FIVE #1 BILLBOARD HITS!
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#1 Classical Album
#1 Classical Crossover Album
#1 Single "Conflicted" - Hard Rock DIgital Sales
#1 Single "Sinners & Saints - Hard Rock Digital Sales
#1 Single "Forgive Me" -Hard Rock Digital Sales
#2 HeatSeekers Album #4 Rock Digital Sales - "Sinners & Saints"
#6 Rock Digital Sales - "Forgive Me"
#9 Rock Digital Sales - "Sinners & Saints"
#12 Hard Rock Albums
#13 Top Current Sales Album
#14 Top Album Sales
#15 Hot Hard Rock Songs - "Sinners & Saints"
#18 Hot Hard Rock Songs - "Conflicted"
#19 Hot Hard Rock Songs - "Forgive me"
#47 Top Rock Album
#50 Top Independent Album
About Kitt Wakeley
With a fearless, unapologetic approach to music, chart-topping, Oklahoma City-based songwriter/composer/arranger/producer Kitt Wakeley creates an electrifying musical amalgamation of orchestral, rock, and EDM elements.
On Sept. 28, 2022, Wakeley released An Adoption Story, his new orchestral album that explores his time in the foster care system and as an adoptive parent of three siblings. Just two months after its release, the album received a GRAMMY Award® nomination for “Best Classical Compendium.” Nominated for the Award along with Wakeley is Starr Parodi and Jeff Fair.
An Adoption Story features the London Symphony Orchestra recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios, plus stellar
An epic multimedia visual and audio experience with an all-star band and massive symphonic production, selling out legendary venues like Carnegie Hall. During the shows, Kitt weaves in powerful stories behind the music and shares incredibly moving experiences. This concert experience has been described by attendees as moving, powerful, and even life changing as people experience so many powerful emotions during the journey of the show.
Kitt’s 2018 release “Midnight in Macedonia” was recorded in Skopje, Macedonia with the Macedonian Orchestra and Choir. The album garnered numerous awards, his first million streams, and served as the impetus to his popular live shows.
A largely self-taught musician, Kitt started on horns in his young teens, but transitioned to keyboards and synthesizers. At 16, he had his first song on the major market radio stations in his home state of Oklahoma. This was the seed to many years of writing, recording, and touring. Although, he recorded several projects, he didn’t record his first solo album until “Cinematic Chaos” which was released in 2014. This is where began working with various orchestras and choirs in the US and eastern Europe.
Kitt is also a multi-genre producer and works with a wide range of other artists.
5 Time #1 Billboard CHarting Artist
JMAs - Best Group Ensemble - October 2022
Indie Music Hall of Fame - September 2021
Hollywood Music in Media awards
Instrumental Album of the Year 2021
song of the Year 2019
Global Music Awards - Best Instrumental Album 2019
Indie Channel Music Awards - 2019
Best Album of The Year 2019
PRoducer of the Year 2019
SOngwriter of the Year 2019
Best Instrumental Album 2019
Artist of the year 2019
New Artist of the Year 2019
Josie Music Awards
Best COncert production 2021
Album of the Year 2021
PRoducer of the Year 2020
Songwriter of the Year 2020
ISSA MUSIC AWARDS
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR 2020
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2019
featured guests, including Grammy Award-winning South African flautist Wouter Kellerman; lauded composer, pianist, conductor, arranger, music director, Starr Parodi; 15-time Grammy Award-nominated guitarist Joe Satriani; among many other talented musicians. The album was co-produced by Wakeley with Jeff Fair and Parodi, along with additional production by three-time Grammy Award-winner Tre Nagella; mixing by Eva Reistad; and mastering by four-time Grammy Award-winner Gavin Lurssen.
Kitt’s orchestral rock album Symphony of Sinners & Saints (Vol. 1) was released in May 2021 by Studio Seven Media. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's “Classical Albums” and “Classical Crossover Albums” charts as well as at the upper reaches of numerous rock and hard rock singles charts. With Wakeley on synths and piano, the album featured Joe Satriani on two tracks as well as the talents of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Cliff Masterson (Little Mix, Kylie Minogue, Il Divo, Oasis), Grammy-nominated pianist Paul Loomis, guitarist Andy Timmons (Danger Danger, Pink), the London Voices choir and many more talented musicians.
Symphony of Sinners & Saints Vol. II The Storm, Kitt’s upcoming orchestral rock album, will be released in 2023. The album includes the talents of guitar Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, Alice Cooper), Orianthi (Alice Cooper, Richie Sambora, RSO), Kenny Aronoff (John Cougar, Joe Satriani), the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Voices choir (Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, the Hunger Games series), the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra, and the Macedonian Choir. The album’s debut single “MVP” featuring Strauss and is available here.