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 great 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.