Dermot Joseph Kennedy (born 13 December 1991) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his 2019 single “Outnumbered”. He is signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Island Records for the rest of the world. His debut major-label, studio album, Without Fear, was released on 4 October 2019.
Kennedy grew up in Rathcoole, County Dublin, Ireland. An avid football fan and player, Kennedy started playing guitar at age 10, and songwriting at age 14; however he states that he did not begin to take music “seriously” until the age of 17. His parents were supportive of his musical study, and he credits his father for frequently driving him into Dublin to perform at open mic nights when he was underage. His mother applied for his position to study classical music at university. He remained at university for three years.