Monday, August 30th, 2010 - Bergstein Entertainment
American melodic rock group McKenna are set to grace Australian shores for this year’s AFL finals season. Culminating in a grand final performance in front of an estimated 100,000 people with millions more tuning in around the globe, McKenna’s latest track “Last One’s Standing” was a writing collaboration with the voice himself “Dennis Cometti.”

McKenna’s introduction to footy fever started three years ago when Dennis Cometti added “Seven Cigarettes” to “Dennis Does Downloads”, a scheduled program feature on Perth’s Mix 94.5’s ‘The Big Couch’. Having an approval rating of over 96% in a listener survey, Mckenna later released “Jump” which was then featured in several footy broadcasts over the 2008 AFL finals season.

Written in Melbourne by Cometti and the group after last year’s Preliminary Final, McKenna were to later test run the soon to be released number in front of a captive audience (including the winning team!) in Federation Square for the post Grand Final celebrations on their 2009 tour. Following an overwhelming response from this showcase performance, McKenna now have the honour of performing at this year’s grand final and other feature headline performances Australia’s wide.

'WHO IS JAMES McKENNA?'

New England-born singer/songwriter James McKenna got his start musically, while serving in the US Navy. His experiences in the navy inspired him to write one of his first and most popular songs, Seven Cigarettes. With the help of a friend, he cut a rough demo which led to a residency at a local music club and eventually allowed him to maintain a career as a full-time musician.

In 2008 Dennis Cometti stumbled across James' music while perusing the online distributor, CD Baby. Dennis emailed James with words of encouragement and shortly after this email exchange, Dennis jumped head first into the music business, financing James’s debut album, I Am.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

(NATIONAL TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED)
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND (MCG)
SATURDAY – 25th SEPTEMBER
During the winners lap of honor

ARTIST WEBSITE
http://mckennaband.com/

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