December 22, 2017
Multiple songs from Kevin Delaney’s instrumental album “The Awakening” have been licensed by independent film director Damian Kolodiy for inclusion as underscore in the upcoming documentary “The Bitch Movie” which is slated to make the rounds on the international Independent film festival circuit beginning in 2018.
“The Bitch Movie” is a documentary film that takes a retrospective look at the “Bitch: A Ladies Tribute To Metal” monthly party which ran at Don Hills Club in New York City’s west village from 2001-2005. The Bitch night featured a house band playing iconic rock and heavy metal cover songs with each new song performed by a different female singer. The film explores the origins, philosophy, sociology and technical execution of the event, painting a portrait of the scene around Don Hills Club in downtown New York in the early 2000s. “The Bitch Movie” is both a tribute to pioneering women who smash traditional stereotypes and Rock ‘n Roll enthusiasts the world over.
View the trailer for “The Bitch Movie” here: https://youtu.be/LCC71jJawrA
October 17, 2016
JIMBO the independent film starring Caycee Black and Jeffrey Turboff and featuring the original music score written and produced by Kevin Delaney can be watched for free on Vimeo now thru October 31st. https://vimeo.com/127392184
January 21, 2016
“Jimbo” the indie horror film directed by and costarring Jeffrey Turboff and Caycee Black has been making the rounds on the film festival circuit to much fanfare. The latest being the Macabre Faire Horror Film Festival in Long Island this past weekend. The 3-day international film festival showcased hundreds of indie horror films from around the world and concluded with a red carpet gala and awards ceremony that saw Caycee Black winning the “Best Actress” award for her role in the film. “Jimbo” has been featured in quite a few horror film festivals over the past year (Montreal Horrorfest, SaMo Indie Festival, Scare-a-con horror convention to name a few) with more to follow. The film’s music score was written and produced by Kevin Delaney.
Watch the official Jimbo Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/111328057
June 6, 2015
“Jimbo” the Indie horror film directed by and co-starring Jeffrey Turboff and Caycee Black will be making its screen debut in downtown Manhattan at DCTV in Soho on Saturday June 20th at 5:30pm. The film’s music score was written and produced by Kevin Delaney and will be featured in various horror film festivals in the coming months. The first of which will be the Montreal Horrorfest in Canada on July 4th weekend as well as the SAMO Indie Festival in Santa Monica and the “Scare-a-con horror, scifi, fan convention in Verona NY in September.
Watch the official Jimbo Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/111328057
February 6, 2015
VANDALIZER, the Brooklyn based metal/punk band and brainchild of Mike McWilliams (Pure Rubbish) have released their debut EP titled “New Curse” on 5B Records/Pirates. The recording features MIke McWilliams on lead vocals and bass, Kevin Delaney on lead and rhythm guitar and Chris Vita on drums. The 4-Song EP was recorded last year in Bushwick, Brooklyn and is now available as a special limited edition cassette as well as high quality download (MP3/FLAC).
“New Curse” Track Listing:
01- Crash Course
02- Living Underground
03- MD Ultra
Vandalizer “New Curse” can be purchased and/or streamed at the bands official Bandcamp page at: https://vandalizer1.bandcamp.com/
Visit the bands official website here: www.facebook.com/vandalizernyc
November 24, 2014
Kevin Delaney has been tapped to compose and produce the music score for the upcoming Indie Horror film “Jimbo”. The film was written and directed by Jeffrey Turboff, who also co-stars in the film with actress Caycee Black. The film’s synopsis is described as “A veteran holds a woman captive at the behest of a voice in his head. After a failed escape attempt she must convince him to take orders from her instead”. Music production is scheduled to start in January. Stay tuned for more details!
June 10, 2013
Kevin Delaney is featured in the June issue of Hip Rock Magazine, read the exclusive interview by clicking here:
The June issue also includes a podcast which features the songs “Awaken” (from Kevin’s debut instrumental album “The Awakening”) and “Do Me Right” from Sugar Love Honey. The Podcast can be streamed in its entirety by clicking here:
May 6, 2013
NY Waste called Sugar Love Honey “a powerhouse of cool”…read more below:
Altered Frequencies had this to say about SLH:
“The band really shows their ability to play intricately and with finesse on this album, as well as having an ear for catchy hooks that stick with you”.
Read the entire review below:
This four piece band plays a mix of hard rock with some alternative mixed in and are based in both New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Featuring Kevin Delaney’s deft guitar playing and Brent Pettersson’s piercing vocals, along with bassist Freddy Villano and drummer Jackie Ramos.
First track and single “Do Me Right” kicks things off with some impressive guitar playing and strong drumming along with melodic vocals and a catchy chorus that made this a great opener. This was one of those songs that you close your eyes and nod your head along to and just get lost in the band’s playing. “Thanks So Much” is a great rock song with another catchy chorus and the band creating a racket that puts a smile on your face, it almost has an AOR sound that would be another great choice for a single. “Explode Like Sun” comes at you with such bombast, then you get a nice quiet bit, almost into the grunge style, but keeping itself in the rock side, especially with the blazing guitar solo. “Darkness Is My Friend” is a very nice slow song that had some great violin added by Susan Mitchell that gave the song a sense of sadness that vocals alone could not have done. “Abra Melin” is an instrumental featuring just acoustic guitar and violin and was a great way to add onto the previous song. “Drive” brings us back to the hard rock and some chugging guitar, and a nice groove from the drums and bass.
The band really shows their ability to play intricately and with finesse on this album, as well as having an ear for catchy hooks that stick with you. The obvious fun that they are having is easily heard on the songs, the emotion and strength of these songs took them into the realm of a more experienced band.
This was an album that shows that you can put out an album that stands with the big boys, you just need to put the effort into writing strong songs and play from the heart, something that this band has done in spades. Go and download this album and let their talent inspire you to do your best as well.
December 18, 2012
“Sugar Love Honey” Track Listing:
01 – Do Me Right
02 – Thanks So Much
03 – Explode Like Sun
04 – Darkness Is My Friend
05 – Abra Melin
06 – Drive
07 – Shadows On The Porch
08 – When All Is Said
09 – Revolution
10 – All End Up
Stream the entire album on Spotify or at: www.soundcloud.com/sugarlovehoney
August 17, 2012
Kevin Delaney recently finished production on a full length SUGAR LOVE HONEY record. SLH originally formed in the mid nineties in New York City and were later based in Los Angeles. The band featured Kevin Delaney on guitar, Brent Pettersson on vocals, Freddy Villano on bass and Jackie Ramos on drums. The self titled debut “SUGAR LOVE HONEY” will be available later this year via Manic Records. An official release date will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can download the free single “Do Me Right” at the official SLH website: www.sugarlovehoney.com
September 17, 2010
Since the release of Guitarist Kevin Delaney’s debut instrumental album “The Awakening” on Manic Records in April of last year, fans have downloaded the albums opening track “Awaken” 10,000 times and counting since it was first offered as a free download on the Manic Records website.
“Quite a diamond in the tall grass, it’s encouraging to see that there’s still a lot of hidden talent out there” as one fan describes it. “Great instrumental technique aside, there’s plenty for the spirit and will definitely appeal to the classic heavy metal nostalgic in us, but with a vein of prog rock that makes it very modern sounding. Bravo.” Says Aqualong, another fan.
“Of course I’d love to say I sold 10,000 downloads instead but the silver lining here is, as an indie/DIY artist, I take some comfort in knowing that there are over 10,000 fans out there with at least one of my songs playing in their ipod” says Delaney.
Delaney played all of the instruments on “The Awakening” as well as produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the instrumental album which was released worldwide on April 21, 2009 via Manic Records. The album contains 11 tracks, including fan favorites “Awaken”, “The Gates”, “Early Rise”, “Halfway” and “Carpetride”.
The single “Awaken” is available as a free download on the Manic Records website (www.manic-records.com) .
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May 19, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
KEVIN DELANEY ANNOUNCES NYC SHOWS
Guitarist Kevin Delaney who released his instrumental album titled “The Awakening” on Manic Records in April, has confirmed the following shows in New York City:
July 13th at The Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan (Gotham Rocks/Live Nation) 10:00pm
August 8th at Crash Mansion in Manhattan (Gotham Rocks Showcase) 8:00pm
November 21st at Don Hills in Manhattan (True Metal America) 8:00pm
Tickets for the Gramercy show can be purchased here:
Kevin is set to start rehearsals with the live band in his midtown studio after Memorial Day weekend with plans to play shows on the East Coast from mid June thru late August before heading to the West coast in September. More confirmed dates will be announced soon.
Delaney played all of the instruments on “The Awakening” as well as produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the instrumental album which was released worldwide on April 21st via Manic Records. The first single titled “Awaken” is available as a free download on the Manic Records website (www.manic-records.com) .
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April 21, 2009
“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 (www.manic-records.com) .
“The Awakening” Track Listing:
01 – Awaken
02 – Mission Rd.
03 – The Gates
04 – Early Rise
05 – Always Alone
06 – Metal Slab
07 – Halfway
08 – Carpet Ride
09 – Salvation
10 – In The Desert
11 – Bury The Hatchet
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