Lurgan/Belfast, County Armagh
Captain Kennedy, a 4 piece indie folk band from Lurgan have established their position on the Irish music scene with a number of high profile festival appearances, the highlight being two dates at the prestigious Open House Festival.
Other impressive gigs including sharing the stage with the likes of Alela Diane, Noah and the Whale and Foy Vance and appearances on the same festival bills as renowned artists such as Steve Earle, Mumford and Sons and Laura Marling, have cemented Captain Kennedy’s reputation as a formidable live act.
2010 saw the band release their debut album “See You When I See You”. The album, produced, recorded and mixed by well renowned producer Mudd Wallace (Therapy?, Andy White, Pat McManus), sees the band play on their strengths, namely the ability to deliver a catchy, melodic tune whilst maintaining their edgy, raw sound, an enduring feature of Captain Kennedy’s live shows.
Captain Kennedy's debut album "See You When I See You" is available for streaming, download or to buy from Captain Kennedy's Bandcamp Page and iTunes".
» “Sweetest Friend walks a fine line between pop balladry and indie soul and would be playing on daytime radio stations right now if there was any justice in the world.” David Roy, Irish News
» “Earthy, visceral folk-rock from Lurgan seven piece whose star continues, quite rightly, to rise and rise.” Open House Festival 2009
» “This is preternaturally aged music, ready to caress your heart with its dusky fingers.” AU Magazine
» “There’s something instantly attractive about their obvious belief and capturing of the redemptive power and soul of music” Americana UK
» “One of the must see live acts around the North today.” NI Chart gig review
» “Passionate, adrenaline fuelled, charismatic.” Clair McAllister, Gigging NI review
» “One of the most charismatic, engaging live performances of any band we’ve promoted.” deadonmusic.com
· Open House Festival Launch live on BBC Radio alongside Noah and the Whale
· Two gigs at the Open House Festival ~ other Festival Artists included Steve Earle, Mumford & Sons, William Elliott Whitmore and Alela Diane
· Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival ~ other Festival Artists included Teenage Fanclub, Calvin Harris, Candi Station and Sons & Daughters
· Out To Lunch Festival ~ other Festival Artists included Cara Dillon, Dick Gaughan and the Broken Family Band
· Ards International Guitar Festival ~ other Festival Artists included Kelly Joe Phelps and Owen Campbell
· BBC Raw Money gig alongside Foy Vance and other Northern Ireland artists
· North Coast Folk Festival ~ closing slot at the Festival
· Belfast Film Festival
· Bacchanal Festival
· Gifted Showcase at the Empire Music Hall