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Bap Kennedy

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Bap’s initial flush of fame began in 1990 with the release of “Energy Orchard” by his group of the same name. Energy Orchard were a legendary live band, all from Belfast and highly regarded on the tough London gig scene. A young Brian Kennedy was the original singer, departing for a solo career before the fledgling band began to perform live.

As the reputation of the band - now featuring big brother Bap on lead vocals - gathered momentum, they signed to M.C.A. records - mainly thanks to friend and bad behaviour enthusiast Steve Earle - and began to tour extensively in Europe and America, including support slots with Van Morrison – a major musical influence on Kennedy and the band. 

The second album “Stop the Machine” followed in 1992. It was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Glyn Johns (Beatles, Led Zeppelin) By 1993 the band had left M.C.A. and signed to Transatlantic records. Two more albums “Shinola” and “Pain killer” kept the band on the road until 1996, when everyone felt it was time for a change.

Summer 2009 dates included the world famous Glastonbury Festival and  a sold out Black Box in Belfast. The latest Bap CD “Howl On” is now available and has already received rave reviews including 4 stars from MOJO magazine.

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