The idiom, “The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” usually has negative connotations, but in the instance of writer/mixer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist and Juno award winner, Kane Churko, it’s quite the opposite. Kane, the son of writer/producer, Kevin Churko, is rapidly forging his own path in the music industry, though he would consider it a long journey, since he began at the age of 14.
In an interview with Messrs. Churko at the top of 2013, Kevin addresses the perception that Kane was handed the job as engineer at his father’s Las Vegas recording studio, The Hideout: “I didn’t hire him because he’s my son, I hired him because he’s the best man for the job.”
That aside, Kane has notched quite a few writing credits in his young career, including “Crucify” with Ozzy Osbourne, on Ozzy’s Scream album, three songs with Five Finger Death Punch, including “Remember Everything” – the biggest selling single on the American Capitalist album (Gold) and “M.I.N.E. End This Way” from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1 (Gold), and “Blood,” the title track to In This Moment’s 2012 release and the greatest selling single in Century Media’s history. He has also co-written and/or produced acts including Papa Roach, Skillet and Gemini Syndrome.
The youngest person ever to win a Juno for Engineering recently completed co-writing and producing Japan’s VAMPS new album (Universal).