Kearns first picked up the flute when he was ten years old. His goal, even from an early age, was to create a distinct and instantly identifiable flute sound with enough presence to command attention—just like an R&B singer’s voice.
Kearns, who says he saves his breath for the music, tells stories through his flute, like he would if he were singing or speaking.
What he has to say, together with his signature soul sound, is resonating with international audiences who listen to R&B, quiet storm and hip-hop music. Over his two decades as a professional musician, he’s built what would be considered an impressive online following for any independent artist. For a solo flute player it’s unprecedented.
His most recent EP, The Flute was released in 2016 and was the first flute album to chart as a #1 best-selling soul jazz and #2 best-selling contemporary RnB on Amazon. It also charted at #19 on the UK Soul Chart, a category usually dominated by vocalists, including Gregory Porter and Brian McKnight.
His most dedicated fans follow his single releases on YouTube where his following has grown to 20,000 views per month and is on track to hit 1 million views later this year.