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Summer is Near!

Kev Barb and Steve at New Town

… or so it seems!  While Jan/Feb tends to be quiet for bands, it’s actually hopping with activity making plans for spring/summer/fall public events.  The KM4 is talking to wineries, local communities having fun public events, and those planning their festivals.  This is all in addition to booking great local bars.  Keep your eyes soon […]

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Coffee Talk! Your Wedding

I'll even buy!

Let’s meet and talk about your big day!  … it’s the time of the year when a lot of people start booking The Kevin Mitchell 4 for their upcoming wedding.  It’s always exciting to us to be part of a couple’s special day. One of the things I’m quick to do is meet with the […]

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Band History, Part 5 of 4

Mike in Action small

This month marks the second year Mike Schleicher has been drumming for us, and we’re mighty pleased about that!  While I’ve known Mike the least amount of time — didn’t know him before he auditioned for the band when we were in search for a better and … er … more stable drummer — we’ve […]

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On the Road Again

Swingin' Roarin' 20s Style in Steelville

Just booked what will absolutely be a great wedding in the spring!  Didn’t know it would happen because it’s far from our area. We’re happy to play in places a little outside where we live. For example, we recently played a party in Steelville that was a hoot because we dressed up circa 1920s for […]

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Weddings: Not About Us!

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It’s a good friend’s anniversary, and I’m thinking back on their wedding, which was beautiful.  As you can imagine, seeing as many weddings as I do both personally and professionally, I notice things!  The bride and groom looked great, the ceremony was in an old church that was beautiful, and the reception hall was really […]

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Band History Part II: Barb

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I can’t remember exactly when in high school I met our wonderful vocalist Barb Tippett, but we became great friends immediately. It was probably in a play or something … but she’d hang out with my guy friends and I’d hang out with her gal friends. Hanging out included sneaking into clubs to hear her […]

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Why Not the Botanical Garden?

Missouri Botanical Garden -- View From Wedding Reception Site

On Sunday the family went to the Missouri Botanical Garden here in St. Louis and what a wonderful day it was.  It reminded me of the time we did a very swanky gig there.  The photo shows the view the guest saw (minus the dragon).  They wanted our typical “4 Martini” set but the cocktail […]

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Favorite Gigs, Part 1 – Busch Stadium Wedding

Barb & The Kevin Mitchell 4 at Busch Stadium.

If I’m thinking back on amazing events the Kevin Mitchell 4 has been part of, I have to talk about playing the brand new Busch Stadium. Wow. You get a call like this and you move heaven and earth to do it. It was a wedding … and they wanted what we do for weddings […]

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A Little History, Part 1

Kevin Mitchell of the Kevin Mitchell 4.

When did the band begin? I was a keyboardist in a bad rock cover band made up of other kids I went to school with called Future Shock. I was 13 and had a little mini-Farfisa organ and we played Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Yes, etc. We practiced at the drummer’s house because he owned the […]

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