Tony Floyd Kenna
Killiney, County Dublin
Tony Floyd Kenna is a songwriter, musician, producer and performer from Dublin. He is also the Editor of Independent Music Review & Musicians Together Magazine and organiser/host of the regular Musicians Together acoustic/electric sessions in Dublin. Tony started writing lyrics while still at school in the seventies and, having taken up bass guitar, played with many local bands including Face To Face, Rocky DeValera & The Gravediggers, Maggies Farm and Good Intentions. The eighties also saw Tony working as a studio sound engineer and serving as a council member of the Irish Association of Songwriters & Composers, also editing the regular IASC newsletter. Retiring from professional involvement in the music industry in 1988 the onset of the recession provided the time and opportunity for Tony to get actively involved again. 2009 saw the release of remastered recordings from Face To Face and Good Intentions with both Good Intentions and Maggies Farm recording and releasing new material in 2010/2011. With fellow Maggies Farmer , Joe Wanman McGuinness, two CD albums were written and released in 2011/2012 under the name Wanman & Floyd (Light Side Of The Dark & Dark Side Of The Night ). Having also put out a couple of promotional solo CD EPs Tony wrote and released two solo albums in 2012/2013 (All The Colours & Songs From The Furnace Of Life ). Other projects have included the Musicians Together Darkey Kelly’s promotional album for the gathering, the Tornado 13 disaster relief benefit album and a major collaborative writing project which saw the release of ‘Black’ by Jed McConkey in May 2013. Most weeks you will find Tony gigging around Dublin City either solo or with the Musicians Together collective. ‘2014 The Alien Has Landed’ continues the journey.
Tony’s site http://tonyfloydkenna.wordpress.com/