Kev is without question one of the UK’s finest entertainers and an international award-winning comedy pianist.
A highly skilled pianist, singer & actor, Kev has honed his art to perfection over many years from his days as a classical concert pianist to performing stand-up comedy and supporting some of the biggest names in British comedy. Blending his off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano, he has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.
Kev’s vast repertoire of appearances with other entertainers has seen him share the stage with such artists as Katherine Jenkins, Lionel Richie, Dame Edna Everage and Matt Lucas to name a few.
Supporting some of the UK’s biggest comedy names, Kev has shared critical acclaim and standing ovations not only as a support act but also with his own one-man show. As a consummate pianist he has toured with a variety of orchestras and appeared at many prestigious venues including the Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle & The Kodak Theatre in LA. He made his West End debut starring in Fame at the Victoria Palace Theatre. This foray into London’s theatre scene led to many other West End roles in musicals like Me & My Girl, Grease, Buddy Holly, Happy Days and Boogie Nights.
2009 saw Orkian’s leap onto the UK comedy circuit with performances at London’s Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Highlights chain of comedy clubs at which he regularly receives standing ovations and rave reviews for the originality of his act.
In August 2010, Kev took his ‘Illegal Tour’ to the Edinburgh Fringe, appearing at the Underbelly, in what was his debut appearance at the festival. 2011 saw him bring the second chapter to his foreign comedy character ‘The Guilty Pianist’ to the fringe festival, which earned him the Spirit of the Fringe award, and again in 2012 with his Closed Venues Tour.
2011 also saw him performing at the South African Vodacom funny festival where he received the accolade for the most standing ovations for one entertainer, and an appearance for Archbishop Desmond TuTu. Kev has entertained audiences from all over the world, including private invitations to entertain numerous members of the royal family, including HRH Prince Philip’s 89th Birthday, HRH Prince Charles, Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, and numerous Royal families from Oman, Dubai, to name a few…
This year saw Kev headline The Tropicana Hotel in Vegas for a second time to packed Houses before embarking on a world tour with his One Man Show to sell out audiences. This is Kev’s third Pantomime in Australia, thanks to Bonnie Lythgo productions. Last year Kev won the prestigious Pan Armenian Entertainment Awards in LA for Best International Comedian and the only entertainer to have been invited 6 years in a row to perform for South Africa’s most prestigious Comedy Festival, and now co-produces the same show at the Leicester Square Theatre in London.
In 2014 Kev went back to his musical theatre roots to play the lead in David Baddiels The Infidel at Stratford East Theatre, before taking the role of Dudley Moore at the Comedy Museum early 2015, to rave reviews.
Last year Kev produced his first Tour “Talents Of Britain” featuring BGT X Factor and The Voice stars for his production, this year Kev & his team have been producing numerous shows including the 60s TV hit series The Monkees.
Currently the CEO of Howlin’ Entertainment Ltd, Kev’s time is also taken up with running five companies, providing entertainment for any event and occasion. Check out www.howlin.co you can also Follow him @TheKevOrkian www.kevlive.com