35 YEARS AND 80’S FUNK/SOUL BAND ‘IMAGINATION’ ARE BACK AND I CHATTED WITH ERROL KENNEDY ABOUT THE LATEST RELEASE ‘YOU CAN BE (ALL YOU WANT TO BE)’ 

What is your name? 
My name is Errol Kennedy
How old are you?
i’m still very young.
What’s your story so far?
it’s been an unbelievable musical journey so far
You released ‘You Can Be ( All You Want To Be) , can you tell us the meaning behind it? 
So the title of the song You Can Be is about encouragement and inspiring people to be the best that they can be especially the younger generation coming up need to hear songs like you can be that will give them positive encouragement to do great things.
How long have you been in the music industry?
i’ve been in the musical industry for 40 years

You have released a Greatest Hits album, tell us more about it.
The greatest hits live album it’s about celebrating 35 years of imagination music and connecting with all  our fans who have enjoyed seeing imagination on TV also on YouTube and listened to the songs on the radio  and danced to the music in the club’s  but  they have never experience engaging with the band performing  the hits live, so the fans are now getting the  opportunity to engage with us as we are performing more shows in different countries around the world.
What song from your album is your personal favourite?
Body Talk
Are you signed? 
I am signed to M & R Records
Will you be heading out on tour?
we will be touring in different countries  Ibiza Spain Germany and a couple of shows in the UK just to mention a few.
What made you go in to the music industry? 
I love creating writing producing
But most of all I enjoy that passion to performing the music live on stage and connect with the audience.

 
What was the song or band that most influenced you to go in to music?
it was the big-band sound of Duke Ellington Nat King Cole the blues and  reggae music Stevie Wonder The jazz funk and soul of Herbie Hancock the Cuban  influence
and they styles of music this is what did it for me.

 

You were in a band called ‘Imagination’ , what was that like?
To be in a successful  band like imagination is life changing because when you’re working alongside extra ordinary team of people and artist, you just have to pinch yourself and say is this for real, but this is taking it to another level the most amazing exciting thing is when you go on the stage in front of an audience of 80,000 people and they know your music and you connect with them, this feeling you get inside of you is priceless and it’s unbelievable.

 

Do you prefer to be in a band or solo? 
I think it’s great to be in the band contributing to build a total production, i’m a team player.
Do you play instruments, if so which ones?
I love playing the drums and also vocals.
Who are your influences?
drummers who have influence me over the years are Billy Cobham Harvey Mason.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
making more albums and touring with my band.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK   Artist or band who would it be? 
Jamiroquai
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be? 
Pharrell William
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform at in the UK?
Glastonbury
If you could have  your music played on a Tv Show, which would it be?
There Isn’t any Great TV programs for Music like top of the pops
What do you like to do in your spare time?
engaging with family and friends and travelling and having a great time.
What advice would you give to others in the music industry? 
To be dedicated to your music and have the passion to take it to the max.
Pick a good lawyer  and accountant  it’s also important to have a great team of honest people  around, who are just has passionate about what you are doing to take it to the next level. After that trust nobody.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
To be dedicated to your music and have the passion to take it to the max.
Pick a good lawyer  and accountant  it’s also important to have a great team of honest people  around, who are just has passionate about what you are doing to take it to the next level. After that trust nobody.
Do you have any social media accounts so readers can see more?
Imagination band.com and you have all the information regarding my social media.

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