Singer, songwriter, artist and author Kevin Coyne wrote and recorded over 40 albums before his death at the age of 60 on the 2nd of December 2004.
Despite recording and releasing albums over five decades on labels such as Dandelion, Virgin, Cherry Red, Golden Hind and Ruf Records, it was always Kevin’s ambition to take full control of his music and create his own record label.
In 2004 Kevin finally achieved his goal with the creation of Turpentine Records, and the label’s debut release, ‘Donut City’.
Assisted by wife and manager Helmi and close friend and
long-time drummer Werner Steinhauser other releases by Kevin followed, as well as the debut solo album by son and frequent collaborator Robert Coyne, ‘Death Is Not My Destiny’, in 2007.
Today Turpentine is proud to make Kevin’s extensive back catalogue available as expanded and re-mastered editions through Cherry Red Records, and to release previously unheard recordings such as 'Nobody Dies In Dreamland'.
For more information about Kevin and his work visit the official website www.kevincoyne.de or Pascal Regis’s ‘modest tribute to a great musician’ www.kevincoynepage.tk
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