Highlights and Credits - The Journey So Far

Ken has appeared on The Tonight Show

3 times

Ken has appeared on the Grammy's

4 times

Elton John - 2000 - San Francisco - The Road To El Dorado

(Full Concert)

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Through the years, I have been fortunate to perform and record with some of the greatest icons and legends in contemporary music.  As a touring vocalist, I have been a member of the Elton John Band, the Michael Jackson "This Is It" Band, and am the former Lead Vocalist/Front Man and Acoustic Guitarist for 5 time Grammy nominated progressive and pop supergroup, Ambrosia.  As a live/touring vocal artist, I have stood on the world stage and performed for literally Billions of people!  As a session vocalist, I have sung on many major records, commercials and motion picture and television sound tracks.  Along my path, I have always had a passion for sharing my knowledge and experience with others as a vocal and performance mentor/coach.   I gained tremendous insight into our ever evolving music and entertainment industry working as a Vocal & Performance Coach, Vocal Arranger/Producer and First Line Judge on seasons 10 & 11 of American Idol.  I have assisted industry standard bearers such as The Voice, X-Factor, American Idol, Randy Jackson, Nickelodeon and Disney in finding, veting and preparing exceptional talent!  As an artist, I also participate in the larger conversation of social/economic justice and equality issues through Ken Stacey + Heartland, lending my musical voice towards awareness and action.

CELINE DION, "PLAY ME LIKE A LOVE SONG", PRODUCER: HUMBERTO GATICA 

Vocal Contractor, Vocal Arranging

Ken is brought in by music producer extraordinaire, Humberto Gatica to put together

a stellar vocal section and help arrange backing vocals for this upcoming track.

 

KELLY CLARKSON, "SILENT NIGHT", PRODUCER: HUMBERTO GATICA 

Vocal Contractor, Vocal Arranging

Ken is brought in by music producer extraordinaire, Humberto Gatica to put together

a stellar vocal section and help arrange backing vocals for this upcoming track for a documentary

on the history of the most famous Christmas song in the world.

 

AMBROSIA, AMBROSIA AND FRIENDS & MICHAEL MCDONALD 

Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar

5 time Grammy nominated, Ambrosia, continues to blaze new trails playing to an ever expanding audience, both in the US and abroad.  As well, Ambrosia and Friends is wowing crouds with concerts full of nothing but hits from Ambrosia, Bill Champlin (Chicago), Peter Beckett (Player), Stephen Bishop, John Ford Coley and Al Stewart.  Over the past 2 years, Ambrosia has also partnered up with the legendary Michael McDonald on multiple occasions as his  openner and backing band!

 

"Up Where We Belong" remake with Chynna Phillips

Lead Vocals

Ken is asked to record a remake of the massive duet hit "Up Where We Belong" with Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) as an end title for Billy Baldwin's up coming theatrical release, "Lead With Your Heart".

 

ELTON JOHN, Wonderful Crazy Night - Mercury Records

Produced by: T-Bone Burnett (July 2015)

Vocals

Ken lays down featured harmony vocals on two tracks for Sir Elton's current studio album produced by T-Bone Burnett and featuring the Elton John Band!

 

Ambrosia places song in FOX TV Fall series "The Sparrows" 

Vocals/Acoustic Guitar

Ken makes his recording debut with 5 time Grammy nominated, Ambrosia, on the powerful and uplifting single, "Hopes and Dreams", to be featured in the soundtrack of the up and coming series, "The Sparrows", this Fall on FOX TV!

 

57th Annual Grammy Awards 

Vocalist/Choir

Ken lends his voice to an all star choir to back up Mulit-Grammy Winner/Best New Artist of the Year, Sam Smith along with Mary J Blige for what has been deamed the highlight performance of the event!

 

ELTON JOHN, Undisclosed Project 

Vocal Contractor, Vocal Arranger, Vocalist

Ken is brought on board to put together an all star vocal section and arrange the backing vocals on Sir Elton's newest project.  Ken works closely with Grammy winning producer Matt Still and Davey Johnstone, Elton's long time musical director and guitarist.

 

Caleb Johson, "Testify", 19 Productions/Interscope 

Backing Vocalist

Ken lends his voice to Caleb's powerhouse first record after winning American Idol Season 13.  Ken provides backing vocals on multiple songs.

 

56th Annual Grammy Awards - Staples Center 

Vocalist/Choir

During this, his 5th Grammy appearance, Ken lends his voice to the choir backing Grammy Winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with Mary Lambert, Madonna & Queen Latifah as they perform "Same Love" while in a history making moment, Minister Latifah marries 33 couples of all gender and race live!  Many now consider this to be one of the highest and most elegent moments in Grammy history!

 

Vocaleague  

Co-founder

Ken co-creates Vocaleague with Sean Holt (www.vocaleague.com), an organization committed to creating a culture in which aspiring young talent and their parents/advocates can gain all the tools and knowledge necessary to be competitive in today’s music and entertainment industry while identifying and maintaining a connection to their values and purpose.  As well, Vocaleague helps their clients by creating and implementing a plan designed with the purpose of putting real numbers on the board so these aspiring artists gain leverage in the market place and identify and build their own brand!

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Show 

Vocalist

Ken sings backing vocals along with the Paul Shaffer Band to help induct Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, Heart and Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

Randy Jackson 

Talent Evaluator/Consultant

Ken assists Randy as a Talent Consultant to help find and vet talent for a new reality music competition show for MTV.

 

Nickelodeon

Talent Consultant

Ken was retained as a Talent Consultant to vet and deliver young for a new property being developed.  One of Ken’s talent submissions was considered for a Principle role.

 

“Bridegroom” 

Vocalist

Ken sings Garth Brooks’ “The Dance” for the opening of this highly acclaimed and award wining independent documentary, Produced and Directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.

 

Rock of Ages, The Movie 

Vocalist

Ken provides vocals on multiple songs for the sound track of this all-star cast, mega hit movie and multi-platinum sound track!

 

Vocal Coaching Thia Megia

For Disney’s “Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust” 

Vocal Coach

Ken coach’s Thia as she cut vocals on “We’ll Be There” for the sound track of this Disney Animated Feature.

 

Jackie Evancho “Songs From The Silver Screen”, Columbia Records 

Vocalist/Vocal Coordinator

Ken was approached by iconic producer/arranger, Humberto Gatica, to put together a vocal section for background work on America’s Got Talent phenom, Jackie Evancho’s latest record, “Songs From The Silver Screen”.  Ken assisted Mr. Gatica in the background vocal arrangement as well as singing on several songs.

 

American Idol (2010/2011 Season 10 & 11) 

Vocal Coach/Vocal Producer&Arranger/First Line Judge

Ken wears multiple hats on this world-wide phenomenon as a vocal & performance coach, vocal producer & arranger, talent scout and first line judge!  Ken not only puts through the season 10 winner, Scotty McCreary on the first round of auditions, but also mentors him during the first 3 episodes!

 

AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards 

Vocal Contractor/Vocal Director/Singer

Ken put together and directed a 30 voice male choir to back up Eric Idle for the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards Tribute to Director Mike Nichols

 

Apple Retail Convention 

Vocal Contractor/Vocal Arranger

Ken not only contracted the vocalists and enlisted the renowned Andrae’ Crouch Choir for the event, but also created the complex vocal arrangement for the performance which featured Tony Award Winner, John Lloyd Young, from the Broadway smash, “The Jersey Boys”!

 

Michael Jackson Memorial, Staples Center 

Vocalist

Ken was honored when requested to perform at the Michael Jackson Memorial held at the Staples Center, on July 7, 2009 before an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide! 

 

Michael Jackson’s This Is It Tour and Movie Documentary 

Vocalist

Ken is still receiving attention for being one of the four background vocalists in Michael Jackson’s touring band for the “This Is It World Tour”, and can be seen in the movie/documentary, “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”, the highest grossing concert movie and documentary in the history of cinema!

 

 

Album Credits

 

Ken’s voice appears on recordings for artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Whitney Houston, 3 Doors Down, Jackie Evancho, Charise, Michael Buble, Elton John, Jim Brickman, Neil Young, Bette Midler and Julio Iglesias and has worked for iconic producers such as David Foster, Robbie Buchanan, Phil Ramone, Howard Benson, Humberto Gatica, Giorgio Morodor and Kenny Ortega.

 

 

Touring

 

Michael Jackson's This Is It World Tour

Ken was a backing vocalist for Michael Jackson’s This Is It World Tour.  The rehearsal footage was turned into the now record breaking music documentary, Michael Jackson’s This Is It.

 

Elton John

Ken toured the world with the legendary, Elton John, as backing vocalist and acoustic guitarist, which also included Billy Joel on the Face To Face tour.  Ken was also featured on Elton John’s One Night Only Live Greatest Hits CD recorded at Madison Square Gardens.

 

Ambrosia

From 2006 until 2020, Ken fronted the world-renowned, 5 time Grammy nominated progressive rock pop band, Ambrosia, replacing founding memeber, David Pack, as lead vocalist as well as playing acoustic guitar.

 

 

Performing

 

Ken has shared the stage with: Macklemore, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer, Dave Mattews Band, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Jewel, Richard Marx, Tony Bennett, kd lang, Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tom Petty, Randy Newman, Phil Collins, Bonnie Raitt, Luther Vandross and Michael McDonald, to name a few...

 

Ken has been the featured vocalist at countess major events, including the Revlon Walk/Run, The Americana at Brand Grand Opening in Glendale CA, and The Grove Grand Openning in Los Angeles CA

 

Ken has appeared on: The Grammy’s (5 times), The Tonight Show (4 times), Good Morning America, NBC, CBS, MTV, Entertainment Tonight, PBS…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unions: SAG/AFTRA

Instruments: Voice, Guitar, Percussion

Additional Skills: Vocal Arranging & Production, Songwriting, Vocal Mentor/Coach

A Few Notable Credits

Ken and Elton