Kevin Shirley
Also known as The Caveman
Born 29 June 1960
South Africa
Years active 1970s–present
Website Cavemanproductions.com

Kevin Shirley (a.k.a. The Caveman) is a music producer and mixer for many artists,[1] such as the bands Journey, Iron Maiden, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Marya Roxx, Dream Theater, HIM, Tyler Bryant,[2] Mr. Big,[3] and Europe.[4]

Biography

Born on 29 June 1960 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 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, Black Country Communion, Journey, The Black Crowes, Iron Maiden, Rush and 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 Driving Towards the Daylight. Shirley produced the Mr. Big album What If....[5]

Selected discography

Year Album details Role Source
1990 Winston Mankunku NgoziCrossroads
  • Label: Pro-Arte Records
Production, engineering, mixing [6][7]
The Black CrowesShake Your Money Maker Mixing [8]
Lime SpidersBeethoven's Fist Engineering, production [9]
1991 Peter WellsEverything You Like Tries to Kill You Production, engineering mixing [6][10]
1992 Baby AnimalsBaby Animals
  • Release date: February 1992
  • Label: Imago
Engineering [11]
The Black Crowes — The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
  • Release date: 12 May 1992
  • Label: Def American
Mixing [12]
1993 Billy SquierTell the Truth
  • Release date: 27 April 1993
  • Label: Capitol
Engineering, mixing [13]
RushCounterparts Engineering [14]
1994 Olivia Newton-JohnGaia: One Woman's Journey Mixing [15]
Material IssueFreak City Soundtrack
  • Release date: 8 March 1994
  • Label: Mercury
Engineering, mixing [6][16]
1995 SilverchairFrogstomp
  • Release date: 27 March 1995
  • Label: Murmur
Production, engineering, mixing [17]
AmmoniaMint 400
  • Release date: 16 October 1995
  • Label: Murmur/Epic
Production, engineering, mixing [6][18]
1996 Hoodoo GurusBlue Cave Mixing [19]
DivinylsUnderworld
  • Release date: 11 November 1996
  • Label: BMG
Engineering, mixing [6][20]
JourneyTrial by Fire
  • Release date: 22 November 1996
  • Label: Columbia
Production, engineering, mixing [21]
1997 AerosmithNine Lives
  • Release date: 18 March 1997
  • Label: Columbia
Production, engineering, mixing [22]
Dream TheaterFalling into Infinity
  • Release date: 23 September 1997
  • Label: EastWest
Production, engineering, mixing [23]
JackylCut the Crap
  • Release date: 14 October 1997
  • Label: Epic
Mixing [24]
1998 The AngelsSkin & Bone Mixing [25]
Liquid Tension ExperimentLiquid Tension Experiment Mixing [26]
Journey — Greatest Hits Live
  • Release date: 24 March 1998
  • Label: Columbia
Production, mixing [27]
Rocket from the CryptRFTC Production, engineering, mixing [28]
Cold ChiselThe Last Wave of Summer
  • Release date: 25 August 1998
  • Label: Mushroom
Mixing [29]
Dream Theater — Once in a LIVEtime
  • Release date: 27 October 1998
  • Label: EastWest
Production, engineering, mixing [6][30]
1999 The Black Crowes — By Your Side
  • Release date: 12 January 1999
  • Label: Columbia
Production, engineering, mixing [31]
Silverchair — Neon Ballroom
  • Release date: 8 March 1999
  • Label: Sony/Murmur
Mixing [32]
Buck-O-NineLibido
  • Release date: 16 March 1999
  • Label: TVT
Mixing [33]
Amanda MarshallTuesday's Child
  • Release date: 22 June 1999
  • Label: Sony/Epic
Production, engineering, mixing [6][34]
doubleDrive1000 Yard Stare
  • Release date: 17 August 1999
  • Label: MCA
Mixing [35]
Our Lady PeaceHappiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch
  • Release date: 21 September 1999
  • Label: Columbia
Mixing [36]
Billionaire — Ascension
  • Release date: 19 October 1999
  • Label: Slash
Mixing [37]
Little StevenBorn Again Savage
  • Release date: 30 November 1999
  • Label: Pachyderm
Mixing [38]
2000 Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes — Live at the Greek
  • Release date: 29 February 2000
  • Label: TVT
Production, engineering, mixing [6][39]
The UnbandRetarder
  • Release date: 7 March 2000
  • Label: TVT
Mixing [40]
Joe SatrianiEngines of Creation
  • Release date: 14 March 2000
  • Label: Epic
Production, engineering, mixing [6][41]
Iron MaidenBrave New World
  • Release date: 29 May 2000
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [42]
Tidewater Grain — Here on the Outside
  • Release date: 12 September 2000
  • Label: RuffNation
Production, engineering, mixing [6][43]
2001 Journey — Arrival
  • Release date: 3 April 2001
  • Label: Columbia
Production, engineering, mixing [44]
BodyjarHow It Works
  • Release date: 10 July 2001
  • Label: Capitol
Mixing [45]
HIMDeep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
  • Release date: 27 August 2001
  • Label: BMG
Production, engineering, mixing [6][46]
Dream Theater — Live Scenes from New York
  • Release date: 11 September 2001
  • Label: Elektra
Production, engineering, mixing [6][47]
SoilScars
  • Release date: 11 September 2001
  • Label: J
Mixing [48]
2002 SilvertideAmerican Excess (EP)
  • Label: J
Production, engineering, mixing [6][49]
Dream Theater — Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
  • Release date: 29 January 2002
  • Label: Elektra
Mixing [50]
Iron Maiden — Rock in Rio
  • Release date: 25 March 2002
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [51]
NeuroticaNeurotica Mixing [52]
LordiGet Heavy Mixing [53]
2003 SpanMass Distraction Mixing [54]
Led ZeppelinHow the West Was Won
  • Release date: 27 May 2003
  • Label: Atlantic
Engineering, mixing [55]
Iron Maiden — Dance of Death
  • Release date: 2 September 2003
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [6][56]
Josh RitterHello Starling
  • Release date: 9 September 2003
  • Label: V2
Mixing [57]
Dream Theater — Train of Thought
  • Release date: 11 November 2003
  • Label: Elektra
Mixing [58]
2004 Silvertide — Show and Tell
  • Release date: 8 June 2004
  • Label: J
Production, engineering, mixing [6][59]
Hurricane PartyGet This (EP)
  • Release date: 10 August 2004
  • Label: Sanctuary
Mixing [60]
New York DollsThe Return of the New York Dolls: Live from Royal Festival Hall, 2004
  • Release date: 28 September 2004
  • Label: Attack
Remixing [61]
Dream Theater — Live at Budokan
  • Release date: 5 October 2004
  • Label: Atlantic
Mixing [62]
2005 Josh Ritter — 4 Songs Live (EP)
  • Release date: 22 February 2005
  • Label: V2
Mixing [63]
Oz Noy — Ha!
  • Release date: 26 April 2005
  • Label: Magna Carta
Mixing [64]
SupagroupRules
  • Release date: 31 May 2005
  • Label: Foodchain
Production, engineering, mixing [6][65]
After the FallAlways Forever Now Mixing [66]
Iron Maiden — Death on the Road
  • Release date: 30 August 2005
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [67]
2006 Soulphood — Liquid Dynamite
  • Release date: 17 January 2006
  • Label: Rock Lord
Mixing [68]
Oliver BlackLive in Texas (EP)
  • Release date: 21 March 2006
  • Label: TVT
Production, engineering, mixing [6][69]
Joe BonamassaYou & Me
  • Release date: 6 June 2006
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing [6][70]
Black Stone CherryBlack Stone Cherry Mixing [71]
Iron Maiden — A Matter of Life and Death
  • Release date: 28 August 2006
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [72]
2007 KittieFuneral for Yesterday Mixing [73]
The Mooney SuzukiHave Mercy
  • Release date: 19 June 2007
  • Label: Elixia
Mixing [74]
Joe Bonamassa — Sloe Gin
  • Release date: 21 August 2007
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing [6][75]
Oz Noy — Fuzzy
  • Release date: 11 September 2007
  • Label: Magna Carta
Mixing [76]
Supagroup — Fire for Hire
  • Release date: 25 September 2007
  • Label: Foodchain
Production, engineering, mixing [6][77]
2008 Jordan ZevonInsides Out
  • Release date: 15 April 2008
  • Label: New West
Engineering, mixing [6][78]
Journey — Revelation
  • Release date: 3 June 2008
  • Label: Nomota/Frontiers
Production, engineering, mixing [6][79]
Lauren HarrisCalm Before the Storm
  • Release date: 10 June 2008
  • Label: Demolition
Mixing [80]
Joe Bonamassa — Live from Nowhere in Particular
  • Release date: 19 August 2008
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing [6][81]
Dream Theater — Chaos in Motion 2007–2008
  • Release date: 22 October 2008
  • Label: Roadrunner
Mixing [82]
2009 Joe Bonamassa — The Ballad of John Henry
  • Release date: 24 February 2009
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing [6][83]
Iron Maiden — Flight 666 – The Original Soundtrack
  • Release date: 22 May 2009
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [84]
Joe Bonamassa — Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  • Release date: 22 September 2009
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing [6][85]
Hollywood UndeadDesperate Measures
  • Release date: 10 November 2009
  • Label: A&M/Octone
Mixing [86]
2010 Joe Bonamassa — Black Rock
  • Release date: 23 March 2010
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, photography [6][87]
Iron Maiden — The Final Frontier
  • Release date: 13 August 2010
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [6][88]
Black Country CommunionBlack Country
  • Release date: 20 September 2010
  • Label: Mascot/J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, lyricist, composer [6][89]
Mr. BigWhat If...
  • Release date: 15 December 2010
  • Label: Frontiers/Victor
Production, engineering, mixing [6][90]
2011 Joe Bonamassa — Dust Bowl
  • Release date: 22 March 2011
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, composer, photography [6][91]
Journey — Eclipse
  • Release date: 23 May 2011
  • Label: Nomota/Frontiers
Production, engineering, mixing [6][92]
Black Country Communion — 2
  • Release date: 13 June 2011
  • Label: Mascot/J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, composer, liner notes [6][93]
John HiattDirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
  • Release date: 2 August 2011
  • Label: New West
Production, engineering, mixing [6][94]
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa — Don't Explain
  • Release date: 27 September 2011
  • Label: J&R Adventures/Mascot
Production, engineering, mixing [6][95]
2012 Black Country Communion — Live Over Europe
  • Release date: 27 February 2012
  • Label: Mascot/J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, composer, liner notes [6][96]
Iron Maiden — En Vivo!
  • Release date: 23 March 2012
  • Label: EMI
Production, engineering, mixing [6][97]
Joe Bonamassa — Driving Towards the Daylight
  • Release date: 22 May 2012
  • Label: J&R Adventures/Provogue
Production, engineering, mixing, guitar, tambourine, toy piano, cowbell, percussion [6][98]
Robert Cray BandNothin But Love
  • Release date: 27 August 2012
  • Label: Provogue
Production, engineering, mixing [6][99]
Joe Bonamassa — Beacon Theatre: Live from New York
  • Release date: 24 September 2012
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, composer, photography [6][100]
Steve HarrisBritish Lion
  • Release date: 24 September 2012
  • Label: EMI
Mixing [101]
John Hiatt — Mystic Pinball
  • Release date: 25 September 2012
  • Label: New West
Production, engineering, mixing [102]
Beth Hart — Bang Bang Boom Boom
  • Release date: 16 October 2012
  • Label: Provogue/Mascot
Production, engineering, mixing [6][103]
Black Country Communion — Afterglow
  • Release date: 29 October 2012
  • Label: Mascot/J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, composer [6][104]
2013 Joe Bonamassa — An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House
  • Release date: 25 March 2013
  • Label: J&R Adventures
Production, engineering, mixing, composer [6][105]
Iron Maiden — Maiden England '88
  • Release date: 25 March 2013
  • Label: EMI
Mixing [106]
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa — Seesaw
  • Release date: 20 May 2013
  • Label: J&R Adventures/Mascot
Production, engineering, mixing [107]
Black Star RidersAll Hell Breaks Loose Production, engineering, mixing, percussion [6][108]

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) Shirley, Kevin entry. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Tyler Bryant | Fender News & Tech Talk | Fender Guitar". Fender.com. 2009-10-14. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  3. ^ Allmusic
  4. ^ "Europetheband blog: EUROPE AND PRODUCER KEVIN SHIRLEY JULY 2011". Europethebandblog.blogspot.com. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  5. ^ "MR. BIG Begins Recording New Album". BlabberMouth. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq "CAVEMAN Discography". cavemanproductions.com. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Crossroads - Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi - Credits".  
  8. ^ "Shake Your Money Maker - The Black Crowes - Credits".  
  9. ^ "Beethoven's Fist - Lime Spiders - Credits".  
  10. ^ "Everything You Like Tries to Kill You - Peter Wells - Credits".  
  11. ^ "Baby Animals - Baby Animals - Credits".  
  12. ^ "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion - The Black Crowes - Credits".  
  13. ^ "Tell the Truth - Billy Squier - Credits".  
  14. ^ "Counterparts - Rush - Credits".  
  15. ^ "Gaia - Olivia Newton-John - Credits".  
  16. ^ "Freak City Soundtrack - Material Issue - Credits".  
  17. ^ "Frogstomp - Silverchair - Credits".  
  18. ^ "Mint 400 - Ammonia - Credits".  
  19. ^ "In Blue Cave - Hoodoo Gurus - Credits".  
  20. ^ "Underworld - The Divinyls - Credits".  
  21. ^ "Trial by Fire - Journey - Credits".  
  22. ^ "Nine Lives - Aerosmith - Credits".  
  23. ^ "Falling into Infinity - Dream Theater - Credits".  
  24. ^ "Cut the Crap - Jackyl - Credits".  
  25. ^ "Skin & Bone - The Angels - Credits".  
  26. ^ "Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment - Credits".  
  27. ^ "Greatest Hits Live - Journey - Credits".  
  28. ^ "RFTC - Rocket from the Crypt - Credits".  
  29. ^ "The Last Wave of Summer - Cold Chisel - Credits".  
  30. ^ "Once in a LIVEtime - Dream Theater - Credits".  
  31. ^ "By Your Side - The Black Crowes - Credits".  
  32. ^ "Neon Ballroom - Silverchair - Credits".  
  33. ^ "Libido - Buck-O-Nine - Credits".  
  34. ^ "Tuesday's Child - Amanda Marshall - Credits".  
  35. ^ "1000 Yard Stare - Doubledrive - Credits".  
  36. ^ "Happiness Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch - Our Lady Peace - Credits".  
  37. ^ "Ascension - Billionaire - Credits".  
  38. ^ "Born Again Savage - Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul - Credits".  
  39. ^ "Live at the Greek - The Black Crowes, Jimmy Page & the Black Crowes, Jimmy Page - Credits".  
  40. ^ "Retarder - Unband - Credits".  
  41. ^ "Engines of Creation - Joe Satriani - Credits".  
  42. ^ "Brave New World - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  43. ^ "Here on the Outside - Tidewater Grain - Credits".  
  44. ^ "Arrival - Journey - Credits".  
  45. ^ "How It Works - Bodyjar - Credits".  
  46. ^ "Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights - H.I.M. - Credits".  
  47. ^ "Live Metropolis, Pt. 2 - Dream Theater - Credits".  
  48. ^ "Scars - Soil - Credits".  
  49. ^ "American Excess - Silvertide - Credits".  
  50. ^ "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater - Credits".  
  51. ^ "Rock in Rio - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  52. ^ "Neurotica - Neurotica - Credits".  
  53. ^ "Get Heavy - Lordi - Credits".  
  54. ^ "Mass Distraction - Span - Credits".  
  55. ^ "How the West Was Won - Led Zeppelin - Credits".  
  56. ^ "Dance of Death - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  57. ^ "Hello Starling [Bonus Disc] - Josh Ritter - Release Credits".  
  58. ^ "Train of Thought - Dream Theater - Credits".  
  59. ^ "Show & Tell - Silvertide - Credits".  
  60. ^ "Get This [EP] - Hurricane Party - Credits".  
  61. ^ "The Return of the New York Dolls: Live from Royal Festival Hall, 2004 - New York Dolls - Credits".  
  62. ^ "Live at Budokan - Dream Theater - Credits".  
  63. ^ "Four Songs Live - Josh Ritter - Credits".  
  64. ^ "Ha! - Oz Noy - Credits".  
  65. ^ "Rules - Supagroup - Credits".  
  66. ^ "Always Forever Now - After the Fall - Credits".  
  67. ^ "Death on the Road - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  68. ^ "Liquid Dynamite - Soulphood - Credits".  
  69. ^ "Live in Texas [EP] - Oliver Black - Credits".  
  70. ^ "You & Me - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  71. ^ "Black Stone Cherry - Black Stone Cherry - Credits".  
  72. ^ "A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  73. ^ "Funeral for Yesterday - Kittie - Credits".  
  74. ^ "Have Mercy - The Mooney Suzuki - Credits".  
  75. ^ "Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  76. ^ "Fuzzy - Oz Noy - Credits".  
  77. ^ "Fire for Hire - Supagroup - Credits".  
  78. ^ "Insides Out - Jordan Zevon - Credits".  
  79. ^ "Revelation - Journey - Credits".  
  80. ^ "Calm Before the Storm [Bonus Tracks] - Lauren Harris - Release Credits".  
  81. ^ "Live from Nowhere in Particular - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  82. ^ "Chaos in Motion: 2007-2008 - Dream Theater - Release Credits".  
  83. ^ "The Ballad of John Henry - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  84. ^ "Flight 666 - Iron Maiden - Release Credits".  
  85. ^ "Live from the Royal Albert Hall - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  86. ^ "Desperate Measures - Hollywood Undead - Credits".  
  87. ^ "Black Rock - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  88. ^ "The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  89. ^ "Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion - Credits".  
  90. ^ "What If... - Mr. Big - Credits".  
  91. ^ "Dust Bowl - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  92. ^ "Eclipse - Journey - Credits".  
  93. ^ "2 - Black Country Communion - Credits".  
  94. ^ "Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns - John Hiatt - Credits".  
  95. ^ "Don't Explain - Joe Bonamassa,Beth Hart - Credits".  
  96. ^ "Live Over Europe - Black Country Communion - Credits".  
  97. ^ "En Vivo! - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  98. ^ "Driving Towards the Daylight - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  99. ^ "Nothin But Love - Robert Cray,Robert Cray Band - Credits".  
  100. ^ "Beacon Theatre: Live from New York - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  101. ^ "British Lion - Steve Harris - Release Credits".  
  102. ^ "Mystic Pinball - John Hiatt - Credits".  
  103. ^ "Bang Bang Boom Boom - Beth Hart - Credits".  
  104. ^ "Afterglow - Black Country Communion - Credits".  
  105. ^ "An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House - Joe Bonamassa - Credits".  
  106. ^ "Maiden England '88 - Iron Maiden - Credits".  
  107. ^ "Seesaw - Joe Bonamassa,Beth Hart - Credits".  
  108. ^ "All Hell Breaks Loose - Black Star Riders - Credits".  
  109. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue.  

External links

  • Caveman Productions
  • Video Interview
  • Rock Art Inc