- 22 Oct 18
There are fewer greater examples of the avenues streaming can open up for a budding artist than the Dubliner.
The past couple of years have been phenomenal for Dermot Kennedy, and 2019 looks like it will continue in that vein as he has today confirmed two dates at the Olympia for May.
Always brimming with talent but not always the matching recognition, the singer-songwriter returned home one night in 2016 after having earlier performed to a crowd of less than 100 people only to discover that one of his songs had been picked up by an algorithm on Spotify and was subsequently streamed over 50,000 times that day alone.
The streaming platform continued to play a prominent role in Kennedy's rapid ascension. After they continued to push more of his anthemic, emotive music and he was included on a playlist pieced together by Taylor Swift no less, he's gone on to amass well in excess of 300 million listens in total. All of this without having released an album yet.