Kent E. Birkle began working in the Entertainment Industry as a youngster, performing as a Magician for school events and birthday parties for children. He began taking Banjo lesson at the age of 8 and studied the instrument through high-school and college. Through high school and college Kent performed in many bands, playing banjo, electric guitar, and bass guitar. During college he worked with the audio/visual department providing music production, recording & live sound engineering and mixing for all the college functions, while he studied music and business. Kent performed with the symphony orchestra playing the upright bass, and with the jazz ensemble playing the electric bass or vibes. He became the Technical Director of Dodd Auditorium at his college for three years. The auditorium provided a venue for touring acts, such as, Billy Idol, The Psychedelic Furs, Big Country, Mink Deville, Atlantic Rhythm Section, The Neville Brothers, and many more.

1985/86 Kent studied Audio Engineering and recording at Omega Studios near Washington D.C. in Rockville, MD. Here is where he learned how audio really worked and that the "Engineer" gets to virtually play ALL the instruments, mold their sound and manipulate their timbre or tone. In 86 Kent moved to New Orleans, LA. He teamed up with Harold R. Brown (original founding drummer of the band WAR) and opened a Studio called "Direct Box Studios" which moved to another facility in 1990 and became "The Firehouse".

During the last 10 years, Kent has been working freelance for record labels, production companies, and touring artists, in the studio and live venues.

Since 1992 Kent has been providing computer digitized graphic design and artist promo & publicity development for Elkrib Digital Media. His references are listed throughout this website.
 

 

Kent Birkle
985.809.7641
 


 

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Early Mardi Gras Morning before the Zulu Parade
(Photoshop ripple effect on the latters lined up and down the parade route.)
 



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