DAVE KENNEDY

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First published August 2016


Born Invercargill.

Bands - Auroras, Drifters, The Answer, Vision (Original member).

Played Australia 1967, 68 - Jack Walker Group, Peter Lawrence Association.

Toured South Vietnam for the American's NAVSUPAC entertaining troops involved in that conflict in 1968 for five months - survived Tet Offensive!!

Returned to New Zealand - joined 'Chapta' 1971.  Won Gold Disc Group Award -  three times finalist in Studio One.  

Formed 'Link' in 1972 - 'Recording Artist of the Year' (Group) 1973 for original song "Only Time Could Let Us Know".  Three time Royal Command Performer 1974  Commonwealth Games - Royal Variety Concert (Queen and Royal Family) -  Royal Church Service (Prince Phillip) - Athletes Farewell (Princess Anne). 

Played professionally in New Zealand, Australia, England, South Vietnam, Canada,  USA & Europe.  Have enjoyed high-level career in media and music.

Have taught guitar and vocal in southern region for past 13 years.  Currently living in Queenstown teaching - also still playing and singing regularly with partner Kathryn as duo  "Dave Kennedy & Kate B"

"I'll play until I drop" - Dave Kennedy 2016


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