Finalising their line up and naming themselves ‘The Kennedy Soundtrack’. Singer/Guitarist David Challenger, Guitarist Rob Giles, Bassist Eliot Blake, Drummer Troy Marshall and Front Man Nic Havard established their sound as a blend of Rap and Rock.
Signing to Instant Karma in April 2001 the group went on to play at numerous festivals including the prestigious Reading and Leeds festivals and toured with the likes of Pitchshifter, Taproot, Sencer, Pink and their fellow Newportians SkinDred.
Releasing their album ‘A Tale of 2 Cities’ in 2002 they were nominated Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang Awards and won Best Welsh Newcomers at the welsh music awards in the same year. The album also featured E-Swift and Too Much of American Hip Hop group ‘Tha Alkoholiks’
They also enjoyed success with the release of their first single ‘Killing Music’ reaching the top 5 in the Kerrang charts and their following singles ‘24/7’ and ‘Bloodshot Eyes’ getting into the top 75. (bio from: http://www.dharmarecords.co.uk/artists/the-kennedy-soundtrack)