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Mikey Kenney

Monday 13th November 2023

+ Kieran Dacey

At The Greys

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £12.00 + booking fee / £16.00 on the doors


Melting Vinyl presents
Mikey Kenney + Kieran Dacey
The Greys, Brighton
Doors at 20.00pm / Starts at 20.30pm
£12.00 + booking fee / £16.00 on the door
Standing / Unreserved seating
Age restrictions: 18+

Mikey Kenney

Mikey Kenney is an original. A passionate and well-respected advocate for traditional music – a brilliant Liverpool-style fiddler drawing primarily on his native North West English and Irish heritage – but grounded in a present-day, urban reality.

He is a musician with wide-open horizons and insatiable curiosity for new possibilities. As evidenced on his latest album, The Reverie Road (Penny Fiddle Records), Kenney’s songwriting is both adventurous and earth-bound, with his high lonesome voice exploring sun-drenched Italian vistas, dream worlds and sounds of the city.

Mikey is currently working on a new album, due for release in autumn 2023. For album tour shows, Mikey performs unaccompanied or in duo/trio formats.

With a reputation for both making quality music and producing wondrous flourishes of creativity, Kenney is also a multi-talented and in-demand collaborator, including, formerly, with band Of Burns, and now, with his electric trio World Turned Upside Down, as well as playing with BBC 6 Music favourite, Alabaster DePlume and Italian singer-songwriter, Vinicio Capossela. Mikey is also Musical Director of the Lancashire Youth Folk Ensemble.

“This is magical, medicinal music that defies labels and borders” Liverpool Echo

“Mikey Kenney is an artist for whom music is a calling, not a career choice…a singular and inspiring talent… unfettered by expectations of geography or genre, and a wanderer of worlds both seen and invisible, Kenney is an authentic free spirit”. fRoots

Kieran Dacey
Bluesy folk n roll – one guitar, two vocals.
“Lovely whimsical tunes” BBC Wales
“Great non-trad structure, reminds me of Gomez” Gary Powell (The Libertines)