Kevin Shirley

Name Kevin Shirley
Birth date 29 June 1960
Country South-Africa
City Johannesburg

Kevin Shirley (a.k.a The Caveman) is a music producer and mixer for many artists, such as the bands Journey, Iron Maiden, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Marya Roxx, Dream Theater, Tyler Bryant, and Mr. Big.

Shirley spent his early years producing and engineering records for South African artists including Robin Auld, Juluka, Jonathan Butler, Lesley Rae Dowling, Steve Louw and Sweatband as well as performing and recording with his own band the Council, whose singer was Brian Davidson.

He moved to Australia in 1987 where he continued working with Australian artists, such as The Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Cold Chisel, Girl Monstar, Tina Arena, The Screaming Jets, Baby Animals. After producing Silverchair's debut album Frogstomp, he moved to the U.S.A.

In the US, he produced work for Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Journey, The Black Crowes and then for international hard rockers like Iron Maiden, HIM, Slayer. He also worked on the retrospective Led Zeppelin DVD. He has produced several albums for American blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, the latest being Dust Bowl.

Source: Wikipedia

Produced albums

  • Aerosmith : Nine Lives
  • Aerosmith : O, Yeah ! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
  • Black Star Riders : All Hell Breaks Loose
  • Dream Theater : Falling into Infinity
  • Dream Theater : Greatest Hit (... and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)
  • Dream Theater : Hollow Years
  • Dream Theater : Live Scenes from New York
  • Dream Theater : Metropolis 2000 : Scenes from New York
  • Dream Theater : Once in a Livetime
  • Europe : Bag of Bones
  • HIM : And Love Said No : the Greatest Hits'97-'04
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : A Matter of Life and Death (Promos)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Dance of Death (Promo)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Death on the Road
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Death on the Road (DVD)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Edward the Great
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : El Dorado
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Empire of the Clouds
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : No More Lies - Dance of Death Souvenir
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : No More Lies (promo UK)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Out of the Silent Planet
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Rainmaker
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Rock in Rio
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Promo)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Wicker Man
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Wicker Man (promos)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Wildest Dreams
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Wrathchild '99
  • Joe Satriani : The Electric Joe Satriani - An Anthology
  • Journey : 2001
  • Journey : Arrival
  • Journey : Eclipse
  • Journey : Greatest Hits Live
  • Journey : Revelation
  • Journey : The Journey Continues ...
  • Journey : Trial by Fire
  • Paul Gilbert : I Can Destroy
  • Steve Harris' British Lion : British Lion
  • The Black Crowes : Greatest Hits 1990-1999