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, has created his own path as a writer/producer with a career in the music industry that began at the age of 14.
After learning the ins and outs of the studio through his dad, Kane began collaborating with other artists that led to co-writing “Crucify” with Ozzy Osbourne for the Scream album, three songs with Five Finger Death Punch, including “Remember Everything” – the biggest selling single on American Capitalist (Gold) – and “M.I.N.E. End This Way” from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1 (Gold). Churko also co-wrote “Blood,” the title track to In This Moment’s 2012 release and the greatest selling single in Century Media’s history.
After co-writing and/or producing other acts, such as Papa Roach and Skillet, Churko nailed his first number one album in Japan in 2017 as a co-writer and producer on One OK Rock’s Ambitions album, that has sold at least 500,000 in Japan (double platinum).
The youngest person ever to win a Juno for Engineering, Kane has various upcoming projects, including Memphis May Fire (Rise), Halestorm and country artist, Cory Marquardt.