CE Pro All-Star Band Member Profile: Kevin Kent, Harman Luxury Group

Kevin Kent of Harman Luxury Audio Group has been playing guitar since he was 10-years-old and he says his influences include Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Page and Tony Iommi.


Born and raised in Vancouver Wash., Harman Luxury Audio Group's Kevin Kent began playing the guitar at age 10.

Looking back at his youth, Kent says that while attending The Evergreen State College he played in a number of bands and was the audio intern responsible for managing the recording studios, music labs and performance spaces in the school's music program.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2009, Kent became an assistant engineer at the world-famous recording studio Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Wash., where artists as diverse as The Albert Collins band, Heart and Peter Frampton, to Bush, Liz Phair, The Foo Fighters and Nirvana have recorded.

Kent Brings His Passion for Music and Recording to Harman Luxury Audio Group

Throughout his professional career, Kent has mixed, produced and mastered albums for various artists. Kent has also recorded as a hobby throughout his career working for audio equipment manufacturers that include Mackie and JBL.  

Musically, Kent has played in numerous bands, most notably Pandementia and Drunk in the Garage. His musical influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Melvins, Les Claypool and Ministry.

Related: CE Pro All-Star Band Member Profile—Ethan Kaplan, Leon Speakers

Those attending CEDIA Expo 2019 can see Kent play live as a part of the CE Pro All-Star Band. The performance will be on Thursday, September 12 on the Smart Stage right on the CEDIA Expo 2019 exhibit floor right after the conclusion of the CE Pro BEST Project Awards gala that starts at 4 p.m. 

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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