Internet Star Brings His Show and His Music to the San Francisco Bay Area

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Kevin Burdick, star of the Internet reality show "Who in the Hell is Kevin Burdick?!" prepares to leave his home of Salt Lake City behind as he brings his show and his music to the San Francisco Bay Area. The piano rocker, whose sound can be described as somewhere between Elton John and Coldplay, is already winning rave reviews nationwide as his music videos rack up hits in the tens of thousands on YouTube. He has recently been signed to Racelden Records.

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Kevin Burdick will soon be bringing his hit Internet reality show "Who in the Hell is Kevin Burdick?" to the Bay Area! As the piano rocker and Salt Lake City native loads up all of his worldly possessions onto his tour bus and sets out for the Golden State in April, nothing will be safe from the camera.

Burdick is the namesake star of "Who in the Hell is Kevin Burdick?" an Internet reality show that documents his trials and tribulations as an independent musician on the verge of breaking through to the big-time. Burdick was already a budding Internet star, even before his show began filming in late 2007 -- the music video for his song "Firefly" has racked up nearly 11,000 hits on YouTube, just in the past few months; he has more than 20,000 friends on MySpace, with nearly 10 new friends adding onto that each hour, and Cingular Wireless made his song "She Does Her Crying Alone" into one of the top downloadable ringtones on its Mobile Music Station on MySpace, calling him "one of today's hottest emerging artists."

Now with record label Racelden Records behind him, Burdick is set to take the Bay Area by storm, hitting other West Coast locations on the way.

The show not only features footage from live shows with Burdick and his band, which includes many talented musicians from major label Maverick/Warner Brothers Records, but also chronicles all the hilarious and highly personal moments that happen everywhere in between, shot by tour tag-along and cameraman A.J. Lucero.

Of course, the title wouldn't be a good one if viewers didn't get to know just that -- who in the Hell IS this guy? In Episode 1, "Deeply Wounded," Burdick talks about the inspiration for many of his more autobiographical songs, such as the song he wrote for his baby daughter who was born with a congenital heart defect and passed away, set to a montage of photos of her when she was born, and those he wrote following his painful divorce just one year later. "Love, loss, pain, triumph and success -- that's what's behind many of my songs," Burdick tells the camera.

Episode 2, entitled "Stubbornly Optimistic," follows Burdick and his back-up band as they embark on their first Las Vegas tour. They make the long drive to pick up Burdick's new $48,000-tour bus, which he admits to the camera he had to sell off many personal investments to afford, and play a few gigs under the bright lights of Sin City. The tour proves to be a highly-attended phenomenal one, and the presence of the camera certainly squashes any idea of what happens staying in Vegas, as drunken audience members offer up many mishaps and misadventures.

"So many times we've had these kinds of adventures and we've thought, 'Man, if only we had a camera!'" Burdick says. "So my business manager and I had the idea. It's fun to give people a glimpse into my life and what it's like to be an up-and-coming artist in this industry, and all the challenges and good times that go along with it."

Burdick will officially be making the journey to the Bay Area in April, with live shows along the way and taking place locally upon his arrival. Burdick reports that Episode 3 of "Who in the Hell is Kevin Burdick?" should be hitting the Internet airwaves by March 12.

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