How does one become a mind reader? Kennedy obviously wasn’t born one of the UK’s leading after dinner entertainers, in fact that came much later in life. In fact the whole thing started very differently, and as strange as it sounds it is absolutely true – every last word of it.
Things like this don’t happen overnight, but there are two distinct episodes to the story…
Kennedy is not a shadow of his former self. Until the age of 14 he was a shy studious type. Observing, watching and learning. He learned the tarot and gave readings for friends, parents of friends and anyone who would listen.
It was the accuracy of one such reading that set him on the path to who he is now. The reading he gave to his great aunt Valerie when she came to visit was so incredibly accurate – details of anonymous letters kept in bibles that no one knew – that young Kennedy was more curious than ever about these strange printed cards.
This lead him to researching the world of the psychic, subjects of interest included Uri Geller, the unexplained, UFOs, hauntings, séances and then to the notion that perhaps all of this is simply psychological trickery that our minds play. Here pursued close studies of psychology, body and behavioural studies and then of magic and sheer deception.
Fast forward 5 years. A second year student at Northumbria University studying a BA Hons Degree in Drama. Most of his time was spent in the coffee shop Frankie and Bennys just off Northumberland Street in Newcastle. It didn’t take too many cups of his favourite hot chocolate until the game would start.
“What does he study?” best friend Andy would ask. Then using deductive reasoning and lateral thinking Kennedy would try and piece together what it was that each person was studying before relaying back his rationale behind it all.
Curious as to his accuracy they would rush outside and start verifying his theories and with practice Kennedy’s accuracy for weighing people up became, more than accurate, seemingly uncanny.