A Brief History Of KK

For the past 20 years, Kevin Kerrigan (aka "KK") has produced music for a prestigious & diverse range of clients – from collaborations with the world's top recording artists, composing for film and TV, and even co-creating a popular series of children's albums along the way!

KK began his professional career in the late 1990s, with Mercury Records (Universal) where he collaborated with Blur/ Smiths producer Steven Street. In time his pioneering sound caught the ear of the legendary Brian Eno (U2/Bowie), who branded him an “alchemist", they collaborated, notably co-producing the band James critically acclaimed album "Pleased To Meet You". Next the Icelandic singer Bjórk asked KK to collaborate with her in New York on a number of works including some of her most inventive and critically acclaimed work.

Kevin then spent a few years in the world of pop - working with many of the world's top chart acts such as: Dido, Britney Spears, Kylie, Sting, Craig David, Shaznay Lewis (All Saints), Will Young, KT Tunstall, Santana, Beautiful South, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), Mediaeval Baebes and Natalie Imbruglia, and producers such as Nellee Hooper (Gwen Stefani/U2), Melanie C, Nelly Furtado, Jon Kelly (Kate Bush), Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Rick Nowels (Madonna) and Cathy Dennis (Kylie/Britney) to name but a few.

With experience KK's skills became broader and more versatile, and he was soon composing soundtracks for independent films, releasing his own cinematic albums, and involving himself in an eclectic range of media productions – from musical directing circus shows (for the National Theatre and infamous London nightclub Shunt), even scoring horror game soundtrack “Raw Fear” (Re:Creation).

Kevin's experience with film scoring began in the early 2000s when veteran Hollywood composer, James Newton Howard, asked KK to craft moody music beds and atmospheric sound design for the blockbuster Michael Mann /Tom Cruise thriller “Collateral”(Paramount). Since, Kevin has composed several feature films including “The Thompsons” (US,2012), "Holy Ghost People" (US,2013), "A Beginners Guide To Snuff" (US,2016), "The Night Watchmen" (US,2017) and "Star Light" (US,2019)

In 2004, Kevin and Zero 7's Sophie Barker created “Lullaby” the first of “The Rainbow Collections” children's music series for Sony Music. Over time this has become a huge success, and is a standard favourite amongst kids and parents alike - with three more albums to date, “Toybox” , “Snowflake” & “Sing”)

Kevin has written extensively for TV – with clients including: Channel 4, BBC, Netflix, HBO, Discovery, UKTV, ITV, E4, Bravo, TLC, History, Lifetime, MTV, ABC, including some popular UK shows such as "Stage School" (E4), "Lookalikes" (Channel 4). His music has also been used in advertising, for brands such as: British Airways, B&Q, Land Rover, Chivas, Google, Jonnie Walker, Sputnik and dnbBank (Norway).

Kevin (with Sophie Barker) is co-founder of a children's charity - The RCCF - whose projects have included work with Great Ormond Street Hospital, and community projects in rural Kenya and with the Mayan people of Central America. These projects and world travel have influenced Kevin's music, particularly in films such as “I Heart Africa” (2009) & “The Music Lesson” (2009) for National Geographic. KK has also adventured to Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas - these enriching life experiences adding further colour and depth to the vibrant range of flavours and humanity which hallmark his original works.

In addition to soundtracks, productions and collaborations, Kevin has released several albums as a recording artist - "Chiaroscuro" (2019), "Solasta" (2017), "Empty World" (2011), "The Magic Lantern" (2009), and "Telescopes" (2007). Kevin is also passionate about mentorship and music education and has lectured about music and composition to the next generation of producers at institutions such as Point Blank Music School and Guildhall School Of Music

Years of proven experience running numerous, complex and broad-ranging projects (large and small) have left Kevin with a comprehensive skill set to draw upon - with high quality composition, music production, orchestration / arrangement, sound design, sound engineering, editing, programming, team management, and mixing all now key elements of his repertoire, with an incredible team too - KK's unique talent is backed up by a network of the very best musicians, creative collaborators, studios, and sound engineers in London.