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Kevin Gullickson reaches for the stars & gets to taste “Heaven” with his great track
02 Mar 2015

Just over 2 years ago a demo package arrived at the Blue Pie Sydney office from Kevin Gullickson and his band “RadioDrive”. A conversation was had an in a very short time one of Kevin’s songs was put on the short list to be produced by Damien Reilly and Chris Garcia. That song was “A Taste of Heaven”.

As Damien says: “ Kevin wrote a gem of a song and Chris and I got the polish out and took the song to a whole new place. Kevin’s vocal delivery was just the right level of emotion required to take the listener on a magical sound ride. The key was working on pre-production and bringing in great session players. The clay we had to work with was great and when we put this all into kiln to bake, we needed up with a classic track that will now live for many decades to come generating license sales and radio play. Today more than ever artists need to invest into the production of their music. Everyone has a high fidelity stereo system on their mobile phones and the market will no longer accept “average” production as the normal. To compete with the major label charting artists you need to focus on pre-production and working with the best you can. I am really pleased with the result my team achieved on putting this great song together.”

Since the song was given a complete super charged overhaul Kevin’s music career has taken off and the song continues to achieve great things both in the USA and around the world. Quality over quantity and investing into production and working with a proven hit production team has made all the difference. We have put some of the many achievements the song has delivered as well as links to download this great track and Kevin’s media kit.


A Taste of Heaven” has been nominated Best Alternative Song for 2014 by the Hollywood Music Awards.

What Radio Says About the Song:

“Radio Drive’s “A Taste Of Heaven” is a joyous anthem that exudes a blaze of glorious melodic sunshine, with a chorus so catchy you’ll be singing it in the shower. Lead vocalist Kevin Gullickson delivers the goods with feel-good pluck, while kaleidoscopic ”

Chuck Taylor Entertainment journalist,  formerly writer, editor and critic for Billboard magazine 

“Slick pop-ready rock in vein of Depeche Mode via Coldplay”.  Devon Jackson, Magazine Editor, Freelance Journalist (Rolling Stone Magazine, Village Voice), March 2014‘Radio Drive has quickly found themselves on the fast track in the indie rock scene.  Keep an eye out for them’. 

Alive Magazine, Sept 2014

“Radio Drive is onto something important about expression through pop music; they deserve to be listened to…” 

MusicPerk Magazine, Sept 2014


·        Dec 2014 – Radio Drive “Footsteps” makes the list at #64 on NBT Radio, Berlin – Top 180 songs of 2014. Radio Drive makes the list at #46 on the Indie Rock Music charts for category of Rock music.

·        Oct/Nov 2014 – Radio Drive music added to more radio stations and receiving rave reviews and feature artist articles on webzines and blogs internationally.  Amused Now webzine chose Radio Drive out of 2000 submission through Reverb Nation to feature on their website.

·        Sept 2014 – Bongo Boy Records includes “A Taste of Heaven” on their first Compilation CD release to the Asian market.

·        Aug 2014 – Kevin signs an artist management contract with Artista Group, an international management company that represents both musicians and actors (client list included Pierce Brosnan, Gene Hackman, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Madonna, Collective Soul, Willie Nelson, and more).

·        Aug 2014 – During the last several months “A Taste of Heaven” along with other songs from Radio Drive have been played on over 60 radio stations world-wide including several feature artist spots.  In addition, over 20 web zines have written feature articles and fave reviews of Radio Drive’s music.

·        July 2014 – International music and video site, Beat100 awards “A Taste of Heaven” 2 Bronze Awards.  One for well written original song and the second award for high quality original video.

·        July 2014 – Kevin’s music video “New Direction” is added to Bongo Boy TV “Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show No.1030” which airs on 20 syndicated channels across the USA including several NBC Comcast stations.

·        June 2014 – Kevin received news his music has been used in the TV show “Pit Bulls and Parolees” on The Animal Planet Network.  Plus, his music has been used in the TV show “Epic Log Homes” seen on The Discovery Channel.

·        May/June 2014 – Kevin Gullickson featured in an article on The Musicians Friend Hub entitled: “Don’t Fret over Your Feelings (or Freaky Fans)—Starting Out on the Electric Guitar”.

·        May/June 2014 – Radio Drive becomes #1 Alternative Rock artist in the USA on the Reverb Nation Charts and #3 Internationally.

·        May 2014 – “A Taste of Heaven” added to the WOA Records Compilation CD Volume 3 to be released internationally.

·        April/May 2014 – Radio Stations from around the world adding “A Taste of Heaven” to their playlist including stations in Singapore, Wales, UK, Canada and USA.

·        Feb/Mar 2014 – “A Taste of Heaven” featured on Al Walser’s Weekly Top20 Countdown show, the World’s Nb1 Weekly Syndicated Countdown show out of Hollywood CA, broadcast on over 80 radio stations in over 50 countries weekly, attracting over 12.5 million listeners worldwide.

·        Feb/Mar 2014 – “A Taste of Heaven” to be added to the playlist on CBS Radio network worldwide.

·        Feb/Mar 2014 – “A Taste of Heaven” added to the playlist on TRS247 Radio in NYC.  Then making the Top Ten Indie Artist list with hosts Cris & Alysia.

·        February 2014 – Radio Drive lands at #1 on the Reverb Nation Alternative music charts and remains there. Nationally at #9 and Globally at #16 and moving up.

·        February 2014 – Hollywood Music Awards nominates “A Taste of Heaven” best Alternative song for 2014.

·        January 2014 – Release of single “A Taste of Heaven”, production by Chris Garcia (credits include Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Santana and more) with musicians Nick Lashley (guitarist for Alanis Morrisette) and Ben Rose (L.A. Session Drummer). Mixed by Tom Polce (CBS Records) and Mastering by Grammy Award winner Gene Paul at G&J Audio

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