The AK Project
The AK Project is an alternative progressive, art, ambient rock band that explores various musical influences which come together in a unique blend of styles and genres. Rather than being locked into only one form of music, The AK Project sets out to combine all these elements into one form.
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The Stepney British-born, now living in Canada, multi-instrumentalist saw his life change before his eyes, and his path laid out before him by watching the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes and other giants perform musical magic on the BBC. AK was also deeply moved and affected by world, classical, blues and jazz music and in particular, Spanish guitar music and rhythm, specifically Flamenco. Artists like Paco Peña, Diego Del Gastor and Paco De Lucia had a deep impact that still have that same impact to this day. AK at the time barely old enough to hold a guitar, this epiphany of progressive music and all in-between was enough to chart a clear musical course for AK through his youth and adult life. Indeed, it was the seed for what would follow.
Since the early 80's AK has performed, recorded and toured professionally with a number of bands. He has also honed his craft as a musician and developed an innate talent and understanding of numerous genres of music including progressive rock, metal, classical, jazz, blues and world music. His command of instruments such as guitar, bass and keyboards is second to none. His diversity as a musician sets him apart and has made him a compelling artist.
The AK Project shows has grown significantly with help from companies like 'XYZ RGB' (a 3D company who have worked on films like, The Lord Of The Rings, Batman Begins, King Kong and more), and NOC Visuals for the live element of The AK project. An immense amount of time and effort is spent on the visual element of these shows to produce a spectacular performance and a truly magnificent experience.
His first solo album with The AK Project, Outside The Cage, has enjoyed both critical and commercial success and songs have been a featured on influential music sites like garageband.com
The AK Project's 2nd CD, 'A Thunderous Exchange Of Silence' which was released on March 6th, 2014 explores darker themes and concepts with heavier musical elements.
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