Following his ‘Coast to Country Tour’ in 2014 and his ‘Yes You Can’ tour through the top end of Australia in 2015, Kenny Slide released his EP ‘Roll Out’, which brings a Gold Coast summer inspired sound through a collaboration of acoustic roots, surf rock and blues.
Kenny’s new album is currently in production, taking inspiration from major blues and roots players such as Xavier Rudd and John Butler, Kenny surprises with his lap-steel, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, stomp box and tambourine tunes. With a mix of covers and originals in his play list, Kenny’s raw energy and token lap-steel slide guitar is sure to razz up any crowd.
Hailing from the Gold Coast, a cultural city that embraces live music and the arts, Kenny took major influence from his first guitar teacher David Watson, to create and bring alive the unique sounds.
Kenny formed his first band, Right Lane in 1999 and stepped up to the stage in his guitarist and lead vocalist shoes. Together they played alternative rock and covers, with their explosive originals thrown in the mix. Kenny also credits his bass jamming days with local band Novacane as a career highlight, a time which inspired him to write lyrics to share his own life’s journeys and experiences through song.
After a series of life changing events resulted in six months of speech rehabilitation, Kenny doubted his ongoing musical career and took to the ocean for release and inspiration. Determination, passion and drive saw Kenny step up a gear, move forward with driving force and beat all odds. His career’s since skyrocketed and Kenny’s now called upon to support many local and international bands across the country, including Yothu Yindi’s band and The Herbs. Currently writing new originals, gearing up for more tours, albums and preparing for live shows, Kenny looks forward to seeing you at major music festivals around the globe.