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Born in Ballymote, Sligo, Kiev (Kevin) Connolly has been writing songs, playing guitar and keyboard, and performing since finishing school in Cork. In 1978 he moved to Germany performing in folk clubs in Stuttgart and Heidelberg. Moving to West Berlin in 1979, he studied Music Theory at the Hochschule der Kunstler, learnt German, and worked as a Studio manager and music producer in Recordland, and Musik World Recording Studios. He went on to form the pop music group The Missing Passengers and securing a recording contract with Arista/Ariola, Munich. Achieving success with two original albums in the European Charts. In 1985 the group performed Kiev's hit song Did She Tell You on both the Extratour program Radio Bremen/ARD, and the Musik Convoy program on WDR/ARD. Two years later he mysteriously disappeared overnight, leaving behind his band and girl friend, and finally resurfaced in Ireland.
In 1989 Kiev Connolly and The Missing Passengers represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lausanne, Switzerland with Kiev's song The Real Me. Yugoslavia won the Eurovision Song Contest that year - Ireland placed 18th.
In 2000 Kiev established Feature Music Studios. The Studio offers a complete Sound Design package including Dialogue, Music, Sound Effects, and Foley recording, editing and mixing. Kiev always the performer gigs at various venus around Ireland.
|Awards and achievements|
Jump the Gun
with "Take Him Home"
|Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
1989 (with The Missing Passengers)
with "Somewhere In Europe"
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