Local radio station, BBC Radio Solent invited Winchester based artist Kenny Deane of Kenny Deane Vinyl Art to talk about his unique and unusual art form on the Afternoon Show on Friday, 30th November 2018.
Hosted by Sony Radio Academy Award-winning broadcaster, radio presenter, and disc jockey Alex Dyke. In addition to playing sounds from the 60s to the 80s he also regularly goes out around the South meeting people that have a story or a passion to share, as well as visiting theatres, music venues and attractions.
Alex saw Kenny and his wife, Lesley exhibiting his quirky and brightly coloured framed art made with vintage 7” records in the Winchester art and design market. Taken in by the range of songs and musicians made into pictures Alex immediately thought they would be of interest to his listeners as gifts for music lovers.
On the show Alex, asked Kenny about his art, how he started the business, what vinyl does he use, how he gets his inspiration and that often asked question, “what comes first the song or the shape.”
In-between the interview Alex played the actual songs from the modelled vinyl art that Kenny had bought into the studio, including Queen’s, Radio Ga Ga and Whams, Wake me up Before You Go Go.
Kenny Deane said: “I’m overwhelmed within the popularity of my work but our biggest challenge is promoting it. People don’t know that this art form exists so are unlikely to search for it on the internet. I was therefore delighted to talk about it on Alex’s radio show. He did me proud and gave my product an incredible promotion throughout his show.”
After the show Alex invited Kenny to exhibit his work at his forthcoming Music festival on the isle of Wight – ‘Jack Up The Summer (Vol. 7)’ (formally known as ‘Jack Up The 80s!’)
All the vinyl art that Alex and Kenny talked about and more are available on www.kennydeane.com
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1st December 2018. Kenny Deane PR001/01/12/2018