Brian Kahanek and his song, “Gemini” have been catapulted into the spotlight by the amazing success of the Guitar Hero II video game. “Gemini” is featured in the coveted unlock position and is now the inspiration of many aspiring guitarists, as evidenced by the numerous postings on Youtube and the countless discussions throughout social media networking channels.
For the new recordings, Kahanek has teamed up with the legendary Dave Concors to mix the new tracks. Concors’ mixing background includes Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Billy Idol’s Charmed Life and Whiplash Smile, The Clarke/Duke Project, and soundtracks for blockbuster movies such as The Breakfast Club, Top Gun and Scarface. Together, the two deliver a final product that is paralleled by nothing on the market today.
As Kahanek puts it: “this is the moment I have been waiting for all my life. With One True Thing I feel like I have grown into my skin and I can trust my instincts to take me where I want to go musically.” The new recording features 10 new songs that simply ooze guitar tones and lyrics demonstrating the wide breadth and skill set of Kahanek’s talents and maturity. The new recording combines elements of rock, blues and country into a collection that weaves in and out of styles that fans call reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. While not simply duplicating what has been done in the past, Kahanek is truly creating something fresh and new for the next generation.
About Brian Kahanek
Born in Ohio, raised in Texas and now a resident of California, Brian Kahanek is the real guitar hero. In addition to pursuits in a solo vein, Brian has recorded guitars and mixed for some of music’s top artists including Tim McGraw, Multi-platinum Latin Group RBD (Rebels), Virgin recording artist, Betzi, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros Pictures. Brian is also a sought-after recording engineer with film and video game credits that include Pixar’s Finding Nemo and The Incredibles and Peter Jackson’s King Kong. www.briankahanek.com