Kennedy is neither a genius nor particularly humble. He is the writer of many fine songs using a collection of pop, country, folk and rock influences to create the hydrid style he calls Urban and Western. Kennedy formed his first band in Brisbane, Australia in ´80. His family had migrated from England in the mid-´6o’s and he was raised in the suburban wastelands on a diet of radio pop music. At the beginning of the 80´s, Kennedy brought his pop melodies and ideas to the flourishing post-punk Australian indie music scene.
His name alone should have brought him commercial success. It didn´t, but he continued to release a series of successful independent records. The penchant for funny names continued with his first band "J.F.K. and the Cuban Crisis". "The Crisis" and his mid-80's Sydney band "John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong" became self-fulfilling prophecies.
An invitation to perform at the inaugural Berlin Independence Days independent music conference in ´88 provided the incentive to leave Australia. In Berlin in the early '90's, Kennedy tried a more positive approach and formed "John Kennedy and the Honeymooners". Despite the optimism, the honeymoon ended and Kennedy went on to perform as a solo act. Since Berlin he has lived and made music in Hong Kong, Holland and London; living by the motto “Have Songs, Will Travel”. Kennedy returned to Sydney at the start of the new millenium, has a new band, album and label and lives once again in Sydney's inner-western suburbs. 2) A a radio and club DJ who presents on London/Manchester radio station XFM (10pm to 2am Monday-Thursdays).
He is the only DJ to have been with XFM constantly since its inception & the show is the longest running of all of the specialist shows (one year longer than closest rival 'The Remix', with Eddy Temple-Morris). Originally the show was broadcast on XFM London but, upon launch, XFM Manchester also broadcast the show. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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