Classical pianist Edward D. Kennaway trained at the Royal College of Music in London, gaining an ARCM Performer's Diploma. Credits include American Idol Rewind, Clinically Wild Alaska, Clean House Comes Clean, and other special TV and Film projects. A recent track was selected for the "Sit and be Fit" series on American TV, and he has arranged and edited commercial recordings for the Naxos and CPO labels. Edward’s influences include Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, and his stepfather, Benjamin Frankel, who was a leading British composer for Film and Concert Hall.
Attesting to Edward D. Kennaway's brilliance and mastery, in the prestigious 2008 UK Songwriting Contest, two of Edward's compositions were finalists: "Fandango in Five" in the Instrumental category, and "On The Road To Somewhere" in the Folk/Country category. Having put forth 19 songs, another 15 of Edward's tracks were semi-finalists, and the remaining four were Commended Entries. These were in categories as diverse as Instrumental, Pop, Adult Contemporary and Open.
According to the contest organisers: "If you are a finalist you can tell the media that you beat around 6,000 other entries to achieve that position. Semi-finalists should say that their song was among the top 15 percent of over 6,200 songs."
(JULY 2016) Lights, Camera, Action! E.D. Kennaway's "Superhero" wins our July Editor's Choice Award for its uplifting and exciting sense of patriotism and adventure! Popular for branding campaigns and feature films, Ed's orchestral cue offers up a sense of pride and appreciation for both the unsung Superheros in our lives AND on the big screen... A rousing Superman or Supergirl theme for orchestra. Stately, majestic and heroic music, for the Super Hero in your production! Action Adventure, patriotic themes, triumph and success. Excellent for corporate branding music or themesong, video, or documentary about heroes, heroic feats, or teamwork. Instrumental, Action, Theme Superhero
An orchestral track broadly in the style of the big movie westerns, like "The Big Country" and "The Magnificent Seven." Epic blockbuster cowboy adventure tale. Grand glorious uplifting and exciting. Elegant corporate branding, ad campaign, or motivational team work, can-do production. Instrumental, Action, Theme Spaghetti Western
Energetic track for orchestra, depicting city life or outdoor adventure. Stately, majestic and heroic music, for the Super Hero in your production! Action patriotic or political themes, triumph and success. Corporate branding music or themesong, video or documentary, going west. Big America! Instrumental, Action, Adventure Orchestral
An action adventure theme a la Alfred Newman's "Airport" or the John Williams themes for Irwin Allen's Sci-fi TV shows, such as Land of the Giants. Big bold action movie trailer. Dramatic powerful edgy tense, building, brave hero music, derring-do, Agent 007, stunt pilot, airplanes, racing, flying, Instrumental, Action, Adventure Orchestral