Jon Keneddy Take My Drum to England

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Stockport native Kennedy makes it clear that his heart remains with his drum kit on this debut album. The mix of rock-style hi-hats and snares, as well as the funky tom-toms show off his musical background and bring a complex, intelligent rhythm to each track. How fortunate, then, that the drum is only one small piece of this musical collage, which exceeds the boundaries of predictable songwriting. An added bonus are the layers of guitars, flutes and pianos that sound like Layo and Bushwacka and the members of Zero 7 locked in a closet together with an acoustic guitar. And that makes for an album definitely worth checking out.