10 Ladies - 10 Questions - Jacy Kennelly
Welcome to the BRD Original Series - 10 Ladies - 10 Questions!
Hey everyone! Do you like music? Of course you do! Perhaps you remember our last series entitled "10 Punks, 10 Questions." It was a great time and highlighted many of the great punk rock musicians in our province. The only problem was, much like the parties I hosted as a 20 year old, it was a total bro fest. Not that there's anything wrong with that but anyone who's been out to a show in Alberta can confirm that is only a small sliver of what this great scene has to offer. This new series will focus on 10 rad ladies in the Alberta music scene and I hope you find your new favourite artist over the next 2 weeks! So once again, I implore you to hop into your coziest of PJ pants, grab a Radler, and prepare to be entertained!
Happy Monday, you brute-iful beasts! We hope you had a magnificent Halloween weekend but there's no rest for the wicked! We are back and ready to destroy! Let's head back to that windy city to the South, shall we? It is in this town where Jacqueline "Jacy" Claire Kennelly hangs her hat and rocks out in many bands! Which ones, you ask? Well, pull up a stump and let her explain it in this captivating interview!
BRUTAL REALITY DIGEST: Identify yourself, your band, and your weapon of choice.
JACY KENNELLY: My name is Jacqueline "Jacy" Claire Kennelly. I play for The Cody Hall Band, Revanchist, and Jacy (solo venture) as well I'm a live engineer for Sonic Multimedia. My weapon of choice is my 2014 Fender Tele MIA -> Vox Bruno tb18c1.
BRD: What is your favourite part about the city you live in?
JK: The coulee in Lethbridge really are such a wonderful experience. I've spent a mass amount of time getting lost in them during my time here whether on foot or bike, day or night.
BRD: What's your least favourite part about the city you live in?
JK: Overall, Canada has a less-than reputation regarding the indigenous people and it seems like there is more focus on protecting people who haven't been born than helping those who are here now and need it.
BRD: What is a movie quote you find yourself quoting the most?
JK: I'm not a big movie buff to be honest!
BRD: What was the first song you learned how to play?
JK: I learned guitar from my Uncle Jim a decade and a half ago learning primarily old Irish tunes. The first lesson we learned a song called "Shalom My Friend" to which we just played Em repeatedly. First song I learned for myself was probably "Be Like That - Three Doors Down"
BRD: If you could perform a duet with any musician in history, who would you choose?
JK: This is a super interesting question! I would probably say my Grandpa rather than anyone famous. He passed a few years back and we never had the opportunity to play together despite him being a pretty accomplished musician. Rest in peace, Grandpa.
BRD: What was the funnest show you ever played? (Good English, Josh!)
JK: TCHB played a minor hockey parents fundraiser event in Croatian Club here in town. There was a point when a plate of jello shots made their way to the stage and, while playing, I distributed them to the band and fed our drummer Lincoln. He looked like he was thirsty or something. Aside from that, it was just a blast to play!
BRD: What was your most embarrassing moment on stage?
JK: Oh goodness. TCHB was playing The Owl Acoustic Lounge back in February this year. Prior to the show my friend was giving me shit about uncut strings so I thought to rip them off with a trick I had learned. I had forgotten to retune after getting the strings off and we started playing. When the chorus hit I came in with some awful out of tune chords and had an issue getting back in tune as I was so utterly confused as to what was going on! I felt pretty awful the rest of the show which was two 45 minute sets.
BRD: What is one cover song that you absolutely refuse to play?
JK: Overall I'm a pretty big stickler toward playing covers. I get very little (if any) enjoyment from playing covers and would rather stick to originals. That said, not that I would be in a project that played this music but anything by Metallica. I'm a big time not fan of the band!
BRD: What are you most excited for as we finish off 2020?
JK: Revanchist has been working on an album for a ridiculous amount of time (the writing starting late 2017) so that's got me pretty stoked. That and I've been doing a lot of song writing/demoing my solo music and have been working toward what a solo set would look like. I'm very hopeful that Covid dissipates so I can get back to a more steady engineering schedule as there isn't much live music going on these days!
Check out Jacy's website here!