All At Sea - 2010
with Ross Ryan
Boyup Brook WA Sept 2009
with Jo Kelly Stephenson
Yeppoon Qld Sept 2008
Ken Stephenson is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, recording engineer and software developer from Melbourne, Australia.
Amongst numerous recent recording projects, Ken co-produced an award winning album with his daughter JO KELLY STEPHENSON. 'I See Flowers, You See Cars' won Alt-Country - Album of the Year in the USA for the popular vote and Album Finalist - Judges Vote in the 7th Independent Music Awards (IMA). Ken and Jo Kelly have continued to work together producing award winning songs both nationally and internationally. The latest being 2009 second place win in the 16th Annual Billboard Song Contest for an R&B Blues track.
Ken is currently playing live dates with ROSS RYAN and DIANA WOLFE.
a bit of history...
Ken started out playing guitar, keyboards and writing in bands on Sydney's Northern Beaches in the 1970s. After periods in Queensland with 'Kuta' and 'Banshee', and another Sydney stint with 'Winter' (now 'active' as MEN WITH DAY JOBS), he arrived in Melbourne in 1979, working for a couple of years as recording engineer at 'Crystal Clear Studio', and playing in bands such as 'The Name', 'Exploding Cats' and 'Moose Malone'. The mid 80s saw a change of direction with the decision to stop playing live gigs and concentrate on writing and setting up a project recording studio. With a growing interest in electronics and the purchase of a Commodore 64 computer in 1984, Ken found that a career as a software developer beckoned, which continues to the present. Meanwhile the studio quietly ticks along producing 1 or 2 albums per year, with the focus on recording original material from Ken and other local songwriters.