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B R E N D A N - M c K I N N E Y | B I O

Brendan is a singer/songwriter who performs regularly in Colorado, Nashville and Europe. He is currently signed with Adroit Records in Nashville,TN and has a new release called 'Best They Can' on that label. Check out

Brendan is also signed with Riptide, an LA music company that places songs in TV and Film. Visit at Brendan's songs have been placed and featured in many shows including Trust Me, United States of Tara, Justified, Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, and Shameless to name Just a few.

Brendan McKinney was born in and raised just outside the city of Philadelphia. Just like his current lifestyle as a traveling international troubadour, McKinney's upbringing didn't exactly encourage conformity. He grew up in a large Irish family immersed in a world of words and music: his father was well-known journalist/sports writer/music critic Jack McKinney of the Philadelphia Daily News; his mother Doris Kavanaugh McKinney sang with legendary big band leader Vaughn Monroe, and was a popular Philadelphia area performer. Intermingle those powerful influences with the extensive rock n' roll album collections of his older brothers and sister, and it's easy to see why McKinney has chosen the road less traveled.

"Everybody in my family played at least a little guitar and sang", reflects McKinney, " I was the last to pick it up, but I could never manage to put it back down. "After many years as a prominent entertainer in the North Eastern region of the U.S., both as a solo artist and as lead vocalist and guitarist for bands such as: ' The Missionaries' (rhythm & blues) and ' Driving Wheel ' (blues). McKinney is recognized a talented songwriter and powerful and exciting stage presence.

When McKinney is performing live, he constantly reaches for a new plateau, and is arguably most compelling to watch when he cuts loose and improvises with his music and the crowd.

Brendan McKinney
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