Kyle Vincent began his music career at the age of 8, playing alto saxophone in Berkeley school jazz bands. At age 11 he appeared on stage with Donald Byrd, taking turns improvising with the legendary trumpeter. He took jazz sax lessons with famed Bebop saxophonist Hal Stein. Vincent studied voice with master vocal coach and renowned opera singer Claudine Spindt for several years, and took bass lessons from legendary guitarist Joe Satriani. After playing bass in an S.F. Bay Area pop/punk band, he moved to Los Angeles to become the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the teen pop band, Candy.