Kevin Packard has been a staff composer for a prominent East Coast Music House where, for eight years, he scored national spots as well as composed for branding campaigns for TLC, Discovery Health, and Nat Geo. As a Composer In Residence at Connecticut College, he scored many productions for Dance undergraduates as well as received numerous commissions from visiting guest artists. His compositional credits include, Arby's, Ford, USA Today, Lexus, Discovery, Nat Geo Channel, TLC, The Treasury Dept, UTZ, Intercontinental Hotels and the National Parks Service, among many others.
Kevin Packard's writing style spans heartfelt acoustic music to driving electronica, and dramatic orchestral to quirky Penguin Cafe-ish. Kevin's compositions have won numerous awards. He now lives happily in Colorado, where he works out of his studio, creating music perfect for TV, Film, corporate branding and multiple new media projects. He is currently set to release "Facing Southeast," a collection of instrumental collaborations with bassist Bruce Swanson.
Kevin has won two Washington DC Peer Awards, for Discovery Wings, and National Geographic Channel-Culture Shock, a National Telly, a Telly and an award for best PSA for Special Olympics. His work also includes the Trading Spaces Theme for TLC, and the Rebranding/Station ID for Discovery Health Channel and TLC.
Traditional Christmas piece done in light jazz, swing style with classical guitar version and an electric version as well. Walking bass and jazz drum kit back up the guitars. The 3rd verse features the uprite bass with no melody and the 4th verse features a nice guitar improvisation over the melody. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
A Traditional english Christmas carol performed on classical guitar and mandolin. The piece starts with sleigh bells ringing and guitar and mandolin join in. The track is medium slow and warm and heartfelt. It conjures images of a horse-drawn sleigh on a snowy, close to Christmas, night. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
A Christmas classic this traditional piece starts with jingle bells. A 3 part classical guitar arrangement enters and builds slowly, ending, again with sleigh bells. Great for holiday scene or ad needing to evoke the Christmas season. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
We Three Kings done as a piano solo, slow and expressive, evoking a somewhat sad and somber vibe that turns positive during the chorus. Atmospheric traditional christmas song. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
A solo classical guitar version of the traditional Christmas carol Silent Night. Very moody and atmospheric. Sounds like having a cocktail on Christmas Eve very late at night after everyone's asleep. Sort of lonely sounding. Would work well under a "going home for Christmas" scene. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
Magical, eerie, mischievous track that sounds like elves late at night Christmas Eve. Starts with bell piano, sleigh bells and pizz strings and builds to full strings, woodwinds and timpani. Great for commercial spot. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.