Daily Discovery: Brittany Kennell, “Speed Queen”

speed queen britBerklee trained artist Brittany Kennell is an artist who acknowledges artists from the past while creating a voice of her own. She just released her video for “Speed Queen.” Check it out here.

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ARTIST: Brittany Kennell

SONG: Speed Queen

BIRTHDATE: November (baby!) 21st, 1988

HOMETOWN: Montreal, QC, Canada.


AMBITIONS: To become a successful & respected, grammy- winning songwriter, own a quaint tea house and play ‘Box Of Lies’ with Jimmy Fallon on Late night.

TURN-OFFS: When somebody doesn’t use their signal.

TURN-ONS: Food, hockey, laughter and a good live concert.

DREAM GIG: To play with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Just before our love got lost you said ‘I am as constant as a Northern star’ and I said ‘ Constantly in the darkness, where’s that at? If you want me I’ll be at the bar.” – Joni Mitchell ‘A Case Of You’

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Uhhh.. Probably me. I’m pretty crazy.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: ‘Natural Woman’ by Carole King

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, Carole King, Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake.. The list definitely goes on.

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Easily any Bruce Springsteen concert. I’m obsessed. I’ve only been to 5 but every one is simply magical. If I were to pick one.. it would be the second time I saw him. We were at the Bell Center in Montreal. My parents & I waited in line with our general admission tickets. We got lucky and ended up in the pit, FRONT ROW. I nearly melted. When the concert began, Bruce kept running to the other side of the stage and Clarence Clemons mouthed to us ‘Dont worry he’ll come over this way’ with a smile. Two minutes later Bruce Springsteen was ripping on his guitar right in front of us. Unforgettable.

I WROTE THIS SONG: With Bailee Jean Rainwater. It was our first co-write together and I showed up late, in a huff from the laundry mat. So she said ‘Let’s write about it.’


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