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Dermot Joseph Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his 2018 single "Power Over Me".

Kennedy grew up in a small town called Rathcoole, a thirty-minute drive from Dublin, Ireland. An avid soccer fan and player, Kennedy started playing guitar at age 10, and started songwriting at age 14, however he states that he didn't begin to take music "seriously" until the age of 17.

His online viral streaming success was enabled by Spotify Discover Weekly after it was launched in early 2016. For several years, he self-published his material on the platform, and that of his then-band, Shadows and Dust. They have been streamed over 300 million times as of October 2018.

In 2018, he toured the United States, Australia and Europe to sold out audiences. He also played Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2017, Lollapalooza, SXSW Film Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) in 2018. He is scheduled to play Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2019. In 2018, he was voted by listeners as NPR Slingshot's Best New Artist of The Year, appeared on NPR's Music Tiny Desk Concert in a 14-minute live acoustic session,on WGBH's Fraser performance studio in a 20-minute live session. He made the BBC's Sound of 2019 Longlist. -Wikipedia
Birth Name: Dermot Joseph Kennedy
Born: December 13, 1991 (age 32)
From: Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland
Genre(s): Folk
Instrument(s): Guitar, Vocals
Active From: 2009-present
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