Peven grew up listening to Gospel, Jazz, Soul, and African rhythms, which greatly shaped his musical style. The now 27 year old solo artist, Peven Everett, was born and raised in Harvey, IL and has three siblings. Peven's career began at the age of 3. He remembers playing the bongos and using a phone book to reach the piano keys in order to play. The first song he ever played on drums was 'Mr. Magic' by Grover Washington when he was 4. Peven comes from a very musical family - all singers.