Since the release of his stunning April 2017 EP, Doves and Ravens, and follow-up single ‘Moments Passed’, Kennedy has shot to over 300m plays on streaming platforms and been hailed as a “big, beautiful and bold” new voice by Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. He’s also supported Lana Del Rey and worked his way on the radar of rap super producer Mike Dean, best known for his work with Kanye West and Travis Scott, with whom he made his stunning 5 track mixtape.
From just playing small gigs at home and in Dublin, his fanbase has grown massively with Dermot playing live shows across the UK, Europe and America. With over 100,000 tickets sold in 2018 and including a sold-out headline World Tour, Dermot announced new dates for Spring 2019 in October which sold out before the year was finished – including a date at the legendary O2 Academy Brixton and four nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.
At the tail end of 2018 and with the success of single ‘Power Over Me’ still rolling, including 30m+ global streams to date and over 10m+ YouTube views, Dermot was hailed as NPR Slingshot’s ‘Best New Artist of 2018’, as voted for by readers and US fans. Alongside this accolade Kennedy was also included by the BBC’s Sound Of, YouTube, Ticketmaster and MTV Push as one of one their key artists to watch for 2019.