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12 July @ 7:30pm
Online tickets no longer available. A number of tickets will be available at the door.
From harmonising with ambulances as a child to finally overcoming stage fright, his gradual ascent was nothing short of miraculous. He busked on the dangerous streets of his hometown whatever the political weather until a sudden escape to London when only 18 saw him surviving in the only way he knew how. He sang unaccompanied in the underground stations and outside the Dominion Theatre, sometimes literally in order to eat and until he finally saved up enough money for a guitar. He lived in various illegal squats before eventually being discovered by the now legendary Svengali Simon Fuller.
His constant touring from Ireland and the UK to Australia, Germany and the USA, including the major global festivals, has resulted in an every-growing international fan base the old fashioned way over a phenomenal twenty-four year career in the rollercoaster ride that is the unpredictable music industry.
We at The Soma Festival are delighted to present to you our 2017 festival opening concert, the one and only Mr Brian Kennedy. It is difficult to sum up in a short paragraph the impact Brian has had on the music industry in Ireland and globally for that matter, from busking on the streets of Belfast to appearing in some of the worlds most amazing venues Brian’s career has spanned two decades and is still going as strong as ever. His distinctive voice and relaxed interaction with the audience makes a night in Brian’s company one not to be missed.