Kenneth was born and raised in Dublin. At the age of 13 he received his first guitar and by the time he reached his early twenties he had formed and joined several bands. Ken co-wrote several singles, all of which reached respectful places in the Irish Record Charts. At 24 he won the role of Derek “The Meatman” Scully in the Alan Parker film The Commitments. After this he earned a small part in the Tom Cruise film ‘Far And Away’. In the 90’s Ken Lived in NYC and won a scholarship to study acting and the famous Lee Strasberg School of Acting, also know as the Actors Studio. While in NYC he performed in several plays and independent movies, before returning to Dublin to form The Stars From The Commitments with several of the other original cast members.
This has been a long road, The Stars From The Commitments have performed world-wide and are still going strong. Along the way Ken has had the pleasure of performing with soul legends such BB King, Wilson Pickett, Ben E King , Steve Cropper (The Blues Brothers) and Sam Moore (from Sam and Dave).