Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Liverpool Singer to Appear at Bernardsville Library

Singer and acoustic guitarist Kenny Cunningham will perform in free concert at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, December 12 at 3:00 pm. [Doors open at 2:45 pm.] Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library, the program is part of the Sundays at Three concert series. There is no charge to attend and no advance registration is necessary.

Mr. Cunningham will present a program of holiday music befitting the season along with popular tunes from the 1960's and ‘70's. He hails from Liverpool, England and is known for interacting with his audience with his special brand of Liverpool humor. He has performed across Europe and the Caribbean as well as in many libraries, clubs and at special events in the United States. Known for his extensive repertoire and engaging personality, he is recognized among New Jersey musicians for his musical talent and a certain flair that only true British singer songwriters display.

Although heavily influenced, as he says, by “his hometown lads, the Beatles,” his inspiration to buy his first guitar (and sell his motor bikes) came in 1967 after having seen the movie and hearing the acoustic songs of Simon & Garfunkel on the soundtrack of "The Graduate." Arriving in the United States in 1979, Mr. Cunningham had planned to stay only for the summer, but extended his stay over the decades. “Music became an integral part of my life,” he says, “And my ambition now involves enjoying the creativity of music and sharing this experience with [my audience].”

There is no charge to attend this program and no advance sign-up is needed. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.

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