Dermot Kennedy opens up about how he has dealt with fame

Dermot Kennedy has reached global success, touring around the world and releasing hit after hit and yet, he seems like such a normal guy.

During a Q&A on Instagram, he was asked how he deals with fame, and his answer was as humble as we expected.

“Seeing this one a lot. I think the thing I’m most proud of out of everything is that my life is the same. Apart from the shows getting bigger and more people listening when I bring out music, my real life has remained my real life,” he explained.

“I think I exist in a sweet spot where I get to play arenas and stadiums, but I get to live my life as well. And if I do bump into someone who knows who I am it’s usually just a lovely conversation. I think this is because music is truly at the root of this.

“People are very respectful too, because you guys know what I’m like I think, and so you know being a celebrity isn’t part of my checklist. So I’m very grateful for how it all feels, but also I think I made it that way,” he said.


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Continuing on the topic of fame, he was asked if he ever regrets stepping into the spotlight. He shared that if he ever did regret it, it “would be enough for [him] to pack it in”.

“I’m very aware of the fact that no matter how intense it gets, I’m just a musician, and I get to live my dream. There’s bound to be bumps in the road, if it was easy everyone would do it!”

And we know it’s not an easy job, even if he makes it look it. Dermot is such a natural on stage and often has his fans in tears thanks to his emotional performances, but it turns out, during the show he might not be as confident as we think.

“When I’m on stage, I alternate between being supremely confident, and extremely hard on myself,” he said.


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“To the point that I think I’m just making countless mistakes. I’m usually in either of those mindsets, and usually both, when I’m up there. I feel like it’s the same for a lot of artists when they perform. I never get nervous for shows, but I am hyper-critical of myself when I’m playing a show, to the point that it kind of annoys me,” he added.

We would never know! You’re amazing Dermot!

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