Alex Kennedy

FRESH: ‘Baby Steps’ – Alex Kennedy

Alex Kennedy re-releases his debut single “Baby Steps”.

by Christopher Smith

Alex Kennedy is a British singer-songwriter and musician from Surrey with a big voice and even bigger aspirations. Alex produces a mixture of material, from soft melody acoustic tracks, to heavier alternative rock songs. He switches up his identity to create excitement through his work. Alex wrote “Baby Steps” a few months before his daughter was born. It’s a song that conjures up all the different thoughts and feelings that he had of bringing a child into the world from both utter excitement to complete fear of the unknown.

Alex quotes: “Songwriting can be very laborious but with this song, I sang the chorus out of nowhere and haven’t changed or edited it from the first moment I sang it. For me, songs like this tend to come around rarely but when they do there’s no need to edit something that comes straight from the heart. I want my music and lyrics to reach out and connect with people on an emotional level, without pretension. I don’t write to order, so everything has to come from the heart”.

A musician who is hard to put a finger on stylistically, his upcoming debut EP, “Square One”, demonstrates his versatility as a songwriter with the acoustic and open turning “Words” to the hardedge rocking “Live For Today”. Playing guitar since the age of 12, Alex comes from a blues, jazz and rock background after studying in his early twenties in Portugal and Devon.

For more about Alex, check out his WEBSITE and his FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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