Friday, 25 March 2016


Paul signs Sean Kennedy's guitar in New York restaurant
Sean Kennedy met the icon from the fab four in a restaurant before playing a show in the Big Apple.
An Irvine singer has told of his miraculous meeting with Paul.
Sean Kennedy bumped into the icon at a New York restaurant before playing a show last week.
And the singer and guitarist believes it was fate that their paths crossed in the Big Apple.
Sean was killing time before playing the famous Arlene’s Grocery and was waiting for a friend whose flight was delayed coming from Nashville.
The delay meant Sean could join his friends at a restaurant around the corner from the venue.
Sean explains: “I sat down at the table and was chatting for around 30 minutes.
“By this point Paul McCartney had been sitting behind me all this time. Someone noticed him but I didn’t turn around and look.
“I would hate to make someone feel uneasy, I respected his privacy as much as possible.
“I eventually had to leave to soundcheck. I went to the cloakroom got my guitar and came back to the table to say to friends ‘I’ll see you at the venue’, I put on my jacket, then my bag.
“I said to myself ‘I can’t just walk out, there’s a reason I’m here’, the timing of my friend’s plane being delayed to me walking into this restaurant.

“I turned around to his table and apologised for interrupting. I said, ‘Hi Paul, I’m just heading round to play a gig, would you mind signing my guitar?’
“He heard the accent and said ‘Of course, where are you from?’ I told him, ‘Irvine, Ayrshire on west coast’. He said, ‘Great why you here?’ and I told him I had few shows in NYC.”

Sean was in New York running the city’s half-marathon and playing some shows off the back of his new video - ‘The Girl on Christopher Street’, which was also filmed in the city.
Sean added: “He was a lovely guy and really friendly. I then said ‘thanks, enjoy your meal, take care’. That was it. I walked out and played my gig and I performed ‘Golden Slumbers’ that Paul wrote, at my show.”
The singer/songwriter released his debut record ‘77’ in September 2015 with the video for The Girl on Christopher Street being released earlier this month.

On meeting the Beatle, Sean added: “I think most people would say, ‘wow these moments just don’t happen’ but they do!”
“I sell myself to the universe. I take so many chances to create my own future and believe everything is timing. If you work hard and put in the time the good things will find you.
“Some others may be on a path and things come real easy. I care enough and I want to put the time in so why not.”

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