Ken Tamplin (born December 11, 1963) is an American Christian rock performer and vocal coach. Tamplin is known for his vocal range and has composed music for television and movies.
Ken began playing guitar at age six and singing at age nine. Despite being raised in a Christian home, he was not openly Christian until some time before he began his musical career. "I've been on fire for Him ever since", Tamplin was quoted as saying.
Tamplin is one of the founding members of the group Shout, along with Chuck King. He is also the winner of four GMA Dove Awards, including Hard Music Album of the Year at the 24th GMA Dove Awards in 1993, for his album Tamplin.
In 2001 Tamplin produced the album Make Me Your Voice, featuring gospel singer Andraé Crouch, to help raise funds for Christian groups working in Sudan.
Tamplin also runs the Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. Former students include Gabriela Gun?íková, who later went on to success with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and to represent the Czech Republic at Eurovision, and Xiomara Crystal, a featured singer on the Rock Meets Classic tour.
Tamplin is married and has two children. He is cousin to former Van Halen frontman, Sammy Hagar.
In addition to the bands mentioned above, Ken Tamplin sung and played on these albums.
- 1984 - Joshua - Surrender
- 1987 - Shout - It Won't Be Long
- 1988 - Shout - In Your Face
- 1989 - Angelica - Angelica
- 1989 - The Power Team - Take 'Em Back
- 1990 - Tamplin and Friends - An Axe to Grind
- 1991 - Ken Tamplin - Soul Survivor
- 1991 - Magdallan - Big Bang
- 1992 - Rock Of The 80's - Volume 1
- 1993 - Tamplin - Tamplin
- 1993 - Hollywood Hairspray - Volume 2
- 1994 - Shout - At The Top Of Their Lungs
- 1995 - Tamplin - In the Witness Box
- 1995 - Ken Tamplin - We the People
- 1995 - Ken Tamplin - Goin' Home
- 1996 - Magdallan - End Of The Ages
- 1997 - Ken Tamplin - Liquid Music Compilation
- 1997 - Ken Tamplin - The Colors of Christmas
- 1997 - Shout - Back
- 1998 - Major League Soundtrack - Back To The Minors
- 1999 - Ken Tamplin - Brave Days of Old
- 2001 - Ken Tamplin - Where Love Is
- 2001 - Ken Tamplin - Make Me Your Voice 1
- 2002 - Laudamus - Lost In Vain
- 2003 - Ken Tamplin and Friends - Wake the Nations
- 2004 - Ken Tamplin - Make Me Your Voice 2
- 2009 - Ken Tamplin - How Sweet the Sound (Spring Hill Music U.S.)
- 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 1
- 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 2
- 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 3
- 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 4
- 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 5
- 2011 - Ken Tamplin - Got You Covered Vol 6
- 2012 - Ken Tamplin - Then Sings My Soul
- 2012 - Ken Tamplin - Superstar Medleys
- 2014 - Ken Tamplin - Ballads of Ken Tamplin Vol 1