Legendary Vocalist Kennie Simon Says, ‘Life Is What You Make It’ In His Latest, Sun-Soaked Release

Released on April 10, ‘Life Is What You Make It’ is the latest upbeat track from Kennie Simon. Now best known as the lead singer of Hot Chocolate, a role which he assumed in 2010, Kennie Simon has incredibly been in the music business for more than 50 years.

Kennie is a prolific artist who with his band, Simon K and the Meantimers, recorded the two well recognised Northern Soul records, ‘Bring Your Love Back,’ and ‘You Know I Do’, in the 1970s. In 2019 he also released his version of The Showstoppers’, ‘Ain’t Nothing But A House Party’, featuring MC Base. Now with his latest single, ‘Life Is What You Make It’, Kennie brings the reggae vibes, along with a summer feel good sound that makes you want to get up and dance.

Kennie worked with another talented musician, Si Mulvey, who himself is a member of the Bay City Rollers, to write the track, which he then recorded, mixed, and mastered at the world-famous Rockfield Studios in Wales, where it was engineered by Nick Brine, one of Britain’s most successful contemporary engineers.

As a member of Hot Chocolate, Kennie has toured across Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and many more countries. He’s also recorded a few tracks with the band, including ‘Another World’, and a cover of ‘Could Have Been A Lady’.

‘Life Is What You Make It’ is just the first of several songs that Kennie and Si have produced together – keep your eyes and ears out for the next one!

‘Life Is What You Make It’ is out now and can be streamed and downloaded here. You can find out more about Kennie Simon and his music online on Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, and Apple Music.

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Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com


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