Errol Kennedy was one of the core original members of much loved eighties funk and soul band Imagination. Errol was unique in that despite being the drummer he took centre stage and was the big personality of the group.
He also sang dance, co-wrote some of their biggest tunes and was the member most photographed.
In all the band had countless big hits, and their first single in the UK was ‘Body Talk’ which was in the UK Singles Chart for 18 weeks. Soon after it was followed up by the equally big hitting ‘In and out of Love’ and then ‘Flashback’ which also topped the charts.
Imagination put out platinum selling debut album Body Talk and then the hits kept coming in the form of ’Just An Illusion’ from second album In The Heat of the Night’.
This one was an all-time classic for the band a real mega hit that went to the number 2 slot in the 1982 UK charts. It also sold well around Europe and in all the band had tracks hit the charts in 28 countries, with four platinum discs, nine gold discs and plenty of silver discs all round the world. So big were they that the band worked with Motown star Marvin Gaye on hit US TV show Soul Train.
Though the band split, Errol went on to great success working with the likes of Hugh Masekela and producing the likes of Shalamar and Colonel Abraham. 2016 saw him put out his Greatest Hits Live album and then head off on tour round the UK playing big gigs at O2 Indigo.
Now back where he belongs and performing live, Errol Kennedy is as soulful and funky as ever.