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Brian Kennedy

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A protege of Van Morrison, this Belfast boy is an Irish singer-song writer with a unique, gentle voice, and he puts it to good use in his many ballads. He represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

Born in Belfast on 12th October 1966, Brian Kennedy as a singer has perfect pitch and is often described as having ‘the voice which charms angels’.

His first album was ‘The Great War of Words’ followed by ‘A Better Man’ in 1996 which gained quadruple platinum sales in Ireland. This led to awards for ‘Best Irish Male Album’ and ‘Best Irish Male Artist’. With the release of the album, ‘Now That I Know What I Want’ he found himself with 3 albums simultaneously in the top 30 of the Irish album charts.

In his varied career he has toured frequently, recorded with Ronan Keating, has acted and has performed in Riverdance and on Broadway. Brian has recently made a number of popular BBC TV programmes in which he sings traditional Irish songs. He has released albums based on the series and also a single ‘You Raise Me Up’. This famous song he originally recorded for Secret Garden and indeed he is also the vocalist on their CD ‘Earth Songs’ where he sings Always There. Secret Garden are Norwegian Rolf Lovland writer of two Eurovision winners (La Det Swinge for Bobbysocks in 1985 and Nocturne for Secret Garden in 1995) and also his Irish partner in the group is Fionnuala Sweeney.

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  • NathalieBazinga

    Every song is a cry for love ♥

    28 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jackie1alex

    this song sends chills down my spine.......!

    15 Apr 2010 Reply
  • gingerweir

    Does a brilliant "A case of you" Fabulous voice !

    8 Nov 2009 Reply
  • IrishBryn

    First time I have heard him and buying everything I can by him. Incredible! and gorgeous, too! so Irish :)

    29 May 2009 Reply
  • sandradolly

    If its Magic is fantastic too. Brian Kennedy could literally sing the phone book and I'd buy it. Waiting for news of the next UK tour dates . . .

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • spidrwegian

    As is Missing You and Stuck In A Moment

    11 Mar 2008 Reply
  • spidrwegian

    New album - Interpretations - is great so far (just listening to it for the first time). Let's Stay Together is fab.

    10 Mar 2008 Reply
  • rodriguealfahel

    real good singer especially as i roved out. it´s just a shame that his tags are so wrong .

    7 Sep 2007 Reply
  • spidrwegian

    A Better Man is a superb album and should have made Brian a world-wide star

    1 Jul 2007 Reply

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