Gerard Kenny tour

Gerard Kenny - Fleetwood date

Gerard Kenny - Fleetwood date

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Former chart star Gerard Kenny makes his Fleetwood Marine Hall debut on Thursday with his The Great American Song Book concert.

If any artist could be said to personify the classic American musical tradition, it is Gerard Kenny.

He was virtually born into the business, being the son of song and dance man Vincent Kenny.

For his latest project, however, Gerard Kenny has looked to others for inspiration.

The Great American Songbook tour gathers together some of his favourite material with a set list featuring songs such as My Funny Valentine, Moon River, I Get A Kick Out of You, Every Time We Say Goodbye and many more – all of which are given a new lease of life.

Gerard made his public debut at the age of six playing piano on a version of the beautiful standard Where Or When.

Since then, he hasn’t looked back. Whether writing for himself or artists such as Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Sacha Distel, James Last, Jack Jones and Marion Montgomery, Kenny’s work has always had the unmistakable air of a master craftsman.

He will be accompanied by Sandy Burnett on bass, and Nick Poyner on drums

Doors open at 7pm, tickets are £16.50 in advance from (01253) 887693 or online at www.marinehall.co.uk