Kevin Bond is perhaps the finest producer in the gospel music industry today! In many circles he has been dubbed “The Million Music Maker.” Few could argue with that assertion or his credentials, as his name and production credits have thoroughly permeated the most prominent gospel CD and cassette jackets over the past 20 years.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kevin arrived on the gospel music scene in 1983. That year, as a 19 year-old prodigy he became the organist for the highly acclaimed Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir. Teaming with gospel pianist extraordinaire Richard Smallwood and a host of other gifted minstrels (including guitarist Jonathan Dubose, bassist Andrew Gou'che, drummer/bassist Joel Smith), Kevin formally introduced himself to the gospel nation on the 1984 EHMAS release, Angels Will Be Singing.
Proverbs 18:16 states, “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.” Kevin stepped securely into that promise during the years immediately subsequent to his inauguration into the gospel music industry. His fresh approach to music directing coupled with his ultra-clean, innovative, yet sophisticated piano technique won him favor with the renowned Walter and Edwin Hawkins and The Hawkins Family. Serving as music director and keyboardist for the Hawkins music umbrella afforded him the opportunity to hone his skills in a privileged, yet challenging environment. That environment served as a major foundation for his ultimate musical destiny!
Well-established as a keyboardist and music director, Kevin began to exercise his production talents during the early 1990’s. He collaborated with a number of artists, including Stephanie Mills, Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers, The Kurt Carr Singers and Trinitee 5:7, among others. His impeccable work with these artists proved him highly competent as a producer and firmly validated the “production” facet of his calling.
Kevin has experienced overwhelming success as a producer in recent years! His leadership and production expertise have been vital to the success of some of gospel music’s most recognizable artists; including Kirk Franklin, God’s Property, Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House Mass Choir, Marvin Sapp, and host of others. He was even commissioned by Steven Spielberg to produce a song for the Prince of Egypt soundtrack. His works have garnered an astounding 10 Grammy Awards, 30 Stellar Awards, and numerous other awards!
Most recently Kevin served as Director of Worship and Arts at the New Birth Church in Atlanta, Georgia. In four years at the helm, he transformed the 600-member music department into a nationally recognized standard of excellence! His 2004 production of the 300-voice New Birth Total Praise Choir, entitled "Spirit and Truth," garnered national acclaim, as it received multiple Grammy and Stellar nominations. In February 2006, the choir released its sophomore CD, “New Beginning,” which is again produced and written mostly by Kevin Bond.
Kevin is currently serving as CEO of his music production company, Bonded Music. He is also founder of F.L.O.W. (Follow the Leading Of the Wind), a band of studio musicians he organized to educate and instruct up and coming artists. Additionally, upon request he works as a worship and arts leadership training consultant for music departments across the country.
Kevin and his beautiful wife Toni reside with their children; Alex III, Tayler Alexia, Kiara, and Phillip.
10 Grammy's, Over 30 Stellar's, & Numerous other awards.
Kirk Franklin Bishop T.D.Jakes Yolanda Adams Donnie McClurkin Steven Spielberg Rick Warren Alvin Slaughter Edwin Hawkins Walter Hawkins & The Hawkins Family Oleta Adams Gods Property Donald Lawrence (Tri-City Singers) Bishop Paul Morton The Kurt Carr Singers Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Marvin Sapp Shirley Caesar David Talbert Clint Brown Vanesa Bell Armstrong Darwin Hobbs Daryl Coley Monique Walker Beverly Crawford Shirley Murdock Virtue Etc............