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Mike Keneally

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Long acclaimed as one of the world's most creative and intense guitar players, Mike Keneally's talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequalled in rock music. Keneally has released nine albums of his original music since 1992, and has built a body of work of remarkable inventiveness and originality. Keneally played in Frank Zappa's last touring band, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He's appeared on many Zappa albums, and has also recorded or performed with Robert Fripp, Wayne Kramer, Sting, Kevin Gilbert, Steve Vai, The Loud Family, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Andy Prieboy, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and many others.Known for his innovative, unpredictable live shows, Keneally plays extensively in the United States and Europe. Matt Resnicoff wrote in Time Out New York: "This band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor." With the premiere of Keneally's 45-minute composition for orchestra and electric guitar (The Universe Will Provide, performed by the Metropole Orchestra with Keneally as soloist) at the Holland Festival in June 2003, his stylistic reach has extended even further. Mike's 2002 European summer tour included a triumphant show at Holland's prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival by the four-piece Mike Keneally Band, featuring Bryan Beller on bass, Rick Musallam on guitar/vocals and Nick D'Virgilio on drums/vocals. This band is currently near completion of a new studio album of Keneally compositions.In addition to performances with his band, Mike is also in great demand as a touring clinician for Taylor Guitars, one of the world's most prestigious makers of high-end acoustic guitars. Mike's appearances on behalf of Taylor are personable, intimate and humorous, adding yet another facet to his stellar reputation as a live performer.Keneally's extensive, pioneering website, keneally.com, has served as the center of an ever-growing of Keneally fans around the world.source/bron: www.keneally.com