'A beautiful, dense hypnotic track that develops and builds with fresh surprises....we want to hear more' - BBC Radio 6 Music
Born and raised on the rough edges of a Northampton Council Estate, Kev found a new love for the acoustic guitar, singing, and songwriting at the age of 30. Before this time he spent many years as a music teacher and session guitarist, garnering over a million views on YouTube for his playing. Completely changing his musical direction was a risk he was willing to take, as this time he knew it was exactly what he was going to spend his life doing. Fast-forward five years, he has recorded an EP 'All You Need - 2015' in New York at Old Soul Studios, a debut album 'Stories of the Sky - 2017' and a second album 'Modern Stories - 2019', both with a Mercury-nominated producer in Brighton, UK and both supported by grants awards from Arts Council UK. He has toured internationally playing some of the UK, Ireland Europe's finest venues. His debut album Stories of the Sky has gained almost 200,000 streams on Spotify, and his video release for the album Dark Stars has over 50,000 views and has received much praise.
'An album of much beauty' - Acoustic Magazine
Modern Stories is an album which features songs that reflect our current time. A board-topical album, which covers subjects on mental health, technology, new ways of connecting and philosophical musings in our ever-changing society. This album was recorded with producer Jag Jago (Maccabees/Florence Welch) arranged by Andrew SB (Lucy Rose). A highly intelligent, emotionally intimate and intricately arranged work of songs that will surely take Kev Minney's career to the next level.
Man Of Steel
Man of Steel - out on June 7th 2019
The second release from Kev's new album 'Modern Stories' is the heartfelt single 'Man of Steel'. It tells the story of a close friend, who went through a traumatic time. His friend needed an operation to replace the majority of his skull with metal plates. Kev wrote the lyrics and music describing a journey recovery through a family's support. The song highlights the strength, courage, and positivity that is only unearthed in darker times.
God is an Algorithm
Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s book Homo Deus, the song explores themes of our addiction to modern technology and how this has impacted upon how we live our lives in a world dominated by computers, smartphones and, ultimately, AI.
Opening with expertly picked guitar segments, Kev Minnie’s harmonised vocals take centre stage and are accented by the gorgeous sweeping orchestral soundscapes produced by a string quartet.
‘A striking a memorable debut’ - Arts desk
‘A stunning piece of work, I am pretty sure this is just the beginning, THIS is talent” Music Republic Magazine
‘A young virtuoso who we are sure to hear more from’ - Americana UK