Kevin Brereton was born on 20 February 1972 in Toronto. He has two younger brothers. Kevin’s father was a minister at GTA congregations of Trinidadian Jehovah’s Witnesses. The family moved to Trinidad when the boy was in third grade. That’s where Brereton discovered the world of music.
After a few years, Kevin and his mother returned to Canada. He attended Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute. Brereton’s father stayed in Trinidad for some time. He was a communication director of BWIA. Later, he joined the family in Canada. Kevin’s mother had her own cosmetics company.
When Brereton was a teenager, he was a fan of such artists as Depeche Mode, Michael Jackson, New Order, and The Beatles.
In 1992, he moved to Ottawa and attended Carleton University for one semester. Then the artist returned to Toronto and enrolled in York University. Kevin made friends with one of the members of Pocket Dwellers, who recommended him to consider a career in the music business.