Kevin Greaves Profile

Glen Moffatt
6 Oct 2020

The son of a New Zealand country music pioneer, Kevin Greaves spent 15 years chasing the dream in the United States. His rich baritone-bordering-on-bass voice was enough to prick up the ears of Nashville record executives, but inevitably he was too much of an unknown quantity to see them make a commitment to signing him.

Greaves held down a residency in one of Music City’s busiest bars, played support slots to country stars such as Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley and wrote songs with a young Blake Shelton before returning home in 2008. Since then he has released CDs, recorded in Nashville and Auckland, that hark back to his childhood in South Auckland.

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Kevin Greaves and Paul Costa, Country Down Under.
Photo credit: Kevin Greaves Collection
Highway of Legends, 2008.
Kevin Greaves.
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Kevin Greaves.
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Honky Tonk Playboys, 2020.
Kevin Greaves.
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Kevin Greaves with John Kearns - Long Haired Country Boys
Kevin Greaves on The Beat Goes On (7 May 2012)
Michelle and Kevin Greaves.
Photo credit: Kevin Greaves Collection
New Zealand artists at the Tamworth Country Music festival (L-R): Aly Cook, Kevin Greaves, Eddie Low, Brendan Dugan.
Photo credit: Aly Cook Collection
Kevin Greaves with his Variety Artists Club of New Zealand awards – the Agnew Award for Excellence and Top Male Vocal awards, 2010. In 2017 he was awarded the VAC's highest honour, the Benny Award.
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Kevin Greaves & The Midnight Special | Rockin the Planet Show 11
Kevin Greaves (right) with legendary guitarist Albert Lee.
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Kevin Greaves.
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Kevin Greaves with Kenny Rogers and the Bourbon County Brothers. From left to right: Brendon Ham, Chet O'Connell, Kenny Rogers, Kevin Greaves, James Ray. 
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Rusty, Michelle and Kevin Greaves.
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Kevin Greaves and Suzanne Lynch.
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Kevin, Michelle and Rusty Greaves.
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Kevin Greaves - It Takes A Man
Kevin Greaves with his Benny award, 2017.
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Kevin Greaves with the Bourbon County Brothers. From left to right: JamesRAY, Kevin, Chet O'Connell, Brendon Ham.
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Kevin Greaves - Daddy's Radio
Kevin Greaves - Daddy's Radio Part II
Kevin Greaves' debut cassette tape, 1990s.
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Four Benny award winners and other friends celebrate Eddie Low's 70th birthday, Cambridge, 2015. From left: Gray Bartlett, Brendan Dugan, Dennis Marsh, Eddie Low, Kim Willoughby, and Tom Sharplin; at right are three of Rusty Greaves's 14 children: Michelle, Kevin and Lex.
Photo credit: Gray Bartlett collection
Kevin Greaves and Beverly Hillbillies star Donna Douglas.
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The Eddie Low show with Kevin Greaves, Tamworth 2018.
Kevin Greaves receives the 2017 Benny Award
The Greaves family in 1972
Kevin Greaves with Guy Cater and Ritchie Pickett.
Photo credit: Kevin Greaves Collection
Kevin Greaves - Daddy's Radio
Trivia:

In 2017, Kevin Greaves was awarded the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand’s Benny Award, an award won by his father Rusty Greaves in 1976.

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