For many years he has been considered one of the world's most creative and intense guitarists and keyboardists: Mike Keneally.
His talents as a singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are unparalleled in today's rock scene. Since 1992, the now 60-year-old Keneally has released 24 albums, creating a remarkable oeuvre of inventiveness and originality. Keneally is best known for his participation in Frank Zappa's last tour as a singer, guitarist and keyboardist. He can be heard on many Zappa albums and is an occasional member of the live bands of Joe Satriani and Dethklok.
Mike Keneally has recorded and performed live with countless musical greats: Steve Vai, Chickenfoot, Robert Fripp, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Gilbert, Solomon Burke, Bear McCreary, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and so on ... The all-rounder impresses live with his innovative, unpredictable shows. In the USA and Europe, the exceptional musician has been a fixture in the local tour calendar for years, not only performing solo, but also in a duo and with an orchestra.
In 2003 he premiered his 52-minute orchestral/guitar piece „The Universe Will Provide“ with Holland's Metropol Orchestra. The US premiere of the piece then took place in Los Angeles in 2011 in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2012 he released „Wing Beat Fantastic: Songs Written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge“, a collection of material he co-wrote with former XTC boss Andy Partridge. The album was met with critical acclaim and rightfully featured in journalists' best lists of 2012. 2013 followed „You Must Be This Tall“, on which he plays all the instruments himself on a few songs, but also features luminaries like Marco Minnemann, Bryan Beller and Andy Partridge is supported.
In 2016, Keneally released „Scambot 2“, which Bryan Beller (Dethklok bassist) calls his "masterpiece." Time Out New York describes Mike Keneally's band as a band "led by a special genius" which has to be enjoyed.
“Keneally is the leading progressive rock genius of the post-Zappa era.” – All Music Guide
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