Brian Kennedy – Live at Prohibition Recording Studios
Date and Time:
May 5, 2023 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom
Total Seats: 45
About The Events
Brian Kennedy is one of Ireland’s most inspired and revered ambassadors of music. He is not only a prolific songwriter but a master interpreter of lyrics as well, and audiences around the world continue to praise his exceptional vocal talents. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, the multi-platinum recording artist remains one of Ireland’s most popular singing stars.
With “a voice to charm the angels,” Brian survived a childhood on the infamous Falls Road, West Belfast, at the height of its hellish history against all the odds to carve an extraordinary career in music. “Without exaggeration it’s a pure miracle that I survived my childhood and became a singer really, given where and how my life started, but somehow my voice had other plans and saved me in the end.” That voice set him on a course that changed his life forever.
Spotted by Belfast legend Van Morrison, Brian was invited to a rehearsal one day which resulted in Morrison recruiting him to join his now unforgettable “Blues & Soul Revue” tour as guest lead singer. Thanks to Van’s ongoing mentoring and generosity, Brian found himself sharing vocal duties on stages across the globe over a six-year period with Morrison and a breathtaking array of some of the greatest artists in history: Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker to name a few.
Performing at Madison Square Garden in New York was a far cry from the Falls Road. His unique voice can be heard harmonizing and answering Van on five of his major hit albums including “A Night In San Francisco” and “Days Like This.”
Throughout the relentless touring with Van Morrison, Brian somehow managed to maintain a stream of chart-making albums. “A Better Man” (1996) and “Now That I Know What I Want” (1999), both went platinum at No.1 and earned him the awards of Irish Best Male Artist and Irish Best Male Album, as did the highly acclaimed “Homebird” (2006) and cover album “Interpretations” (2008).
Brian has done impromptu performances with Stevie Wonder at Ronnie Scotts in London and, incredibly and proudly, he is one of only a few to have also sung with the late legendary Jeff Buckley at Sin-É in New York
You Raise Me Up
Brian was the very first international artist to record the now famous uplifting anthem “You Raise Me Up” by Secret Garden in 2001, today it remains one of his most popular signature songs. His heart-wrenching LIVE performance of “You Raise Me Up” at the funeral of Irish football legend George Best was released as a single and earned him a spot in the top 5 of the UK charts. This song has since been recorded by over 1,000 artists.
Riverdance to Eurovision
Brian is a natural TV (The Voice Ireland coach) and radio host (Clare FM) as well as lead performer on diverse international stages. From his role in Riverdance-On Broadway in New York (nine months/over 300 performances) to Eurovision 2006 in Athens, Brian also found time to write and publish two fiction novels that were an instant success. He continues to receive many prestigious awards, including the 2019 West Belfast Legend Award, 2010 Ireland Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award for Music, and an even rarer Honorary Doctorate Degree of Letters by the University of Ulster for his contribution to Literature and Arts.
Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.
This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.
A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.
Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.
Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No under 18s allowed. Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts at 19:30.
We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.
Main Act: Brian Kennedy
Support Act: TBC
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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.