James Kennaugh


Started by learning the keyboard in primary school. Released my first album in 2009 with little to no experience. Have been playing around ever since, with 4 albums under my belt.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music, for me, is an escape. You can create whole worlds and unique scenarios through songwriting - and you can express your true feeling in a way that people enjoy.

What is your music dream?

I would love to be able to play my own show one day.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

There is too much needless 'hate' in the world right now, and it pays a huge part in many of the wars we see today. I would love to change people's negative views on one another to be more positive.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Don't laugh - Gangsters Paradise.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Nickelback, Lawson, Take That - too many to list fully.

What inspires you to make music?

Real life situations.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Don't be afraid to express who you really are.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I like to give all I can.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Quality is better than quantity. Some of the tracks that are released in modern day are, in my opinion, just awful. This is mostly down to trying to throw as many tracks out as possible in a short space of time.

What do you think of Drooble?

Pretty new to it but so far so good!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Writers block! Also, the fact that I have no band to play with.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I have a friend who is part of a band. They launched their first album a few years back and I just had to be there for the launch.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Heart. Passion in what they do.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Southern Audio Conspiracy.