Captain Kennedy

Captain Kennedy


Captain Kennedy serve up a blend of bluesy, harmony filled, semi-acoustic rock and roll. Formed in 2005, they have firmly established themselves on the local scene with high profile gigs in venues such as the Mandella Hall and the Empire.


In 2006, the band established their position on the Northern Ireland music scene with a number of impressive gigs in high profile venues across the country, with the highlight being a support slot for “the Waiting Room” (none other than Dr Karl Kennedy from Neighbours) at a sold-out Mandela Hall.

Other gigs, including twice being named as support for highly rated Cambridge-based outfit “The Broken Family Band”, and appearances at Belfest 2006 and GIFTED @ The Empire, have helped Captain Kennedy build up a solid and loyal fan base.

The band also recently released their debut EP “Sweetest Friend” which has received excellent feedback from the press (see press section) and regular airplay on local radio stations. A video for the song Sweetest Friend, directed by, has also been released and is causing quite a stir on the internet.

With another EP planned for release and further gigs scheduled throughout the next few months (including their 4th appearance at GIFTED @ The Empire), expect to hear a lot more from the Captain Kennedy boys during the rest of 2007!


Sweetest Friend - 4-track EP


1. Sweetest Friend
2. Hard Time Wakin
3. Take Care of Me
4. Mississippi

Set List

Typical set usually lasts approx 35 - 40 minutes.

Songs include:

Sweetest Friend
Hard Time Wakin
Take Care of Me
Smokey South
Change of Pace
No Name (because it hasn't got a name yet!)
It's Alright
Footsteps at Dawn

We may also throw in a couple of obscure covers from lesser known bands.