Kirk Powers/ Point Blank
"Years ago I was on my first major world tour with pop star Debbie Gibson. Because of all the motorized lights that were flown above the stage, I was picking up High Frequency background noises through my Jazz and PJ Bass pickups. My Tech suggested that I try some EMG pickups. That solved the problem. EMGs run totally silent, and have great dynamic range. I have been using them ever since on both Live gigs and recording. EMGs really bring my P basses to life!"
- EMG Gear/
- PJ Set
A native of New York City, Kirk Powers is a prolific bass player who has appeared on
a staggering number of recordings, tours, clinics and other events. Growing up in
the city exposed him to many different styles of music.
With contributions to RIAA-Certified Gold and Platinum recordings, his resume
includes collaborations with Roger Nichols (Steely Dan Producer), Deborah Gibson
(Atlantic Records), Casey James (American Idol), American Tears (Columbia
Records), Dave Lebolt (Keyboards with David Bowie, Billy Joel), Steve Hass
(Manhattan Transfer) David Baker (Sony), Jellybean Benitez (Madonna) , George
Lynch ( Dokken , Lynch Mob ) and many others.
Kirk also completed two world tours with pop star Debbie Gibson (Deborah Gibson)
with video and record sales which earned him two multi-platinum discs. Credits also
include broadcast commercials for Lincoln/Mercury, Island of Jamaica, as well as a
string of other radio and TV ads.
Some live and recorded television programs include the hit TV series The Wonder
Years, American Music Awards, Late Night TV, Arsenio Hall Show, Entertainment
Tonight, HBO Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary and multiple Dick Clark TV
productions. Kirk has also opened shows for Foreigner, Robert Plant, Peter
Frampton, Foghat, Bonjovi, Phil Collins, Bee Gees, Belinda Carlisle, UFO, Led
Zeppelin and others.
In 2010, Kirk joined the legendary southern rock band Point Blank. With their hits
“Oh Nicole” and “Mean to Your Queenie”, Point Blank is now out on tour again in
Switzerland, France, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Monaco and the USA.
Kirk is also the principal R&D person for Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars
contributing to design features, ergonomics and electrical pre-amp magnetic pickup
research, and has his own signature model Alleva Coppolo KBP4 and KBP5 basses