Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I am as you know me

I am as you know me

My sixth album, titled I am as you know me, is an exploration into the sounds that represent what I love, and who I am. It's jazzy, lots of contemporary piano, percussion and guitar, and a few funny songs thrown in. After months of working with an Italian and a German musician, we have created an original album of piano and small ensemble music.

There's 10 songs on this album, and I hope you find all of them enjoyable and memorable. The songs range from the very dark to happy and silly sounds, just like life really.

For $7.00 you can download the whole album from Bandcamp.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

More than Jazz

More than Jazz

More than Jazz is a collection of almost all new works for piano from Rob J Kennedy. Some sad, some happy and some, made to help you escape the world.

Album cover designed by, Mari Uchida, who is a Sydney based illustrator/graphic designer. She has a unique style of sexual, emotional art influenced by her Japanese background.

Here is one happy song off the album. It's a transcription of an early piece of Japanese music, After - Nagai, Iwai and Obata, Kenhachiro, "Seiyo gakufu Nihon zokkyokushu", pub. Miki Shoten, Osaka, 1895.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Post Classical in B&W
This music was created between 1984 and 2015. I know, I'm, I'm slow. It's a selection of piano works that fit the post-classical genre. And a few other odd pieces. Like the Scottish one.

You can buy the whole album for $7 Aussies, on Bandcamp. So it's probably next to nothing in your currency if you are a Non-Australian.

Here's the link. Post Classical in B&W

A huge thank you goes to the wonderful Mari Uchida for creating my album covers.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Keith Jarrett meets Prokofiev

Rob Kennedy, far from another day, music, Keith Jarrett, Prokofiev

My music has been described as a cross between Keith Jarrett and Prokofiev.

I've been writing piano and orchestral music for over 30-years. So it's about time I started to put some of it out there. I'm starting with a selection of piano works on my first album, Far from another Day.

On this album, you will hear some Jazz works, post-classical, film music and contemporary piano songs. Nine tracks in all, and for only $7 Aussie dollars, Major bargain.

I'm working on a second album right now. To be released early 2016. It will have some orchestral, electronica, and more jazzy stuff - stay tuned.

I'd love to know what you think. Drop me a line on the site, or here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Calling all book reviewers and authors, have a look at my book reviews and promotion site. Throw the book at us

Submit and promote your book to us.

Friday, August 16, 2013

In Low Company

Here's an excerpt from my new novella, to be released December 1, 2013.

                    This is not the cover
In Low Company
The story of Susan Peeps – Gravedigger

Before the Story
Susan Peeps lived in Beer, in East Devon, in England, between 1968 and 1992. She lived in a small two-story cottage, close to the seaside, on a steep lane, with her husband Samuel. Their house was last in a row of 12. Up their street, each house identical to the point of confusion; but only for tourists, and late night people, who had late nights in the nearby pub.

But Susan and Samuel never went to the pub, except on the occasion of their wedding. They went to the Anchor Inn on the way back from church; they had one drink only, each; they bought all the patrons a tipple, one drink only, each. There were three people there that afternoon; Father Peter Trenchard, the local Anglican priest, was one of those three. As Susan and Samuel left, the three cheered them away, and Father Trenchard blessed them, for all their lives.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Painted Cover

Here's a look at the proposed cover for my next novel, Painted. Let me know what you think.

The artwork on the cover is by this brilliant Aussie artist Mai Nguyen-Long  It's titled Maze, 2004.

Carolyne Harris, famous Australian artist, as an elderly woman sits back and remembers the most passionate and artistic time of her life. Her collaboration and love affair with the blind pianist and composer Dominic Kelly.

To be released March 15, 2013.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Pusher

Released today 2/2/2013 The Pusher. A black comedy story of 5000 words. Victor Emmanuel Rossi is The Pusher, but it's not drugs he's pushing. Buy it for $2.99 On Amazon as an eBook HERE

Here is a small sample of The Pusher.

Florence police are baffled by the attack on a woman outside a bank on Via dei Banchi. The attacker, who was said to be wearing a large grey overcoat, knocked into the tourist around 6.15 pm last Tuesday. “He just marched straight into me. Knocked me down and kept on walking. I was stunned.” said the English tourist. Local police have received reports of a man in a grey coat purposely bumping into them. As no one has ever been able to give a description of the attacker other than his grey coat, the police are helpless to do anything. Police urge anyone with information to report it to the Florence police.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Hungry City

Here's an Australia Day Freebie. The Hungry City. A short story of one man, lost and alone in a hungry city. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278461

Friday, January 18, 2013

narratorAUSTRALIA: Counting - Rob Kennedy

Do you count things? Your sock? Your pegs? The steps you take! Samuel Peeps counts everything, but in the end what does it all add up to?

Have a read of my short story Counting. Now up on Narrator.