Having been the front-man for popular Welsh hard-rock band, Kyshera, it was always going to be interesting to see what James Kennedy would come up with as a solo artist and the results are far from disappointing.
James toured continuously with Kyshera in Europe but the lifestyle began to take its toll, causing him to fall into a deep depression. Consequently, he decided to take some time out from the business, which ironically led him straight back to music. During the break, James began to form a collection of new songs and in just a few months, Home had been written, recorded and mastered.
Kennedy had serious hearing problems as a child, resulting in 3 major surgeries and the fear of permanent hearing loss always present. This led to his school life being interrupted, developing his ability for self learning, which he applied to learning guitar, vocals, piano, bass and music production. The entirely self taught musician was soon accepted to Welsh College of Music & Drama where he developed his skills further, before working in a recording studio, which he used to form his own label Konic Records.
“Keep an eye out for Kennedy, he’s a man going places” – BBC Radio 1
Home is out 31st March 2017.