Kevin Dailey is an audio engineer, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] As a producer, engineer, musician, composer or mixer, he has worked with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Mikky Ekko, Rome Fortune, MYZICA, Skyway Man, SHEL, and Abigail Washburn.[2] He is a member of the band Civil Twilight.[3] He recently composed original score for Travis Rice's recent film, Depth Perception [4] and Season 1 of Queen America starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. [5]

Kevin Dailey
Kevin Dailey in Reflection.jpg
Background information
BornCharlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, Pop, hip hop, dance
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter, engineer, producer
Years active2007–present
Associated actsBéla Fleck and the Flecktones, Civil Twilight, Rome Fortune, Mikky Ekko


Dailey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to a family of musicians. In 2007, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the South African rock band Civil Twilight as a guitarist and keyboardist in 2012.[6] On tour, he has shared the stage with Florence + the Machine, Mutemath, Young the Giant, Neon Trees, Silversun Pickups, and Of Monsters and Men.[7]

Dailey engineered the album Rocket Science, by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. The song "Life in Eleven" won Best Instrumental Composition at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

In 2012, Kevin, alongside longtime friend and collaborator Micah Tawlks, produced, arranged, and played on Anchor & Braille's record The Quiet Life for Tooth & Nail Records.

In 2016, Dailey wrote the MYZICA track "We Belong Together", alongside Matthew Perryman Jones and Micah Tawlks.[8] That same year, he played bass on the SHEL album "Just Crazy Enough".[9]

In 2017, he mixed the Skyway Man album "Seen Comin’ From a Mighty Eye".[10]

In 2018, Dailey and SHEL composed the musical soundtrack for a Catherine Zeta-Jones Facebook Series "Queen America".[5]

Dailey runs Pioneer Sound, an independent, artist run recording studio and music production house based in Nashville.

Dailey is an artist for Magneto Guitars.[11]


  1. ^ "Kevin Dailey". The Blueroom Studios | Moraine Music Group | United States.
  2. ^ "Kevin Dailey | Credits". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Civil Twilight Tell the 'Story of an Immigrant' on New LP". July 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Depth Perception, Snowboarding Film by Quiksilver".
  5. ^ a b Wiese, Ben (November 15, 2018). "SHEL and Kevin Dailey are Scoring a Catherine Zeta-Jones Facebook Series". Westword.
  6. ^ "Sound Advice: Bunbury Music Festival". CityBeat Cincinnati.
  7. ^ "Civil Twilight (band)". July 10, 2019 – via Wikipedia.
  8. ^ "Synthpop duo MYZICA want to give love a chance on new single "We Belong Together" -- listen". August 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "One SHEL of a Story: 4 Fab Females Show Off Their New 'Baby'". HuffPost. May 26, 2015.
  10. ^ "Skyway Man: Breaking Sound Barriers With James Wallace". Nashville Scene.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-25. Retrieved 2018-04-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)