Kenny James

Kenny has been performing and entertaining people all over the world. Many may remember him from his thirteen consecutive wins on the National television show Star Search. He won the $100,000 grand prize in the male vocal category.

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Kenny James is one of the most sought after entertainers around the globe. Kenny began his career on the East Coast and debuted at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York at the age of nine. Kenny won the amateur contest, however, because of his age was unable to accept the engagement which was part of the prize. During his senior year in high school he began his professional career performing in local night clubs in his home town of Waterbury, Connecticut. After moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s Kenny was hired to replace the lead singer of the group The Hues Corporation known for their number 1 world smash hit Rock the boat. He toured extensively with the group throughout the world. Definitely a solo performer, Kenny is well known to the audiences throughout many popular night clubs in Los Angeles. He has been seen nationally on such television shows as a winner on Chuck Barris’ Gong show and The Arsenio Hall Show, You write the songs, Rick Dees show starring host Brad Garrett (Everyone loves Raymond). Kenny is best known to TV audiences for his amazing thirteen consecutive winning appearances on the hit syndicated show Star Search, for which he won the $100,000 grand prize for Male Vocalist. Kenny co-wrote and recorded with saxophone great Tom Scott on the award winning album Target for Atlantic records. In addition he performed with Tom Scott at several concert venues, including the Merv Griffin show. Kenny’s versatility as a singer, songwriter and actor has taken him to venues around the world being featured at Radio City Music Hall, The Roxy, theater in LA, Tropicana, in Atlantic City, Las Vegas Hilton, opening for Joan Rivers and Don Rickles. Kenny has received the honor of winning the prestigious International Music Festivals in countries such Poland, Finland, Romania, and Jakarta, Indonesia, where he competed with representatives from twenty two countries bringing home for the USA the three top honors. He was the first American to do so in Poland and Indonesia. Currently Kenny is enjoying headlining on many of the cruise lines particularly Royal Caribbean’s twenty one ship fleet taking him literally all over the world.

Kenny James