Evins musical career begin in his home town of Belfast, Ireland, where during the 1960s he played in a band with Van Morrison called The Great Eight. In the 70s he toured extensively in Europe and Ireland. In 1978 he made the Bay Area his new home and formed his own band called Claddagh, playing the SF Club scene for years. He teamed up with Van Morrison again, performing and opening his shows throughout the 80s. Kevin has played at many notable venues with Van and the legendary Irish band The Chieftains.