Brian Kennedy visits 'Nighthawks' to sing and talk about his first solo album.

Brian Kennedy has just released his debut album 'The Great War of Words' and dropped into Nighthawks for a chat and a song. As well as music he talks to waitress Tanya (Joanne McAteer) about the length of his hair.

Brian Kennedy's  songwriting inspiration has come from people and films. In 1985 he decided to make the move from Belfast to London to pursue his singing career and get a record deal.

I feel very lucky to have made my first album and to have a record deal.

Describing himself is a fan of older music Brian Kennedy does like some modern bands like Soul II Soul and Kate Bush.

Brian Kennedy performs the song 'Believe It’ from his album 'The Great War of Words'.

This episode of ‘Nighthawks’ was broadcast on 29 March 1990.

'Nighthawks' was a programme that was set in a bar/cafe where the presenter Shay Healy was also the proprietor. The content was a mixture of comedy sketches, interviews, music performances and music videos.

'Nighthawks' was broadcast between 1988 and 1992 and went out three nights a week.