“Keneally is the leading progressive rock genius of the post-Zappa era.” – All Music Guide
Long acclaimed as one of the world’s most creative and intense guitar and keyboard players, Mike Keneally’s talents as a vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist are nearly unequaled in rock music.
Keneally played in Frank Zappa’s last touring band, performing as a vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist. He’s appeared on many Zappa albums, is currently a touring member of both the Joe Satriani band and Dethklok, and has also recorded or performed with Steve Vai, Chickenfoot, Robert Fripp, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Wayne Kramer, Kevin Gilbert, Solomon Burke, Bear McCreary, Henry Kaiser, Michael Manring, Mullmuzzler, The Persuasions and countless others.
Known for his innovative, unpredictable live shows, Keneally has played extensively in the United States and Europe, in contexts ranging from solo and duo concerts to performances with large-scale orchestras. His 52-minute orchestra-with-guitar suite The Universe Will Provide received its world premiere in 2003 by Keneally performing with Holland’s Metropole Orkest; the US premiere of Universe occurred at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2011.
Keneally’s most recent release Scambot 2, the continuation of his epic Scambot trilogy, has been hailed as his “masterpiece” by several journalists.
Time Out New York said, in reference to the Mike Keneally Band: “This band, with such a peculiar genius leading it, is a thing to savor.”
I’m still at the beginning of my journey with the Infinity Looper, but I’m knocked out by all the possibilities I’m already seeing with it. It’s incredibly musical and versatile, a beautiful addition to my arsenal, and I can’t wait to see where my future with it may lead.”