Dawn Kenny

Dawn Kenny

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Irish singer-songwriter piano with influences from Joni Mitchell to Tom Waits. Great voice and great songs!

Biography

Classically trained, Dawn, a native of Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, has performed live in the U.S., the U.K. and Ireland with a variety of different acts. She has attracted much attention within the music business due to the quality of her songs and her distinctive voice. Her debut album Through The Loop was released in 2002 to immense critical acclaim and saw her feature in the Top Ten Hot Press Readers Poll in the Female Vocalist and Best Newcomer categories, within only two months of its release.

Sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Geldof, Ron Sexsmith, Glenn Tilbrook, Joan Armatrading, Al Stewart and many others has enhanced Dawn’s growing reputation. She has also played many successful headline gigs and has performed at major festivals throughout the country.

Dawn Kenny’s new album, Sound comprises 11 self-penned tracks plus a hauntingly sparse rendition of the Rolling Stones’ classic Ruby Tuesday.

Hot Press Review of Dawn Kenny’s single – Ten Good Reasons:

“Dawn Kenny’s beautifully pure country-infused vocals are well paired with her old-fashioned piano in this promising track. ‘Ten Good Reasons’ bodes well for her upcoming Sound album. Included are Kenny’s ‘Seven Days’ and an ethereal cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Ruby Tuesday’. ”

Lyrics

Ten Good Reasons

Written By: Dawn Kenny/Michael O'Toole

The first time you cheated
Well that was hard to take
You finally succeeded
My heart’s about to break
And as I walk through the door
You still stand in my way
Give me one good reason to stay

Julie was the first one
And Sarah was the last
The other eight were stretched along
Your conquests of the past
And I know that on your better days
You flattered to deceive
And I’ve got ten good reasons to leave

Chorus
You gave me ten good reasons
To stand up and say
You gave me ten good reasons
To throw you away
You gave me ten good reasons
You know what I mean
You gave me ten good reasons to leave
Now give me one good reason to stay

The old one and the new ones
The good ones and the bad
The dreams that you’ve been living
Are the nightmares that I’ve had
And all of them were laughing at me
Every single day
Give me one good reason to stay

As I waited for the day
When you would grant me a reprieve
I thought of every plan
That you could possibly conceive
But in the end I know that what you give
You will receive
And I’ve got ten good reasons to leave

Chorus

And now the pain is over
I’ve allowed myself to laugh
I’m making myself whole again
Without my other half
And one day when you get old
Don’t come running back to me
You gave me ten good reasons to leave

Double chorus

seven days

Written By: dawn kenny/michael o'toole

Seven Days
If I had seven days to live
What would I do?
Who would I do it with?
If anyone indeed
If I had seven days to live
Where would I go?
What would I say?
If anything indeed

Day 1 I’d be so strong,
Gather all my friends around me
Talk about when we were young
And no-one speak about the future
2 I’d spend with you
I’d look at all we’d never done
And wonder how much we could do
Before the time runs past
Day 3 would be for me
I’d write some letters on my own
I’d think about where I should be
And where I’d like to go
Day 4 I’d write some more
I’d go through every single year
I’d try to make each moment clearer in my mind
In my mind
And for the last three days
I’d tell you not to leave
I’d fade away with you beside me
Fade away with you beside me

If I had seven days to live
What would I do?
Who would I do it with?
It’d have to be you
It’d have to be you.

road less travelled on

Written By: dawn kenny/michael o'toole

Road less travelled on
These are the days that I love
When I’ve got choices to make
I’ll take none of the above
I’ll find my own way
I’ll find my own way

I’ll take the road less travelled on

Standing on the edge of my nerves
Close to meeting my maker
I’m lost for words
Step on the brakes
Step on the brakes

I’ll take the road less travelled on

Politician shaking my hand
Tells me all he’s gonna do
Get away from me man
I don’t need you
I don’t need you

I’ll take the road less travelled on

And all you’ve got to do is be alive
There was a time when it was new
And you were crying on arrival
It’s all you ever do
It’s all you ever do

I’ll take the road less travelled on

Discography

1st cd- through the loop 2001
new cd Sound 2004
new single Ten good reasons 2004

Set List

Cruel World, Ten good reasons, Julie, Long way down, seven days, road less travelled on end of the world, ruby tuesday, january, straight lines, day to rest...
Can last anywhere between 30 mins and 100 mins