Songwriter to the Stars, Eliot Kennedy, to Perform Gig in Hometown
6 months ago
Music fans can experience an intimate concert with Eliot Kennedy, the man behind some of the world’s biggest pop and Broadway hits this February at Sheffield City Hall.
Eliot Kennedy has written chart-topping songs for international artists including Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, and Dame Shirley Bassey.
Famed in the music industry as the ‘songwriter to the stars’, Eliot will step into the spotlight with an exclusive live performance of his debut album in his hometown. He is back in Sheffield after launching a new hit children’s show, Coco Melon Live, in New York, which will tour the USA throughout 2022.
Kennedy’s recent work includes Broadway shows, including Finding Neverland, which he co-wrote with Gary Barlow. With more musical theatre shows in the pipeline, 2022 promises to be one of Eliot’s biggest years to date.
This will be the first time he’s performed his first solo album A Yacht Named Sue live.
Eliot said: “This concert promises to be very special. It’s such a joy to perform in Sheffield, a city I am proud to call home and it will be very emotional, as well as a lot of fun, to play my debut album. It’s been 25 years in the making since I had my first hit with Take That. I’ve done a lot of growing up since then. The album is very much a result of my own life experiences.”
The Sheffield singer-songwriter and producer has won an Ivor and a Grammy, and scored film scores on both sides of the Atlantic.
Eliot also promises to perform some of his greatest pop hits he’s written for global stars including the Spice Girls and Bryan Adams.
Eliot added: “It will be a personal and intimate evening with some behind the scenes stories from my career, and some very special guest appearances. I can’t wait.”
Eliot’s first No 1 was Take That’s Everything Changes which he co-wrote and co-produced with Gary Barlow, which started their long running song-writing partnership.
His first global success was the Spice Girls single Say You’ll Be There. He’s also had major hits as writer and producer with Boyzone, Blue, S Club 7, Five, Billie Piper, Atomic Kitten, and Bryan Adams, who co-wrote Mel C’s hit When You’re Gone. More recently he penned Shirley Bassey’s hit, Look but Don’t Touch.
Eliot’s co-write with Bryan Adams Never Gonna Break My Faith, won a Grammy for Aretha Franklin for the film, Bobby. The song was later reclaimed by the Black Lives Matter movement, hitting the number one spot on the Gospel chart in the States.