Jon Kennedy

Jon Kennedy

BandEDMJazz

Jon Kennedy creates breath-takingly beautiful tunes, rump-shakingly fine dancefloor corkers and is full of innovative ideas bordering on musical genius. He's certainly a talented chap. Being compared to Beck and DJ Shadow to name but a few he has brought us 4 Long Players and 9 single releases !

Biography

I'd like to introduce you to an artist who is climbing up the ranks of the music loving masses.... he goes by the name of Jon Kennedy.

Almost certainly one of the 3 most talented men in all of Stockport. Jon is a man on a musical mission. What the end result may be remains a bit of a mystery, not least to the man himself but rest assured it includes an enormous bag of breath-takingly beautiful tunes, copious rump-shakingly fine dancefloor corkers and a hatful of innovative ideas bordering on musical genius.
He's certainly a talented chap.

Autumn 2002 Jon joined the Grand Central family. Bred a stone’s throw from GCHQ, his childhood in Stockport was characterized by exposure to new and interesting music, as a function of his parents’ enthusiasm for the pioneering artists of their day. Jon cites Peter Frampton, Electric Light Orchestra, David Essex and Geoff Wayne’s “War of the Worlds” (check out the H.G. Wells classic !) as early influences. His taste would in part be shaped also by his brother’s musical excavations, which brought him into contact with more guitar-centric bands like KISS and AC/DC.
RELEASED

Jon already to his credit, has 8 12" releases, a great debut album entitled "We're Just Waiting For You Now" on the, well respected, Brighton based record label Tru Thoughts recordings.

In August 2003 he releasd his second Long Player for Manchester based record label Grand Central entitled "Take My Drum To England". Which was followed by a third "Useless Wooden Toys" He is currently on his way to completing his fourth long player entitled "14" which will be released on Florida, USA based Organik Recordings due out in June 2009 ........
DJ

His DJ style is varied but always geared to the dancefloor. Jon has travelled the globe with his records, making it as far afield as China, Malaysia and Japan and can be found DJing at various clubs and bars around EUROPE on a regular basis.

Check out the GIGS section of this site for more info......
LIVE BAND

Jon is currently enrolling brand new players in his band. Including digital genius' and highly rhytmical children.

The hope is that the show will become increasingly live so that the musicians can work through the grooves together with the crowd: “Once I figure out how to get all the sounds live (either triggered or played), it will free me up so much more – then I can really let go of myself”. As it is though, you’d be mistaken to assume that Jon Kennedy Live is merely a reproduction of studio-produced material: “I spend hours preparing the backing for live gigs so don’t be thinking I just get on stage and hit stuff for an hour or so !"

Lyrics

Live Test

Written By: JON KENNEDY

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Discography

Releases:
Tell Me How You Feel (12", Single) Tru Thoughts 2000 ▼
No T.V. E.P. (12", EP) Tru Thoughts 2001 ▼
We're Just Waiting For You Now (Album, Comp) ◄ (3 versions) Tru Thoughts 2001 ▼
We're Just Waiting For You Now (CD, Album) Tru Thoughts 2001 ▼
We're Just Waiting For You Now (2xLP, Album) Tru Thoughts 2001 ▼
We're Just Waiting For You Now (CD, Album, Ltd + CD, Comp, Ltd) Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
Chocolate & Cheese (Single) ◄ (2 versions) Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
Chocolate & Cheese (12", Single) Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
Chocolate & Cheese (12", Single, W/Lbl, Promo) Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
East Is East / Evil 9 (12") Grand Central Records 2003 ▼
Take My Drum To England (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Grand Central Records 2003 ▼
Take My Drum To England (CD, Album) Grand Central Records 2003 ▼
Take My Drum To England (2xLP) Grand Central Records 2003 ▼
The Loafer (10", Promo) Grand Central Records 2003 ▼
Way I Feel (12") Grand Central Records 2004 ▼
On The Both Days E.P (12", EP) Grand Central Records, Oriental Source Sound & Distribution 2005 ▼
Useless Wooden Toys (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Grand Central Records 2005 ▼
Useless Wooden Toys (CD, Album) Grand Central Records 2005 ▼
Useless Wooden Toys (CD, Promo) Grand Central Records 2005 ▼
Demons (12", EP) The Jon Kennedy Federation 2007 ▼
"14" (2xVinyl, Dou) Organik Recordings 2009 ▼
Live Test / Demons Farm Fresh Remix ◄ (2 versions) Organik Recordings 2009 ▼
Live Test / Demons Farm Fresh Remix (7", Blu) Organik Recordings 2009 ▼
Live Test / Demons Farm Fresh Remix (7") Organik Recordings 2009 ▼
Remixes:
The Shark EP (12", Single) Dinosaurs (Jon Kennedy... Tru Thoughts 2001 ▼
Apricot Morning (12", Single) Snakes In The Grass (J... Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
One Offs... Remixes & B Sides (Comp) ◄ (2 versions) Dinosaurs (Jon Kennedy... Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
One Offs... Remixes & B Sides (CD, Comp) Dinosaurs (Jon Kennedy... Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
One Offs...Remixes & B Sides (2xLP, Comp) Dinosaurs (Jon Kennedy... Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
The Beau Selectah EP (12", EP) Faderation (John Kenne... Deep-Water 2002 ▼
The Girl Who Fell Through The Ice (12", Par) The Girl Who Fell Thro... Grand Central Records 2002 ▼
Indoor Shed (CD) Faderation (Jon Kenned... Deep-Water 2003 ▼
Kate Rogers Vs Grand Central (CD) The Girl Who Fell Thro... Grand Central Records 2003 ▼
Routes One (CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Begin Again (Jon Kenne... Tru Thoughts, Zebra Traffic 2003 ▼
The FourFlavors EP (12") Siempre (Jon Kennedy R... Bastard Jazz Recordings 2003 ▼
Tomorrow (12") Tomorrow (Jon Kennedy ... Stereo Deluxe 2003 ▼
Heavy Stepper (7") Heavy Stepper (Jon Ken... 7 Hills Records 2004 ▼
In The End (Remixes) (12") In The End (Jon Kenned... Mada Music 2004 ▼
Jazz Lounge 2 (2xCD) Siempre (Jon Kennedy R... Water Music Records 2004 ▼
Remixed (12") Givson (Jon Kennedy Re... Peddler 2004 ▼
When I See You Smile (12") When I See You Smile (... Catskills Records 2004 ▼
Political Sun (12") Political Sun (Jon Ken... Ice And Spice Records 2006 ▼
Public Demand (The Remixes) (File, MP3) Public Demand (Jon Ken... Groove Fanatics 2006 ▼
Switchstance Recordings Presents That Sound: Dope Beats For Dope Peeps (CD, Album, Dig) Gorilla (Jon Kennedy R... Rambling Records, Switchstance Recordings 2006 ▼
Bastard Jazz Presents... Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil. (CD, Comp, Mixed) Siempre (Jon Kennedy R... Rudiments 2007 ▼
Tic (File, MP3) Tic (Jon Kennedy Remix) Chocolate Fireguard Records 2007 ▼
sudden (12", EP) sudden (jon kennedy re... aber records 2007 ▼
Bastard Jazz Presents: Jazz Loves Dub (CD, Comp) Siempre (Jon Kennedy R... Rudiments 2008 ▼
Party Animals & Disco Biscuits (2xCD, Ltd) The Time Of Our Lives ... Pias France 2008 ▼
Skinbox (CDr, EP, Lim) Skinbox (Jon Kennedy R... Process Recordings 2008 ▼
Where's The One EP (12", EP) Conductor (Jon Kennedy... Nine2Five Recordings 2008 ▼
Untitled (CDr, Promo) Experimentation Begins... Not On Label ▼
Production:
Breakin Point Presents Tru Thoughts Recordings (CD, Promo, Smplr, Mixed) Chocolates & Cheese (1... Tru Thoughts, Breakin Point Magazine 2002 ▼
One Offs... Remixes & B Sides (CD, Comp) Dinosaurs (Jon Kennedy... Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
When Shapes Join Together 2 (CD, Comp) Smith Vs Smith Tru Thoughts 2002 ▼
Mono - When Shapes Join Together (2xCD, Mixed, Dig)

Set List

Sand People
Lodestar
Portrait Of Autumn
110% Proof
You You and You
Spellbound
We Milk Life But Dress Smooth
Sit Tight
You're my Millions
Live Test
Chocolate And Cheese
Demons

NO covers
our sets range from 45 mins to 1hour 20 minutes

we generally start slow introducing the vocals and drum patterns staying soulful while the heavy bass and rhythm section work towards a heavily bumping dancefloor !