St. John’s actor and musician Bryan Hennessey died Friday on the age of 72. (Mark Critch/Fb)
Hennessey was a founding member of the Great Grand Band, together with names like Ron Hynes and Sandy Morris. Identified for taking part in piano and electrical bass, his work goes way back to the Grand Band’s unique work on a sequence referred to as The Root Cellar.
Fiddler Kelly Russell remembers working with Hennessey in the course of the beginnings of the band, together with watching him carry out in bands like Philadelphia Cream Cheese Band.
“He was one of many early pioneers of rock and roll right here in St. John’s,” Russell informed CBC Radio’s On The Go Friday. “Individuals like Noel Dinn and Sandy Morris and Derek Pelley and Neil Bishop … Bryan has been proper there, right through.
“Very nice and really clever. At all times had plenty of actually good insights into issues … he by no means confused over something.”
Hennessey was a founding member of the Great Grand Band, together with Ron Hynes, Kelly Russell, Sandy Morris, Glenn Simmons and Rocky Wiseman. (Submitted by Sandy Morris)
Hennessey additionally made a reputation for himself as an actor within the St. John’s space, showing each on stage and in TV reveals and movies, like Republic of Doyle and The Journey of Faustus Bidgood.
Actor Aiden Flynn labored with Hennessey through the years and remembers him as a talented performer with a pointy thoughts.
“He did not endure fools, however he liked silly issues,” Flynn mentioned. “Particularly after we had been doing rehearsals and reveals like that, he was a fantastic lover of a beautiful prop.… He was artistic, he was creative. He is only a large in theatre.”
“He may maintain a glance on you for what appeared like perpetually, and he may deliver the viewers to tears and to laughter virtually in a single go.… Bryan was a really important contributor to the humanities right here.”
Hennessey died Friday on the age of 72.