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About Kev

Kev was born in Plasmarl in  Swansea but now lives in Gorseinon with his family

His love for this region is obvious!

Whether you're watching him live on stage or listening to his show on radio its' clear that  Kev loves Swansea and South West Wales.

I was born in, I live in and I love Swansea!

As well as his Breakfast show Kev is one of Wales' busiest comperes and stage performers working right across the UK.

Kev’s career has been varied – drama, musicals, stand-up, presenting and of course Pantomime!

In theatre he played Will Hay in The Wales Theatre Company’s production of the musical Amazing Grace and has appeared in several stage touring productions for Fluellen Theatre Company including Vicar Joe in Toshack or Me and To Hull and Back, Broom in Dr and The Devils, Rev Eli Jenkins and Willy Nilly in Under Milkwood, Oscar in The Odd Couple, The Grave Digger in Hamlet, Hobson in Hobson's Choice, Sir Hugh Evans in The Mderry Wives of Windsor and Yanto Pugh in his one man show Taffy Shakespeare

He appeared in the National Theatre of Wales show The Passion directed by Michael Sheen as the MC of The Last Supper and in the film version The Gospel of Us.

Kev is considered to be one of the world of Pantomime’s Top Dames and this year will be Kev's 22nd year in Panto when he plays Nursey in the Qdos Pantomimes Production of Snow White.

Kev has appeared with musical tribute show, ‘The Westenders’ and surprised everyone by playing Micho in the Ballet Russe production of La Fille Mal Gardee at the Grand Theatre.

On stage he is Wales’ most sought after comperes and is very much in demand as a conference and after dinner speaker

Kev also regularly appears with the National Chamber Orchestra and has compered concerts for International Singers such as  Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Hayley Westenra, Paul Potts and Rebecca Evans.

On television Kev has appeared as Geraint Flower on the BBC Wales show High Hopes and on Songs of Praise and the ITV Wales show ‘The Market’ and regularly appears on Sky Sport channels talking about his great love, Swansea City FC.

He can currently be seen in the new YJB Filma production Jack to a King and later this year in a new comedy film Lift Jockeys,

He also narrated the 4 part BBC 2W series, ‘The Demolition Men’

Kev was honoured to receive the MBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to charity in Wales and the Ambassador for Swansea Award from the South Wales Evening Post.
 
He has written two books for Y Lolfa Oh Yes It Is and The Vicar Joe Jokebook.

Kev is a weekly columnist for The South Wales Evening Post and is an active fundraiser for local charities and is Patron of several local charities including Harry's Fund and Treat Trust Wales.

Kev is also proud to be President of Swansea Male Voice Choir and Rising Stars Theatre Company and a number of other local charities and campaigns.

He has also been honoured by the South Evening Post Pride Awards and received the Ambassador of Swansea Awards and was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Swansea City Awards Dinner at the end of the 2011/2012 season.

 

Kev was recently given an Honorary Fellowship by The University of Wales Trinity St David and a Special Recognition Award at The Swansea Bay Volunteers Awards and was surprised to receive a Special Recognition Award at The Wave and Swansea Sound Local Hero Awards back in December..

 

Questions for Kev?

What book are you currently reading?

Hywel Gwynfryn's biography about the great Welsh comedy duo Ryan and Ronnie.

What CD have you bought recently?

WOW Hits 2015

What was the last film you saw at the cinema.

Into The Woods

What was the last Theatre show you saw?

The Play that goes Wrong t The Duchess Theatre in London.

What is your next theatre production?

I'm currently touring in a production of The Gentlemen oif Verona.

What about TV? Any favourites?

Oh yes! I love 24 and  Hawaii Five 0, Blue Bloods, Suits and Whitechapel!
  I will always love The West Wing.

Who makes you laugh?

Any great comic! However I love Max Boyce, Billy Connelly and Lee Evans and Ken Dodd, he's a very funny man.

However, I am a great fan of Al Murray, the Pub Landlord.

I love the sound of laughter! Its my favourite sound.