George Dennehy is capturing attention all over the world for his unique talents. Because he was born without arms, he sings and plays music from his heart using his feet. George has a very powerful message to share. Because George has overcome so many challenges in his own life, he believes that every individual has a purpose and absolutely anything is possible. People are surprised by his life story, including his brush with death in a Romanian orphanage, and his adoption by his U.S. family at the age of one. George started his musical journey by learning to play the cello at the age of eight. He advanced in classical music until he was able to play cello with regional orchestras. With the cello as his launching pad he has taught himself guitar, electric bass and basic piano. Regardless of the setting, those in his audience are always inspired, deeply touched, and often realize their own goals are very much within reach.
George gained worldwide attention after he posted a video of himself covering the Goo Goo Dolls song “Iris” on the web. George’s story went global and he received media coverage from as nearby as his own hometown, and as far away as London and Sydney. Then an astonishing thing happened: The Goo Goo Dolls themselves saw the video and loved it. They invited George to open for them and then join them to perform ‘Iris’ to an enthusiastic and excited crowd of 7,000 fans at Musikfest, an annual week-long concert event held in Bethlehem, PA.
Today George travels the world full time sharing his story and his music. His testimony of a victorious, overcoming life energizes and inspires his audience and is an event that your group will never forget.
George Dennehy’s Presentation “Our Life Story – Adoption and the Gift of Music” is available below:
Listen to the broadcast of this presentation on our “From The Median” Radio Program