Kenny Fame is an award winning singer-songwriter out of NYC but currently based in London. Fame’s career began back in 2010 after he won the 10th Annual National Black Writers Conference’s Writing Contest 2010 for (Poetry). In the spring of 2014 Fame was selected as Indie Bands Guru’s “Artist on the Verge” at last year’s New Music Seminar 2014. In 2014 he won Gashouse Radio’s “Radar” competition with his song “Rejoyce”, which later reached #1.
Fame was a recent semi-finalist in the Bands4Good Challenge and he currently is part of Hard Rock Cafe’s “Hard Rock Rising” competition. Kenny has written for everybody from One Direction to Rihanna and has had five #1 songs on Internet Radio; including the runaway smash hit “Julie”.
Kenny Fame’s great strength is in singable songs with worthwhile lyrics, which he performs with a personal touch and real feeling, and he does just that on his latest album, “Soul of a Man (Volume 1)” . His voice is distinctive, in that Kenny sounds like he is hanging onto each note by the thread of his vocal chords. The just on/just off the note delivery, gives Kenny’s voice an eclectic fragile attractiveness.
It is clear that Kenny is very passionate about what he does and, fortunately, a little stubborn. If that wasn’t the case this album would just be another drop in the bucket but his writing and unusual melodic sense and lyrical ability still manages to creep through the production.
This album is edgy and feels unbridled by the music industry’s influence, as Kenny continues to show that his internal vault of creativity is as deep as the ocean and he has the talent and authenticity to bring it all out in beautiful form. Especially on deep tracks like the reggae-influenced “Broken Valentine” and “On The Subway”. However the best song on the album, for me, is without a doubt the funky, Daft Punk-Pharrell influenced, “We Came To Play”.
“Soul of a Man (Volume 1)”, from start to finish, shows several genuine musical qualities. Catchy hooks and melodies, deep yet playful lyrics, unusual vocal delivery, and all topped off with unflinching emotion that shows no sign of trepidation. With the release of this album Kenny Fame has positioned himself perfectly to evolve with grace and style.