Having found success with hardcore-rock band, Kyshera, front-man James Kennedy is continuing his musical journey solo with his change-of-direction album, Home.
James has a number of accolades to his career, having performed to many sold out crowds and even supporting fellow Welsh giants, The Stereophonics. However, after a long time spent touring, the glitz and glamour began to wear off and James unfortunately struggled with depression.
Despite this, his hardships inspired him to get back on the musical bandwagon and write his own album. James wrote, recorded and mastered the album within just a few months, showing how the process was a form of therapeutic catharsis for the singer songwriter. The melodic, emotional, but catchy sound of the album expresses his experience during the past few years of constant touring.
An entirely self-taught musician, James picked up a number of instruments at a young age including guitar, piano and bass, even though his formative years were made difficult due to three major surgeries to resolve hearing problems. As James grew, along with his talents, he went on to attend the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he used his skills in the field of music production to later form his own label, Konic Records.
Kennedy’s soulful rock style is sure to be a hit with a multitude of music fans and if you need one more reason to check him out, he was voted 32nd sexiest man in Wales. What more could you need?
Home is out 31st March – find out more on James here: