FOLLOWING the release of his new album, Voice, in May, and hugely successful full band performances at the Olympia Theatre, Brian Kennedy returns for a special unplugged solo acoustic show at Donaghmore’s Bardic Theatre on Saturday, November 17, at 8pm.
This is a fantastic opportunity to witness one of Ireland’s greatest singer songwriters perform in such an intimate setting.
A multi-talented artist, Brian is now reaping the rewards of his phenomenal twenty-year career in the music industry.
It’s been a steady ascent towards deserved recognition and the past year has been especially significant.
Apart from recording and releasing his new album, he has been coaching on The Voice Of Ireland TV series.
Brian also performed for Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh on their official visit to Ireland and was invited to meet the Queen while she was in Belfast.
Brian performed with Tom Jones at the Belsonic Festival and performed to over 30 million people live from The Gathering at 02 in Dublin.
Brian is first and foremost a live performer and songwriter.
His own words, “Music is my lifeblood,” are reflected in his relentless schedule, from his first gig in the ‘90s, to the present time.
His constant touring from Ireland and UK to Australia and the USA, including the major global festivals, has resulted in a thriving international fan base.
Brian’s work with Van Morrison has been well documented.
As featured lead singer on the legend’s ‘Blues & Soul Revue’ he shared stages over that six-year tour with Van and other all-time greats: Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker.
Kennedy also accompanied Van on five of his major albums and has performed with Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley.
A born communicator, it’s natural that Brian’s abilities have carried him into other aspects of arts and entertainment.
His abilities as a Radio/TV presenter are proven, exemplified in the successful two-part series ‘Brian Kennedy On Song’(2003), covering traditional Irish songs, in which he was both presenter and performer. At the same time, he’s managed to weave into a staggering workload, several short stories, and two best selling novels: ‘The Arrival of Fergal Flynn’ (2004), and ‘Roman Song’ (2005)
Both books entered the Best Seller list and resulted in the award of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, from the University of Ulster for his contribution to the arts.
Tickets for his Bardic show are available from Stewart’s Music Shop, Dungannon. Visit www.briankennedy.ie for more information.