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."
An ominous, suspenseful track, well suited to scenes of mounting tension or terror. Approaching, building, threatening menace. Run or you'll be swept up in a major crime. Hard hitting musical jabs, 1930s 1940s Al Capone chase, Hitchcock, Rear View Mirror, Vertigo, Hollywood caper. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Edgy Music
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 Music, Action Adventure Orchestral
An orchestral arrangement of the much loved Christmas Carol. Elegant uplifting reverent spiritual rendition, perfect for church services or other religious events. Magical, snow falling, dark winter's night celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Here's to good health and happiness in life, Instrumental, Christmas Music, Christmas Orchestral
A scary track ideal for mounting terror or suspense and anything likely to make you run for cover, incorporating the use of wind machine, waterphone and other interesting effects. Campy over the top 1940s 1950s Bela Lugosi, mad scientist, slasher film, midnight storm, terrorizing monsters, ghosts, Instrumental, Horror Music, Horror Edgy Music