VICTOR KENNEDY YOU YANGS A Brief Bio
Victor Kennedy is a Melbourne based songwriter, singer & multi-instrumentalist who has been performing in various bands around Australia and abroad for nearly 40 years. Victor’s songs tap a vein inhabited by artists such as Lou Reed, The Triffids, Bob Dylan and others. His most recent band is Victor Kennedy You Yangs. Here's how Andy Phillips of InPress Magazine has described their music; ~ "I like it! Hints of The Drones and Dan Waters in there."
Victor Kennedy You Yangs are gearing up to release their debut album RIDE THE BLIZZARD in the Spring of 2015. The stand out feature of the album is Victor’s songwriting, which via his lyrics paints a picture for the listener, delivering music that is borne of experience, compressing adventurous, joyful and at times hard life sketches into observations and tales of individuals and the human condition. The band will be playing shows in Melbourne, regional Victoria, and interstate throughout spring/summer 2015 in support of the album’s release, as well as touring further afield during 2016.
The album features contributions from Tim Brosnan on guitar and David Tillotson on bass, with Des Hefner and Jim Richter on drums. Victor handles vocals, guitar and keyboards.
As a unit, Victor Kennedy You Yangs draw on their combined musical histories, which include former members of The Birthday Party, Paul Kelly & The Dots, The Slaughtermen, Dirt (Lobby Loyde), Son Of Sam, Childlike Primitives, Calpurnia, and The Pit Ponies, to mention a few.
Victor Kennedy’s songs can make you tap your feet, and when you don't feel like tapping your feet Kennedy’s songs still work, emerging from some mysterious background in the musical mind of your internal history,.. 'Haven't I heard that song before?' - No, you haven't, but over the coming months you will, whether it’s at a live gig, on your personal music device, or the radio.
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