Biography

I’d like to introduce you to an artist who climbed up the ranks of the music loving masses…. he goes by the name of Mr Jon Kennedy.

Hailed as ‘Almost certainly one of the 3 most talented men hailing from Stockport, UK.’ Jon is a man on a musical mission. He’s been circumnavigating the planet with his music since 2001 and the journey continues, goes further afield and gathers pace perpetually. He’s certainly a talented chap and has shown longevity with this talent. Jon has earned a place in the downtempo, beats, breaks and electronic scene that transcends into 2015, new respect and admiration from today’s audiences and from the new generation of producers and DJ’s show us the strength of sound Jon and his Record Label have….

He has amassed more than 3 million unique recorded plays on LastFM and 10′s of thousands of fans and followers on Social network sites. JK has no plans in going anywhere…. now with his own Record Label THE JON KENNEDY FEDERATION

After a stint with Brighton based Tru Thoughts Recordings, Jon, in autumn 2002 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 numerous 7″, 10″ and 12″ releases and 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 released his second Long Player for Manchester based record label Grand Central Records entitled “Take My Drum To England” followed by a third “Useless Wooden Toys”. 2009 brought his fourth long player entitled “14″ via Organik Recordings and now under the umbrella of SONY MUSIC WORLDWIDE he moves into the stratosphere with his very own label THE JON KENNEDY FEDERATION signing 7 artists at the time of writing this and releasing a further LP of his own entitled  “Corporeal which was then remixed by some of the best known beat, bass and electronic artists on the scene for a further 2 albums of the same name “Corporeal” Parts 1 and 2.

DJ

His DJ STYLE is varied but always geared to the dancefloor where necessary. Jon has circumnavigated the planet at least twice with his selective ear and can be found DJing at various clubs and bars around the world on a regular basis. Check out the GIGS section of this site for more info……

LIVE BAND

The live show constists of a group of uber talented individuals that recreate the JK sound on the live podium with Jon himself conducting his players from behind the drumkit.

BOOKING

To book Jon for a gig, please use the CONTACT PAGE

Words by GCHQ and Mr Chitty