Take some layered acoustics, tons of catchy pop hooks, and heart pounding drum beats, and you have Kenny B’s newest release – On My Way. From straight up rock to acoustic ballads about life, romantic relationships and first dates, his songwriting will have you humming for weeks to come.
Kenny Bekendam (bee-ken-dam) or “Kenny B” as he is known to his friends and fans, is a singer songwriter from Hamilton, ON. The youngest of a family of 6, Kenny grew up surrounded by music. Kenny picked up the guitar at the age of 13 which would end up being a decision that would change his life. Not long after learning his first chord on the guitar, he was beginning to craft songs, performing them in front of friends and family.
Continuing to deepen his musical skills, Kenny enrolled the guidance of Grand Rapids, MI, local jazz legend, Jason Werkema, and gospel piano legend, George Davis. Learning both the intricacies of jazz guitar theory and the organic rhythmic grooves of gospel piano at the same time, proved to be formative in developing Kenny’s unique style of music.
Fast forward a few years with some hard work, lots of practice, and practical advice from many on lookers, and we have Kenny’s first debut album, On My Way. A compilation of songs that trace through the ups and downs of life, romantic relationships, and exhilarating first dates.
Kenny Bekendam’s newest release will be sure to get attention and garner praise. This is one emerging artist that we will definitely be wanting to keep an eye on.