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.
A funky Kanye West-ish medium tempo instrumental track featuring string hits and various synth/electronic elements that give it a distinct summer feel. Would work well for any kind of summer fun recreational advert, jeans, Levis or twenty something fashion, Axe, deodorant spot. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Hip Hop
Laid back :30 latin-infused smooth jazz instrumental. Lazy sax melody evokes images of driving through the hills on a summer day with the top down. Great for luxury car ad, Oil Of Olay, skin care, hair/beauty products, intimate dining, luxury, touring, diamonds, jewelry. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A dynamic, intense, contemporary, orchestral instrumental. Edgy U2ish guitar and electronics make this track ideal for Adventure scenes, dangerous situations. Jeep or Land Rover spot, Travelscape, Exploring, Dangerous Situations. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
A Bossa flavored jazzy instrumental track with Piano, percussion, flute, sax, accordion bass and drums that sounds like cruising through the hills in a convertible with the top down. Carefree, relaxed and laid back. Luxury car ad, skin care, Oil of Olay, hair care, beauty products, romance. Instrumental, Latin, Latin Pop
Hard edged and driving, but with elements of beauty, this pulsating contemporary electronic instrumental is perfect for Xtreme Sports, Ski Movie, X Games, Fashion, Racing, or Crime Drama, Getaway, Chase Scene, Movie Theme, Trailer, Credits. Bourne identity, Bike Racing, Tour de France, Skiing, Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
A mysterious haunting acoustic instrumental evokes mystery, shadowy images at dusk. Featuring dobro, guitar, piano, drums and atmospheric elements. Sense of unease or danger. Investigative Show, Castle Exploration, Medical Detective, Forensics Investigation, legends of .., Crime Drama, Paranormal, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
An uplifting :30 orchestral, Copeland-ish medium tempo melodic instrumental with strings, winds, french horns, timpani, and drums combining to create a track both dramatic and emotional. Great show Open for Medical, Historical, Travelscape or Political Documentary. Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
A :30 down-home, funky, cajun meets hiphop instrumental with acoustic guitars, accordion, drums and bass. Would make a great Open for Outdoors show, fishing, hiking, camping. Also cooking show, travel or home improvement. Travelogue, Louisiana tourism. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
A soaring :20 Americana instrumental opening with jangling guitars, joined by drums, electric guitar and strings for climactic ending . Great for show Open for Outdoor rec/sports, Travel, Exploration, or Family Drama. Theatrical ID or Television ID. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
A lush, sophisticated, Ellingtonish, instrumental ballad featuring a full brass section. piano, bass, and drums playing a beautiful romantic melody. Great for a period piece or when needing background ballad for party/anniversary/wedding scene, romance. Instrumental, Jazz, Orchestral Jazz
A Cool, streetish, uptempo track with multiple ethnic instrumental accents that go from vibes to synth to acoustic guitar to violin and back around before building to finish . Great as Open for, Travel show, Cooking, Recipes From Around The World, Reality Challenge. Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
A choking sputtering loop kicks off this :90 urban instrumental. The weezy synth elements and lazy feel suggest difficulty in getting going. Perfect for ad, Hotel that's too comfortable to leave, Tylenol for too hung over, fingers do the walking Yellow pages, Iphone apps. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Trip Hop
A positive, uplifting, emotional Peter Gabriel-ish track at medium tempo that builds with acoustic guitars, vocal elements, big drums and electric guitars to a climax. Great for theme or soundtrack. Inspirational documentary, transformational story, family security, financial security. Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
Over-the -top cheezy, Monster Mash like, track sung by ghoul about tearing flesh. Accompanied by harpsichord, bass and strings. Ends with thunder clap. Great for scary kid's show. Male Vocals, Horror, Halloween Whimsical
Beautiful medium slow thoughtful, light, contemporary, instrumental with acoustic guitars and piano accents. Reassuring and warm. Great for ad for family security, financial security, insurance, health, medications, sleep aids. Instrumental, Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
A mid tempo instrumental starts off somewhat dark with moody piano chords, then transforms into positive and uplifting with shimmering electric guitars. Great for any ad that needs a neg or neutral setup before blossoming into positive reassurance. Family protection, health/diet, Insurance, Exercise, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
A fun, upbeat, Irish hiphop music with Accordion & Ocarina alternating between the melody, backed up by Bass & Drums providing the backbone. Great Open or Promo Travel show, world cooking or Travel ID, Irish Spring Soap, Deodorant. Hip chic fun sophisticated. Irish cooking show, romcom kids video, Instrumental, European, Ireland
An ominous intense hard-edged instrumental with big synth hits over moody acoustic piano chords before drums kick in. Great for racing sports. Definitely sounds like something dangerous is about to happen. Could be aliens or a tornado? Great for Sci-Fi, Crime Drama, Paranormal, Chase/Persuit, Trail, Instrumental, Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
An intoxicating Middle Eastern instrumental with stringed ethnic instruments and drums creating a mesmerizing and hypnotic vibe. Great for dancing scenes or background for world/middle eastern scene. International travel, midddle eastern documentary, international up close feature, news footage, Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
Screams, mutterings, church bells, gongs all combine in a scary, dark, soundtrack. Great for kids, horror, thriller or any project that might be benefited by bone chilling screams of torture. Horror & Halloween, Scary voices
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.
Diabolical recitation concerning what happens in the graveyard. Ethereal background sci fi sounds. Ghoulish at the end. Great for kids Halloween show, horror. over the top. Mixed Vocals, Horror, Funeral & Death
Haunted, tortured, voices wail together a demented lullaby, accompanied by wandering, eerie piano and low rumbling sfx. Great for kids scary scene, horror film, haunted house, or just an unusual accompaniment to a romantic dinner. Horror & Halloween, Halloween horror
A dark, demented track opens with creaking door, eerie piano and backwords vocals. Builds to chilling climax. Great spooky, hair-raising music for TV Film Commercial Horror Flick Halloween Haunted House, evil child, demon seed, nightmare, Stephen King. Distortion galore, pull up the covers & hide! Instrumental, Horror, Haunted Children