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James Kennedy is a Singer Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & Producer from South Wales. Formerly the singer / guitarist in the political Alternative Rock band KYSHERA, Kennedy has been releasing music since 2002 as both a band member and as a solo artist. With a wildly eclectic back catalogue including noise music, acoustic, prog rock, grunge, MOR, experimental electronic and orchestral music, Kennedy is a unique figure on the modern music scene. Almost all of the instruments on his 7 albums as well as all of the production, has been performed by Kennedy - no small achievement considering his 40% hearing loss due to childhood ear surgery.
In 2010 Kennedy set up Konic Records, an independent record company & music publisher with a network of partner companies in almost every country worldwide. Having represented many artists since then and having a good track record with sync, Konic Records now exclusively represents Kennedy's back catalogue.
Lyrical themes throughout Kennedy's work include overt political & social commentary, death, meaning, love, vice & empowerment. He is an energetic & captivating performer having toured relentlessly through many different countries over the years and is an active user of social media, where he has a large audience.
James has published articles on a range of subjects including the music industry, mental health, politics & gun control and regularly gives talks at events on a variety of issues including Hearing Health & current affairs.
His first book 'Noise Damage : My Life as a Rock'n'Roll Underdog', a 'part memoir, part expose of the music worlds murky underbelly' was published on October 18th 2020.
His latest solo album 'Make Anger Great Again', a political Alt Rock tour de force, was released on September 25th 2020.
Extensive info, song analysis, picture archive & history on James & his work can be found at the brilliant resource site at www.jameskennedywiki.com
"Glorious" Classic Rock Magazine
"Genius" Metal Talk
"Leaves one gasping for breath" Rocktopia
"More exciting than 90% of bands today" Shout4Music
"Meisterwork" The Big Issue
"A masterstroke" Powerplay
"Warped genius" BBC Radio 1
"7/10" Rock Sound
"A big musical head rush, for the mind, body and spirit" Flavour Mag
"Relentless, high energy, enthralling" Trebuchet
"It's impossible to put words to this inspired madness. I love it! 5/5"
Big Cheese Mag
"Awesome" Rhythm Mag
"Talent on a Stick" Total Music Magazine
"Unreal Vocals" Pure M Magazine