Deacon Burns is one half of an Cleveland Heights' Alternative Punk-Hop act called Kounterclockwise! They formed over a decade ago in the heart of the South Bronx. From New York City, Kaya Rogue (Singer, & Musician) and Cleveland native Deacon Burns (MC, Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Engineer) quickly developed their skills while doing production work for several artists including DJ Swamp and Yela Wolf. Deacon Burns has also scored the music for a full-length feature film; Love Rome by Carter B. Smith and Kounterclockwise scored the music for there own full length animated film; "Kounterclockwise In Forever-Land" plus Deacon Burns and Jim Lujan produced the music for the NEW Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan film "Revengeance" Starring Kaya Rogue from Kounterclockwise as Odell
But back In 2007, as the group was courted by several indie & major labels; fate took a wrong turn when Deacon had a tragic accident – breaking 5 vertebrae, several ribs, collapsed both lungs and had a hairline neck fracture. He suffered a severe spinal cord injury that resulted in paralysis of both legs. As a true entertainer, Deacon decided that the show must go on no matter what. He spent his entire recovery time writing songs, accumulating an impressive catalogue of over 150.
It’s been a long time coming for Kounterclockwise since 2011 they've released an album, soundtrack, mix tape and an EP put out 11 music videos wrote and starred in a full length animated film "Kounterclockwise In Forever-Land" and produced the music for the movie. .
Deacon Burns and Kaya Rogue Of Kounterclockwise have starred and produced music for 9 animated projects- 2012 Sanjourno Must Die Episodes 9 and 10, 2013 MasterFreak Theatre (T.V series), 2014 The Legend Of Bobby Churro Extended Version, 2014 Kounterclockwise In Forever-Land, 2014 Master Melvin, 2015 The Train Job, 2016 Revengeance and 2017 The Great Adventures Of Kounterclockwise!!! Plus all 5 Kounterclockwise animated music videos directed and animated by Jim Lujan on youtube! Plus the NEW 2019 Jim Lujan 20 episode animated comedy web-series All That Glitters starring Deacon Burns as mumble rap superstar Naughty Boy Swanson also on youtube!!