Kevin Noel

Live Music

Kevin Noel Adderley [GB]

A brief introduction from British guitarist/vocalist Kevin Noel:

Now living in Switzerland,  I have been a professional musician since the age of 22, specialising in providing live music for a wide range of events. I offer a choice of musical formations from solo to 5-piece band and the music I play is a mixture of blues, classic rock, rock & roll, country, folk and light jazz.

I sing only in English, covering songs from English & American artists as well as composing & performing my own songs. Among my favourite artists are Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Steve Earle & John Hiatt.  

I play acoustic and electric guitars and am an accomplished slide guitar player. I have produced 3 CDs which are available at gigs and in some shops.

Besides playing music I also teach guitar and trade in antiques. ( Please read on to find out more about me, my music and my colleagues. Thanks for your interest.

Kevin Noel.

Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer

The duo ‘Kevin & Aschi’ with Aschi Beyeler (saxophones, harmonicas) has now become the main formation I work with.  We met many years ago when Aschi first played with me in ‘The Fun Band’. We share a similar taste in music and the unusual combination of guitar/vocal and sax/harp is complimented by electronic drums & bass specially programmed by me producing a sound emulating that of a full band. As a duo we are very flexible and experienced in playing all kinds of events from concerts in bars & clubs to private parties & corporate functions. We carry a good quality compact sound system and basic lighting.

Events we have played in recent years include BEA expo Bern, MUBA Basel, ORBIT Basel, Beaulieau Lausanne, Forum Fribourg, Ferienmesse & Weinmesse Bern, gala events such as the Swiss Hockey awards & Swiss Curling Championships and for Schwarzfilm at the film festival in Berlin [Berlinade 2008]. In 2005 we were paid the compliment of being asked by Polo Hofer to play for his 60th birthday party and were delighted to be part of the first 'Swiss Rock & Blues Cruise' in 2006. Outside of Switzerland we have recently played concerts in Spain, France, Italy & Germany and in 2012 together with Derek Mandel we played in Kosovo for the KFOR peacekeeping force - 3 ‘unplugged’ concerts including the August 1st Swiss national day celebration.

I first met guitarist Derek (Del) Mandel in 1991, during a UK tour backing Nashville artist Mark Moseley. We formed the duo ‘Noel & Mandel’ playing both in the UK & in Switzerland and together we wrote and recorded the acoustic CD ‘Back to the Mountains’. Del still makes 3 or 4 trips to Switzerland each year where we play "unplugged" style acoustic concerts together playing a mixture of folk, blues, country & some traditional Irish tunes, Del playing these on banjo mandoline. Derek remains one of my closest friends & musical colleagues & has been involved in most of my later projects.

Kevin & Aschi
Kosovo 2012