Briannagh Dennehy: Singer/Songwriter, Actress, and Dancer
Briannagh Dennehy is not your average 18-year-old from the New York area. With Caribbean-American roots, she loves experimenting with new sounds and art forms that get people of all backgrounds up on their feet. She has performed at many different venues, such as the St. Kitts Music Festival in June of 2017, in which afterwards she received her “Time to Shine” with an article from the Hype Magazine. She shared the stage with musical legends like Shabba Ranks, The Goo Goo Dolls, Mavado, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited, as well as many others, representing a range of primarily Afro-Caribbean musical styles. During her time in St. Kitts, she also spoke to teens at different high schools to not only give them some words of encouragement, but to sing for them as well. She ended up on many different television channels, including Channel 5 ZIZ, and her songs were being played all across the Kittian radio the weeks leading up to her performance. For Labor Day of 2018, Briannagh performed at the Labor Day Parade in New Jersey and was featured on ABC7 New York following her performance. In 2018 Briannagh collaborated with Jamaican artist, E-Dee the Dancehall Celebrity, to create their now hit single, “Feel the Beat.” Climbing to #1 on the Caribbean Tempo charts in over 24 countries, being on the television network “Blacker Top 20 Countdown,” and having the music video uploaded to the WorldStarHipHop website were just a few moments of the song’s success. Public performances in Los Angeles included singing Etta James' "At Last" at the "Nu Skool Sings Old School Awards," which was attended by some of the legends of American television, such as Marla Gibbs. May 2014 brought Briannagh across the Atlantic to Durham, England to sing at the Harambee Pasadia Music Festival. Briannagh performed publicly as a pianist as early as age five and began vocal training at age eight. Following her vocal training, Briannagh performed in a vocal battle amongst the top three other contestants at the Apollo Theater, located in Harlem, New York (2013) as well as a finalist in Deborah’s Got Talent, a fundraiser for Deborah Heart Hospital in New Jersey (2013). Briannagh's most recent single "That Feeling" featuring legendary battle rapper Cassidy is available now on iTunes and Spotify. The music video was shot in Atlanta, Georgia and within the first week of the music video's release, it was uploaded to 50 Cent's website "This is 50" and Briannagh D made her second appearance on the WorldStarHipHop website. It is currently on Briannagh D's YouTube channel as well. She attended the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on August 26th. Briannagh walked the red carpet, was interviewed about her music, and gave interviews to the other artists on the red carpet. Briannagh's newest release, "Grateful," and its accompanying music video, bring awareness to the coronavirus and thank the Red Cross, the National Guard, doctors, and first responders for all that they do to keep those in danger, safe. Starting the #TeenAgainstCOVID19 on social media, Briannagh has been encouraging teens to self-quarantine in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Overall, Briannagh D wants to spread the message that there is so much to be grateful for in the broader scheme of things. Whether it be for waking up this morning, or for having a bed to sleep on, there is something that we can all be thankful for. After all, being aware of what we have is the first step to gratitude.
Concerning acting, Briannagh has appeared in episodes of several television shows, including her part in one of NBC’s #1 television shows “This Is Us,” playing the role of the Super Bowl superstar Franco Harris’ little sister. She made an appearance on the Disney Channel television series Bizaardvark, playing the role of Amelia’s fan in season one’s episode “Frankie’s Got a Hater.” She has also made appearances on several Nickelodeon shows. She has appeared in commercials, been featured in magazine articles, short films, and feature films.
Briannagh hopes the one thing that others can take away from her music is to follow your dreams and believe in yourself no matter where you come from or who you are.