‘Home’ by James Kennedy

James Kennedy is a hugely experienced musician having formerly fronted Welsh hardcore-rock band, Kyshera, and now he is transferring these talents to working on his own solo material.

Unfortunately for James, he encountered problems after touring all over Europe with Kyshera as he began to suffer from depression. Yet on the bright side, James turned to his passion for songwriting and music as a way of relieving his depression and this process has formed his new introspective album, ‘Home’. Evidently, from the name of the record, James is in a much better place now and this is reflected through the new songs.

Although Kyshera had a very distinct brand of aggressive alt-rock, James has re-directed his style as a solo artist to a more signer-songwriter rock sound. There are still elements of classic rock, including heavy guitars and solos, but he has also employed some killer hooks that make for a particularly catchy form of a seemingly dying genre.

The entirely self taught musician was attended the Welsh College of Music & Drama where he developed his musical talents, before working in a recording studio. James then used the skills he had learnt to form his own label, Konic Records.

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 on 31st March 2017.

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www.jameskennedystuff.com

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Some of the most talented musicians of all time come together for a Burt Bacharach tribute album ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’

Some of the most talented and famous musicians of all time have come together to create one of the best Bacharach tributes ever made. Featuring 13 Burt Bacharach hits, ‘We All Love Bacharach’ is a blend of jazz, swing and funk to form a refined, elegant album.

 One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo has formed an entirely unique tribute album of Burt Bacharach’s classics.  To escape the cliché jazz album, Colombo has mixed genres featuring Peter Erskine (ex drummer of Weather Report), one of the most appreciated double bass players in the world, Darek Oleszkiewicz, AKA ‘Oles’, Bob Mintzer (member of Yellowjackets), Michael Stever, the new ‘White Cat’ and Kathleen Grace, refined folksinger from the West Coast.

The album has been conceived and produced by Giampaolo Pasquile and Michele Garruti for PLAY (Milan) and Oracle Records ltd (London).  The producers took inspiration from the likes of Chet Baker, Michael Bublé and Norah Jones, which has formed the smooth jazz sound but with strong elements of pop, funk and folk. Within the 13 tracks are 5 instrumentals that deeply describe the several nuances and moods of the Bacharach songs.

Watch the album teaser here:

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/weallloveburtbacharach/

The Maladaptive Solution release new song describes as an assignment

Describes as more of an assignment than a song, The Maladaptive Solution’s ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a new form of brainwash for the nation. The contemporary spiritual pop group use music as a medium to subtly teach whilst still having a classic but modern sound.

Influences by all eras and genres of music, the mysterious group aim to create memorable songs with fantastic production. Front man Brad Beard has said to have recieved feedback from listeners saying they’d cried or felt a strong sense of happiness when listening to the song. The unique track can be interpreted by the individual in however way they wish, making it accessible for all. Contributors to The Maladaptive Solution include Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Ontology (Form and Content) here: