Artist Interview: Kenneth Sutton (SweetKenny)
Tell us about yourself and your music
Kenneth M. Sutton aka “SweetKenny” is an American Composer / Songwriter
from Michigan. I have over 420 songs written and composed and am adding more to my catalog all of the time. The music I write is for “Film / Television and Video Games”, although I still release “Rock & Metal music as it hits me. I have a presents on Google so if you do a search on me “SweetKenny” you will see I have a lot of music out there.
Talk to us more about your latest release
I just released an album titled ” Epic” in February of this year and am now releasing my second album on May 26th, 2017 titled “Music Composed For Film”. both albums are series of songs composed for Film / Games / Television and other media’s. you can find them and all of my music on all of the outlets on the net.
What inspired you to write this release?
Oh I get inspired by all kinds of things, I watch a lot of TV and movies and listen for the music cues, I think of new way’s I can write the score for that scene. I also get asked to write for cues in peoples projects. one time I was asked to score a guy’s short film, he wanted new music to his slasher film but didn’t have a copy of the film without music. so I was asked to score over his score. I came up with a “Killer / Slasher” score with a lot of heart pounding ambient music and piano in it. it all fit and he’s a happy guy.[/gravityforms]
Any plans to hit the road?
No plans to do the road as of right now, but I might.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I try to stay on top of the music, with today’s music and so many doing it, it’s hard to keep out front, I look for sites and others who are doing my style of music and network with them. sometimes you hit it, and sometimes you don’t.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Jerry Reed and Elvis Presley, it clears my head from all the composing I do. sometimes I’ll dream songs I’ve been working on and I fine listening to other types of music keeps me from a lot of that.
Tell us about your passions
What gets me out of bed is “God”, I couldn’t do any of this at all without The Lord on my side. I look forward to composing music everyday and I do do it everyday, it’s on my mind all of the time. even when I go out to the store I’m thinking of music, I write little notes to remind me of things or something that pops in my head, I have so many scraps of paper with stuff written on them it drives my wife crazy. what can I say!
What else is happening next in your world?
Oh man! I want to build a big studio and a sound design studio where other’s can build their dreams in film and games. and see it all come alive. a place where kids and young people who are just starting out can learn from all of us older ones.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Kenneth!