About Kennedy York
A native of Southern California, Kennedy York attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City at the age of 21. A few years later he returned to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Soon he found himself as the lead singer of the South Bay band “Cannibal Soup Bones” and began doing a local tour of South Bay, Orange County and Los Angeles. He started writing his own material on piano and ukulele, incorporating harmonica, bass and percussion which created the “Kennedy York Sound”. After 3 years with the band, he left to start his own solo project which is a combination of all his influences both 20th and 21st centuries. Kennedy York has a sound that is truly unique and has made it his own. Influenced by such artists and bands as The Beatles, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Rolling Stones, Curtis Mayfield, Beck, Hank Williams Sr., Bob Dylan, just to name a few, his music is catchy, very interesting, melodic, clever, fun, thought provoking, artistic and most important, heart-felt.