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Chalfant, Kevin

Singer-songwriter who has fronted several bands during his career, including 707, Shooting Star , Steel Breeze, The Storm, Two Fires, The Vu, and a couple of brief stints with Alan Parsons and Journey.

The consummate collaborator, Kevin never released a solo album until the new millennium, Running With The Wind, followed by Fly2Freedom, a tribute to his favourite band, the aforementioned Journey. He subbed for Steve Perry at a Journey concert in the mid-’90s and was asked to join the band, but Perry came back and that left a lot of Chalfant compositions on the shelf. He has remained friends with the band ever since.

His career unofficially started with 707 in 1982. It was a short flight. In 1990, he co-founded The Storm with Josh Ramos and former Journeymen Gregg Rolie, Steve Smith, and Ross Valory.  Chalfant and Valory had previously recorded together as The Vu. The Storm enjoyed some success in the early ’90s, but by 1996, The Storm had passed. They got back together for a tour in 2002 and the following year Kevin toured with Alan Parsons and re-united with Ramos for a performance with The Gregg Rolie Band at Waterfest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A few years later, he was recruited by the power-pop group Shooting Star and can be heard on the 2007 release, Circles.  That same year he received the Award of Honor at the 26th Annual Chicago Music Awards and released his album Fly2Freedom which covers his favourite hits by Journey.

In 2016 he was a headlining act at the three-day Rockingham rock festival in Nottingham, England.

Here he is performing Journey’s “Separate Ways”…