Eight-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer Kevin Killen has spent the last four decades compiling an impressive list of credentials featuring the premier pop artists in the music industry: David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, U2, Shakira, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, Kate Bush, Jewel, Sugarland, Brandon Flowers (The Killers), and Juanita Stein (Howling Bells) to name but a few.
At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Kevin was awarded a Grammy for co-producing and mixing Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble’s Sing Me Home for Best World Music Album. In addition, he was awarded the coveted Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for David Bowie’s final studio album – Blackstar and a third Grammy as Blackstar took honors for Best Alternative Music Album.
Kevin received an MPG Award in London for recording engineer as Blackstar was named UK Album of the Year 2017.
These latest awards add to the five previous Grammys Kevin received for his engineering work on Shakira’s Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 double album release.
Kevin continues to pursue new boundaries for himself as he completed mixing the all-star album called Song Of Lahore by The Sachel Ensemble featuring Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Sean Lennon, Wynton Marsalis, Madeleine Peyroux, Nels Cline and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and his first Original Broadway Cast album: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 starring Josh Groban. He also recorded and mixed David Bowie’s musical, Lazarus, and recorded the British punk rock group The Damned’s, Evil Spirits, produced by Tony Visconti.
Kevin most recently engineered and mixed Kieran Goss and Annie Kinsella’s debut duo album, Oh, The Starlings. and is currently in the studio mixing a live release for Graham Nash.
*Mixed Suzanne Vega’s An Evening of New York Songs and Stories.
*Won 3 Grammys at the 2017 Grammys for Best Engineer of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album and Best World Music Album.
*Won 4 Grammys for Shakira’s 11x Platinum Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1.
* Recorded and mixed David Bowie’s Lazarus (the Original Broadway Cast Album).
* Recorded and mixed Johnny Reid’s Juno-winning Best Country Album entitled Fire It Up.
* Mixed and recorded Peter Gabriel’s landmark release, SO, featuring the groundbreaking singles “Sledgehammer,” “Don’t Give Up,” “Big Time,” and “Red Rain”. 5x Platinum in the United States and 3x Platinum in the UK.
During MixCon in Brooklyn in December 2015, Kevin spoke about his process in the studio and his long history in the industry. Check out his presentation below:
Rolling Stone – August 2020
Vents Magazine -June 2020
Too Much Love Magazine -March 2019
Celeb Mix -February 2019
RTÉ -February 2017
Recording Studio Rockstars Podcast -April 2017
Take Two Review -April 2016
Sound on Sound Magazine -August 2014
Guitar World -March 2014
USA Today -January 2014
ProSoundWeb -Jan 2014