Open The Door Spotlight Showcase - Tony Floyd Kenna

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Original showcase idea conceived for Virginia Dupew's radio blog 'Open The Door'. It is now expanded into a 'best of' 2010 to 2013 featuring Tony's solo and Wanman & Floyd work.

Review link independentmusicreviewireland.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/showcase-tony-floyd-kenna-reviewed-by-wayne-gilroy/

‘SHOWCASE’

Tony Floyd Kenna. (Ireland)

A fifteen song album of the best of 2010 to 2013.

Reviewed by

Wayne Gilroy.

Killiney can boast of having a prolific songwriter on its doorstep and it’s not Bono. Tony Floyd Kenna is a man of many songs, when he has a band behind him it’s Blues/Rock but the songs are that good that they make the transition to being played acoustically in the bars that decorate the Liffey and other areas as well.

Tony has a knack for seeing somebody, a face in the crowd, the girl up the street or at a bus stop, perhaps a homeless person in the depths of despair and writing a song about them using pure imagination, whether it be Alison or Louise, who knows what their names really are and it doesn’t matter because these people could be anybody, stories of life.

My Womans Blues is a widely covered song by other singer songwriters, which is always the sign of a good song, the classic blues sound thats easy to jam along with and is always popular, a foot tapper, a story of a broken relationship.

Sky is a haunting song with electric guitar giving the song atmosphere that elevates the song away from the dark storyline, which is a trait of a lot of Kenna’s songs.

The whispering vocals on the acoustic All The Colours is a break away from the Blues/Rock electric guitar stlye which shows the range Kenna is capable of, he’s far from being one dimensional. The song has a surreal feel to it and could easily be on the soundtrack of a movie, perhaps a film such as The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, thats the feel of the song.

Heart In A Box is a song that should really be picked up and played by lots of “famous” artists as it’s a real radio friendly song if ever there was one and is deserving of exposure but for now the key’s on ice.

Wayne Gilroy.

credits

released July 1, 2013

All songs by Tony Floyd Kenna, except track 9 by Tony & Valerie Bowe.
All instruments, recording and Production by Tony Floyd Kenna except tracks 9, 13, 14 & 15 with lead guitar by Wanman Shau.
Tracks 1 to 3 released on 'All The Colours' 2012.
Tracks 4 to 9 released on 'Songs From The Furnace Of Life' 2013.
Track 10 released as single 2011.
Track 11 released on 'TFK' EP 2011.
Track 12 released on 'The Kiss Of Life' 2010.
Tracks 13 & 15 released on 'Dark Side Of The Night' by Wanman & Floyd 2012.
Track 14 released on 'Light Side Of The Dark' by Wanman & Floyd 2011.

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