“Kevin Delaney showcases his musical chops like Shaggy snags a Scooby Snack,” says Sean Coulter of the East Coast Rocker. Translated, that means Delaney’s six-string prowess is displayed effortlessly and often. Kevin Delaney is the guitar prodigy whose work with Out’ve The Box, Sugar Love Honey, Kreep and Grayson Manor earned such accolades.
With the release of The Awakening, Delaney unleashes a collection of well-crafted, melodic instrumentals that bear the torch of such legendary guitar players/songsmiths as Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen. The Album Network’s Virtually Alternative magazine once professed that Delaney’s music could “straddle the fence comfortably between the ‘Alternative’ and ‘Active’ rock worlds…” On The Awakening he does something similar, creating a delicate balance between showmanship and song craftsmanship.
Handling all of the instrumentation as well as engineering and production duties, Delaney had this to say about the new release: “It’s my first instrumental record and I’m very excited about it, it’s a very song driven record with the lead guitars playing a more melodically defined role, some shredding definitely takes place, however it isn’t one long guitar solo from beginning to end in the traditional sense”.
Delaney started production on “The Awakening” in 2007 in his downtown Los Angeles recording studio and finished mixing and mastering in New York City this past fall. The first single from the “The Awakening” titled “Awaken” is available as a free download on the Manic Records website.