Feeling like good rock music is losing out these days to the mainstream stuff? Well, then fear not, as James Kennedy has gone solo with his debut album, Home, and there is a wealth of guitar-driven and hard-hitting pieces of quality rock in there.
James was formerly part of Kyshera, a lively hard-rock outfit from Wales, but the touring lifestyle began to get the better of him, leading to bouts of depression for the musician. Fortunately, James came back strong using his talents as a songwriter as self-therapy and the outcome was Home.
Whilst James is no stranger from any style of music due to his time at The Welsh College of Music and Drama, Home displays a wide range of sounds including powerful rock anthems with strong hooks, as well as gentle, considered ballads that reveal a more soulful and introspective side to Kennedy.
Titled the 32nd sexiest man in Wales, James Kennedy doesn’t just have soulful raspy vocals and a dynamic performance style. Drawing similarities with Prince, The Script and Paolo Nutini, Home reflects Kennedy’s journey of depression from dark to light.
Home is out March 31st 2017.
“Keep an eye out for Kennedy, he’s a man going places” – BBC Radio 1