MIX ENGINEER JR MCNEELY
"The best producers in my opinion have these three things in common: They are great musicians, great communicators, and have a great sense of humor. Ken Mary has all three."
-JR McNeely, Grammy Award Winning Engineer
TRIK TURNER - DOUG MOORE
"He's [Ken Mary] a really talented producer, musician, engineer...whatever needs to get done, Ken can do it. He gets the best out of a band."
-Doug Moore - Trik Turner
MUSIC PRODUCER MICHAEL WAGENER
"Ken is a great producer, musician and singer...he has a number of talents in many different areas which really brings out the best in the artists he produces."
-Michael Wagener, Producer (Ozzy Osbourne, Janet Jackson Metallica)
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ember began to flash all over the radar playing shows with Blue October, Theory of a Deadman, Parlor Mob, Black Stone Cherry, and Faktion just to name a few. Ember became one of the top requested bands on internet radio as well, and then ignited the mainstream radio waves with their #1 hit and artist demo “The Deep End”, which spent over 12 weeks at the #1 position on Top 40 Radio edging out artists such as Daughtry and Lady Gaga.
Described as one continuous, unbridled burst of energy, Silverline has performed for crowds in over 38 states and has shared the stage with an impressive list of artists that includes P.O.D., Hawk Nelson, The Newsboys, Switchfoot, Sanctus Real, and TFK. With 3 Top 10 Singles under their belt including the #2 single “Voices in the Night”, Silverline began to make an impact shortly after the success of their first independent release “Start to Believe” and have not looked back since. Word began to spread throughout the music industry that there is a new force to watch for, and they are indelibly “Silverline”.
Northern Light Orchestra highlights tremendous and majestic, orchestrated hard rock music featuring multiple soaring vocals tracks, incredible pulsating rapid guitar solos worthy of the true “Guitar Hero” status, and pounding rhythms sure to impress and invigorate the baby boomer generation that grew up on what is today classic rock. Vocalists and musicians appearing on NLO have been responsible for the sale of over 200 million albums worldwide and include members and former members of household names such as Fuel, The Beach Boys, Sly and the Family Stone, Alice Cooper, Survivor, Steely Dan, Firehouse, Sister Sledge, Quiet Riot, Vanilla Fudge, Winger, Bob Carlisle, Guns and Roses, Grand Funk Railroad, Kiss, Korn, House of Lords, and Whitesnake just to name a few.
Industry veterans Esterlyn have been making an impact in the CCM market for over three years, touring nationally with artists such as Fireflight and Kutless. The troupe received high praise on their new CD “Call Out” from members of Kutless, Tenth Avenue North, and Paramore. Their new sound has been described as “refined to incorporate a tinge of pop . . . and just enough polish to sparkle out of the speakers without coming across as gaudy and overdone.” Catch the experience that is Esterlyn.
Over the past 5 years, ETF has developed a storied live performance history appearing with rock headliners such as Three Days Grace, Fuel, Skillet, RED, and many more. ETF released their National debut album “Bloodline” on September 8th, 2009 which included the MTV debuted artist demo “Breakaway”. The bands power, chemistry and maturity is evident in songs like “Break Away”, “Things Will Change” and a powerful and updated version of the Rocky III theme song “Eye of the Tiger”. In 2010, ETF teamed up with Shane Gibson (Korn) to record and release the song "Free”.
With an ever increasing fanbase, millions of views from some of their YouTube posts, and a steady tour schedule, Bright Light Parade is one of the most exciting new artists to emerge onto the CCM music scene in a very long time. Although the band is still relatively new, they are already a seasoned touring band having played around the country at CCM clubs, colleges, retreats, camps, and festivals, including Sonshine and the main stage of Lifelight. An up and coming artist to watch for, be looking for their upcoming release through VSR Music Group.
Phoenix native Brian Weaver began his career working at Young Life camps alongside Dove Award winning artist Brandon Heath. An up and coming artist to watch for, Brian blends a distinct brand of contemporary influences with clear and moving vocals to create his unique brand. Since 2006, Brian has been performing with artists such as Jars of Clay, Tenth Avenue North, Jonny Diaz, Todd Agnew, Phil Keaggy, Shawn McDonald, Phil Joel, Chris & Conrad, JJ Heller, and Esterlyn.
Album: Brian Weaver | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Mixing, Engineer
Album: A Beautiful Life | Label: VSR Music Group/EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Mixing, Engineer
Formed by front man Bobby Scott, Minks contagious pop/ retro/ rock sound stands alone as unique. With catchy melodies and a flair for the unusual, Mink is at home playing at huge festivals as well as intimate settings, and has appeared in concert with Story of the Year, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, Yellowcard, The Hives, and Lit to name a few.
Album: The Brink of it All | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Ever Stays Red | Label: Wrinkle Free | Role: Producer, Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Mink Rebellion | Label: SubSeven | Role: Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Along for the Ride | Label: SubSeven | Role: Producer, Composer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Chris and Conrad | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Executive Producer, A&R, Mixing
Out of the heat of Atlanta, Georgia, Seven Stories Up burst onto the charts with their Top 30 Single “Hallelujah”. Combining a mix of contemporary musical influences with a rock edge and full and present vocals, SSU has a sound that is ever familiar but impactful on its own merits.
Album: Naming the Unidentified | Label: Glifixx Music Corp | Role: Producer, Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Falling | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Mixing, Engineer
Album: Celebrate Christmas | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Mixing, Engineer, Drums
Album: Transparent | Label: Reunion Records/ Sony | Role: Producer, Engineer
Album: Reaching | Label: Reunion Records | Role: Producer, Engineer
Album: Rock It Science | Label: Suburban Noise/ Universal | Role: Co-Producer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Hydro Phonic | Label: Dmaft/ Universal | Role: Co-Producer, Mixing Engineer
Album: The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper | Label: Rhino | Role: Drums
Album: Prince of Darkness | Label: MCA | Role: Drums
Album: Raise Your Fist and Yell | Label: MCA | Role: Drums
Album: Covenant31 | Label: Independent | Role: Producer, Engineer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Unmerited | Label: Word/ Waymaker | Role: Producer, Mixing Engineer, Drums, Backing Vocals
Album: Take Me With You | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer, Drums, Programming
Album: Sahara | Label: RCA | Role: Co-producer, Writer, Drums, Backing Vocals
Album: House of Lords | Label: RCA | Role: Drums, Backing vocals
Album: Abandoned to You | Label: VSR Music Group/ EMI CMG Distribution | Role: Producer, Engineer, Backing Vocals
Album: Re:Worship | Label: Wrinkle Free | Role: Producer, Mixing Engineer, Composer
Album: Under Museum Quality Glass | Label: BEC | Role: Producer, Engineer, Backing Vocals, Arranger
Fronted by acclaimed vocalist Dave Mustaine, the Megadeth story continues with non-stop touring by an inspired and revived troupe. With over 20 million sales worldwide, numerous Billboard hits, and a fan base of millions, they have received admiration and respect from fans, peers, and critics alike.
Album: The World Needs a Hero | Label: Sanctuary | Role: Digital Editing, Engineering
Album: Mosaico | Label: Independent | Role:Producer, Mixing Engineer, Drums
Album: Kendall Gaveck | Label: independent | Role: Producer, Engineer, Composer
Album: Summer in Paradise | Label: Brother/ EMI | Role: Drums
Having toured with such national acts as Barenaked ladies, Unwritten Law and Shawn Mullins, The Clintons are easily one of the most recognized bands in the Midwest. Hailing from Bozeman, Montana, the group has a special bond with their fans that few bands can match. Wth a greta live show and infectious pop songs you can count on The Clintons to keep you moving.
Album: Who Invited Roger | Label: Independent | Role: Producer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Seized by the Power of a Great Affection | Label: Audio X | Role: Producer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Still Know How to Groove | Label: Benson/ Diadem | Role: Producer, Engineer
Album: Soul Shock Remedy | Label: REX | Role: Producer, Lead Vocals, Drums, Composer
Album: Listen | Label: Invincible | Role: Drums
Album: When the Godhead Speaks | Label: Micah | Role: Producer, Mixing Engineer
Album: Fifth Angel | Label: Epic | Role: Co-producer, Drums, Backing Vocals
TRIK TURNER - SEAN GARDEN
"Ken is a great producer to work with. He always makes you feel comfortable and woking with him is effortless."
-Sean Garden - Trik Turner
"Ken has not only perfrected his craft but also helped many aspiring artists soar with the aid of his production skills."
RADIO - JOHNNY DURATT
"The entire song is full and big and in your face from open to close. This is a MUST to check out!"
-Johnny Duratt, PD, KJML (Re: Re:Zound)
"...filled with emotional depth and keen music sensibilities."