Video at about 2:19
MTV Co-Guest Host with Debbie Gibson



OTHER BANDS

Mazarin (1982-1986)             
Independent  Label, 250-300 shows per year.
Produced  by  Roger  Nichols

American  Tears 1978                       
Multi-Platinum songwriter
Mark Mangold. Powerhouse 
Columbia  PC34676 North  American 
Tour, TV, Radio

kirk in studio with PreSonus gear
Go to PreSonus site


My favorite bass influences are:
Paul McCartney
| Lee Sklar | Andy West | Mel Schacher | Pino Palladino | Will Lee |
James Jamerson
| T-Bone Wolk | Verdine White | 60's,70's,80's,90's,00's ,10's radio |

Over the years I have also shared the stage with: 
Phil Collins
| J.Giels Band | Foreigner | Robert Plant | Foghat | Bonjovi | Belinda Carlisle |
Marshall Crenshaw
| Autograph | UFO | Vanilla Fudge |
The Bee Gees
| Paul Shaffer Band | Leslie West/Mountain | Paul Rogers |
Led Zeppelin at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary - HBO Special
|
and others.

PUBLISHED  ARTICLES

I have written for a few Bass Publications, one being BassFrontiers Vol.3 Number 6 Nov./Dec1996 Sadowsky Bass PreAmp Hands On Review.

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I find the beauty is in the groove.. That is the spirituality part of playing.. the groove.. And that is what makes it happen even if it is 1 note or 1000 notes.... notes and melody are simply the mechanics, but the groove is the deep spirituality part of music that touches deeper than the ear.....
.... 2006


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