“If Portishead and Massive Attack got together with BANKS and Ella Eyre, THIS is what their trippy, wayward kids would sound like!”
From feature to solo artist, Kymberley Kennedy was propelled into the limelight following the release of her debut EP, Blackout. The self-produced record which depicted a sexual assault by an ex-boyfriend became a symbol of empowerment and would go on to secure a double synchronization deal for US movie Syrup, play-listing at BBC Radio 1Xtra, and critical acclaim from The Huffington Post.
Winner of Track of the Year at the International Breakspoll Awards and triple award winner at Yorkshire Gig Guide’s Grassroots Awards, Kennedy has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Beat-Herder Festival and recently supported Meadowlark and King No-One’s Zach Lount on their respective tours.
Together with her band, Miles Williams (guitar) and Steve Wilkinson (keys) they form a trio of musicians whose music has been described as a fusion of glacial piano lines, ethereal vocals and almost-spectral guitars, drawing comparisons to Portishead and Massive Attack.
“Reminiscent of Jorja Smith” – York Press
“Vocal performance is on point – solid.” – Tayo, EARMILK
“Can see a bright future here commercially” – Born Music Online
“Vocals sound really beautiful, perfect timbre” – Manifesto
“A voice that will knock your socks off and a stage presence to match it” – York Calling Magazine
“That’s talent, right there” – Trevor Nelson, BBC Radio 1Xtra
“One of the brightest, and dedicated artists to come out of Yorkshire in the last decade” – Soundsphere Magazine
“A vocal traffic stopper” – Data Transmission