Those in the musical know claim he is more Bon Ivor James Blake or James Vincent McMorrow, but this singer song writer and footballer of note has been tipped for Ed Sheeran style success by some.
To people in football Dermot Kennedy is a name associated with Crumlin United. The 25 year old has in recent seasons been a key part of the league winning Saturday side that have enjoyed impressive FAI Junior Cup runs. Indeed Kennedy has been a regular in the five in a row Major Saturday title winning side.
However, the midfielder that was both imposing and skillful is now starting to make a name for himself as a singer song writer.
By all accounts the Dubliner brings that presence to the stage and a skillful artistic approach to song writing.
The former Crumlin player traded the Pearse Park stage for one at Longitude on Friday, has a North American tour lined up and has released a debut EP ‘Doves & Ravens’.
Crumlin a club famed for producing the likes of Robbie Keane may now have a new style of favourite famous son as Kennedy could become as easy on the ear and Keane was on the eye in terms of their art.