BIO

Ivor Simpson-Kennedy

Hailing from Sydney Australia, Ivor Simpson-Kennedy is one of a new generation of exciting young blues talents to emerge from Down Under. Owning a dark, smoke filled voice and liquid smooth guitar stylings, he utilises these inherit skills to give his compositions a striking originality, paying homage to generations past while bringing a remarkably fresh approach to the table. While his all original music has a deep blues thread throughout, it is by no means one dimensional, with strong reggae, soul and rock flavours permeating deliciously deep grooves, courtesy of Ivor’s previous history as a drummer.

Having performed from Fiji to London Ivor has now crossed the pond to the spiritual homeland of his music, New Orleans, and is bringing his unmistakable brand of song writing and guitar playing to fresh sets of ears and eyes. Possessing a maturity in song and skill far beyond his twenty four years, Ivor is poised to make a huge splash here and abroad.  Whether transporting his listeners to a heaving juke joint, a candlelit club, or a dusty Caribbean seaside shack, Ivor has the ability to draw audiences of all generations into his music – and keep them there.