Martin Christopher Kennedy was born on June 17, 1962, and died on November 1, 2016.
He was known as Bap Kennedy.
His parents were Lily and Jim Kennedy.
He was a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Bap was notably for his collaborations with Steve Earle, Van Morrison, Shane MacGowan and Mark Knopfler, as well as for writing the song “Moonlight Kiss” which was on the soundtrack for the film Serendipity (starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale).
He was in the rock band Energy Orchard for many years and also recorded a number of well-received solo albums including Domestic Blues, The Big Picture, The Sailor’s Revenge and Let’s Start Again.
In his solo career, Kennedy performed, written and recorded songs with artists such as Steve Earle (on Domestic Blues), Van Morrison (on The Big Picture) and Mark Knopfler (on The Sailor’s Revenge).
After the releases of The Big Picture and The Sailor’s Revenge, he toured the USA and Europe with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, who also produced Kennedy’s 2012 album The Sailor’s Revenge.
He died due to pancreatic and bowel cancer.pancreatic and bowel cancer.
Bap Kennedy passed away at 54 years old.