Paul Kennedy managed D Influence productions ( not the band ) for around 6 years. First meeting them while managing Doreen of Soul 11 Soul fame.
Paul first approached D Influence productions to produce a song he had for Doreen and would go on to start managing the producers and over see all aspects of the producers career while they went on to produce and remix for an array of recording artist’s world wide including Tom Brown, Shola Ama, 3LW, TLC, Adeva, Mark Morrison, Dru Hill, Jay Z, The Lighthouse Family and so many more.
Moving into the Whitechapel east London studio complex Jamestown Paul set up office for 1 2 One that was soon to become a joint office for 1 2 One and Freatstreet Records that Paul had become the Managing Director of the label that was then partnered with D Influence members Kwame Kwaten.
It was a great time working with D Influence and we built a label that really made a huge impact on the British black music scene signing acts like Shola Ama, Shaun Escoffery, Elizabeth Troy, Shortie Blitz & Ty and Yana Johnson to name a few. We gained multiple awards for our acts including Shola Ama who Paul also managed to global stardom.