'A beautiful, dense hypnotic track that develops and builds with fresh surprises....we want to hear more' - BBC Radio 6 Music
After a lifetime of becoming well-known for his virtuoso guitar skills, Kev turned to singing and songwriting at the age of 30. Before this, he had lacked the confidence to sing due to a stutter. Moving from his hometown of Northampton to Brighton gave him the inspiration to take his new musical path. The drastic change in musical direction was a risk, but he feels it was worthwhile because he knows that he wants to spend his life writing and performing his own music.
After years of hard work, fine-tuning, and carving out a name for himself doing what he loves, Kev was invited to New York to record his debut EP titled All You Need in 2015. He performed on tour in the USA and the UK then returned to Brighton to pen the songs that formed his debut album Stories of the Sky, released in 2017. The album was featured in Guitarist Magazine, Acoustic Magazine, and played on BBC Radio.
His second album, Modern Stories, is due to be released in February, 2020. The first single, God is an Algorithm, has already had radio plays from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music. Both of Kev's albums were recorded with a Mercury-nominated producer in Brighton, UK. Kev has toured internationally, playing hundreds of shows in some of the UK's and Europe's finest venues. His debut album Stories of the Sky has gained over 250,000 streams on Spotify.
'Beautiful & Intelligent' - Folk Radio
Dark Stars (Live)
'Modern Stories' - Album - Feb 2020
Kev's second album Modern Stories features songs that reflect our current time. A topical album, which muses on subjects such as mental health, technology, human connection and addiction that are more apparent in our ever-changing modern times. This album was recorded with producer Jag Jago (Maccabees/Florence Welch) and instrumentation arranged by Andrew Stuart-Buttle. A highly intelligent, emotionally intimate and intricately arranged work of songs that will surely take Kev Minney's career to the next level.
'Stronger' - Single - Late 2019
'Magic' - Single - September 13th 2019
Magic is the third single taking from the album Modern Stories. A dream-like song that touches on belief and the beyond. Punctuated by a fast paced guitar riff that contrasts with the smooth languid vocals.
'Man Of Steel' - Single - 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' - March 2019
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.
'Stories Of The Sky' - Album - 2017
'An album of much beauty' - Acoustic Magazine
'An amazing mix of animation and music' - Guitarists Magazine
‘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