Lou Robin (managed Johnny Cash for 22 years), favorably compared Clive to the legendary songwriter Roger Miller: “Clive is one of those rare ‘quadruple threats’, an incredible countryvocalist, entertainer, songwriter and musician!”
Stan Irwin, former Producer of ‘The Tonight Show’ and manager of the legendary Johnny Carson states: “Clive is one of the New Millennium’s great new talents… His songs, voice, charm, and personality hold audiences spellbound.
“It may be over yonder, but it ain’t over yet.”
One of the few British country music singer-songwriters, Clive has won numerous accolades with his clever lyrics and charismatic, catchy songs. From Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Merle Haggard wailing from a battery operated record player in the primitive rural life of South Africa to Elvis, the Beatles and Stones in the discos of London, his music, life and experiences have been vast and unique and lend a creative edge to his songwriting.
[ref: BMI Circle of Songs]
Country Music with a British Twist!
This award-winning British songwriter has entertained audiences across Europe and the USA with his original songs and performances.
Brought up on country estates in England and France, and on a farm in Africa, CCMA Songwriter, Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year Clive Kennedy is carving a unique niche in Country Music….
Clive has performed (both with his band and solo) his original music in, quoting once again, “every honky tonk from LA to Bakersfield”, including The Cowboy Palace, The Gene Autrey Museum, and Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace. Clive has also played at many clubs in Nashville including such well-known venues as The Bluebird Cafe©, The Nashville Palace, Tootsies, Legends, Roberts, etc. To overcome some ‘country’ skepticism concerning his nonconforming background, Clive has won numerous country music awards, for his performances, his songs, and as a vocalist, in places like Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, in Tennessee, and in Anaheim and Los Angeles in California. Clive is a member of the Academy of Country Music, BMI, SAG, and AFTRA.
Clive had a self-penned number one smash hit in Europe (Lulu Put Another Record On) where he toured with his band The Dead Sea Fruit. Dead Sea Fruit Web Site