James Kenney is a Los Angeles based musician who was featured on the X Factor this past season. After battling his way through to Hollywood week and onto the four chair challenge, he was ousted out of his chair and replaced by another artist. Though he didn’t make it far in the competition, the X Factor has opened many opportunities for the aspiring artist who has brilliant talent.
I was able to speak with James about his journey with the X Factor, and what drives him to create music and share it with the world. He even gave me a message to all of his fans that have supported him threw his X Factor journey. Here is “I’m All Ears” interview with James Kenney!
So James when did you start to sing? I started singing and writing songs at the age of 11
You’ve had some experiences but how has X Factor a life changing experience for you? It gave me the opportunity to live my dream and sing in front of the world.
Of course your family has been a big part of your success, what also keeps you going from day to day? All the love and support from supporters and for them saying “never give up” has been a big driving factor.
You have a unique style about you, what music influences has transitioned into your music? The musical influences that transitioned into my own music has to be Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder.
You have some awesome musical influences, but if you could collaborate with any musician dead or alive who would it be? John Lennon most definitely.
What are your plans looking forward from the X Factor? Keep pursuing my dream. I’m in the studio weekly working on a couple new projects 😉
Any New Year’s Resolutions? I would love to make some amazing music and spend as much time as possible with my family.
If you could travel anywhere this year for music or just for fun where would you go? I’ve actually never been out of the country but I’d say Ireland so I could see where my ancestors came from.
Who are your biggest supporters? My wife and daughters followed by my parents
He ended our conversation/interview with this to all of his fans and supporters from X Factor and beyond!
I’m beyond grateful for your support. You fuel me to never give up and to keep following my dream. For that I’m fever indebted to you all. -X
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