Billy Kennedy is a singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Cork City. He has had a long and varied career in music from London based rock band Godot, through
the Dublin and Cork Singer/songwriter scenes. Along the way he has played throughout
Europe and the UK. As a singer and guitarist he has featured with many bands over the
while but now concentrates on performing his own material.
His first solo album 'This Old Life' was very well received. The Evening Echo
described his songs as having;
'a gentle poetic sensibility. Upbeat pop fused with Americana.
'Red FM's Neil Prendeville described it as 'One of the best things around.'
The lead single '25 Ways' received airplay on RTE 1 from John Creedon, Niall Toner, and
He has produced albums by various Irish artists including Dave Murphy, and Martin
Murphy as well as Slovenian songstress Branka, and New Zealands Junior Mike.
Billy released three singles in 2020. The first 'Giants' was supported by concerts in
Camden Fort Meaghar and The Inkwell Theatre before the live music industry had to
He released two other singles that year with 'Sea Creatures' getting on the RTE1
recommends playlist. The song was promoted with an animated video. The final song of
2020 'Angels on Patrick St' was recorded and performed with the Crosshaven Community
Choir with a video highlighting the stunning atmosphere of Crosshaven village.
Billy is back with a new single 'Summertime Somewhere' which is released on August
21st. There will soon be a full length album to follow.
New Single Launch :
+++++++PRESS RELEASE August 2021+++++++
Billy Kennedy new single 'Summertime Somewhere' out now 2021
Cork Songwriter Billy Kennedy releases his first single of 2021 with a new song
'Summertime Somewhere' on Wednesday 18th August.
The song is a poppy ode to the times that are in it as we wait for the music industry to reopen fully. As the chorus says 'Sheila, you'll just have to wait. Pack your bags and leave them by the stairs, its summertime somewhere.'
Billy releases the song to celebrate his first gig since February 2020. He plays an
outdoor concert at the Orchard, The Community Garden, Crosshaven on August 28th. The show is sold out so if you want to see Billy play, as the song says, 'you'll just have to wait.'
Summertime Somewhere is available to buy exclusively on www.islandofmusic.ie.
The website is a new concept from the people of Crowley's Music Store where not
only can you buy and download music, but you can also buy, or hire instruments.