Kenny were an English pop and glam rock band who had several hit singles in Britain in the mid-1970s, including "The Bump" and "Fancy Pants".
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In 1973, Irish showband singer Tony Kenny, former lead singer with The Sands and The Vampires, recorded a single "Heart of Stone", written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter and produced by Mickie Most. It was released under the name Kenny, and, after the singer returned to Ireland, the single became a hit in Britain.
Most then decided to capitalise on its success by renaming a completely unconnected North London band called Chuff, as Kenny. Martin and Coulter wrote the bulk of the successful songs for the group. In the event, stardom was to prove extremely fleeting. While the group garnered some publicity from Kelloggs' objections to the band's 'K' logo, and "The Bump" made number three in the UK Singles Chart in early 1975, they enjoyed just three further British hits, all penned by Martin-Coulter: "Fancy Pants", "Baby I Love You OK" and "Julie Anne".
Although uncredited, all lead and background vocals on "The Bump" were performed by Barry Palmer.
Kenny were managed by Peter Walsh, a 1960s and 1970s pop entrepreneur whose portfolio also included The Tremeloes, Marmalade, The Troggs and Hot Chocolate.
In 1996, former band member Rick Driscoll appeared on the 'Identity Parade', on the BBC Television programme Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Rick Driscoll -- vocals, guitar, born 1 May 1957,Enfield, Middlesex,
Yan Style (born Ian Stile) -- guitar, born 16 January 1955, Enfield, Middlesex,
Chris Redburn -- bass, born 14 March 1956, Enfield, Middlesex,
Chris Lacklison -- keyboards, born 15 October 1956, London,
Andy Walton -- drums, born 1 October 1957, Enfield, Middlesex