Based in Los Angeles, Nick Kennerly is a violinist, composer, singer/songwriter, session musician and arranger. Nick has performed alongside many renowned artists including Elton John, David Crosby, Glenn Frey, John Fogerty, Machine Gun Kelly, blackbear, Sonu Nigam and Said the Sky. Kennerly has also toured extensively with Grammy winning artist Rostam(formerly of Vampire Weekend) opening for artists such as Haim and The National. He has also recorded violin for Rostam and other artists such as Justin Bieber, Big Sean, Khalid, Kaskade, Jhené Aiko, Max Schneider, Gnash,and Leven Kali. The songs on which he recorded for Big Sean and Leven Kali also feature artists such as Jeremih, Jojo, Thundercat, The-Dream, Starrah and Casey Veggies.
Nick writes, performs, and produces his own music including his original pieces “Crazy Train” and “Arrival Jig” which he performed on ABC’s “Modern Family”(Ep. 721 & 922). He has also appeared as an onscreen musician on HBO’s “VEEP” and Netflix’s “The Politician”. Kennerly also performs and produces music with his own band, “Stardawg“.
Kennerly holds a double degree in violin performance (Classical Music and Popular Music) at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. He studied with Robert Anderson in the Popular Music Program, and formerly with Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Concertmaster Bing Wang in Thornton’s Classical Music Department.
He has played at festivals and venues such as Coachella, Primavera Sound, The Greek Theatre, The Wiltern and Walt Disney Concert Hall. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 47.
When he is not playing music, Nick can be found agonizing his friends and family with his cringe-worthy puns.