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anitakeys and friends

Willoughby, Ohio, United States | INDIE

Willoughby, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Pop


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"Regional Beat"

Regional Beat: Anita Keys
by Aziza Doleh

Twenty Twelve (self-released)

On her new album, singer-songwriter Anita Keys showcases her husky vocals and skills on the piano right from the start with the catchy "Song in my Head." While many of the tunes are about breakups, Keys doesn't just sing about getting her heart broken (though she explicitly references romantic love in "Fallin' Again"); she takes on more esoteric topics too. The album has a very mellow tone and happy-go-lucky vibe as Keys relies upon percussion and horns for her up-tempo approach. "Butterflies" stands out thanks to her soft singing and a sharp saxophone solo by guest Reggie Redd. Ultimately, Keys makes a solid attempt here to mix pop with a bit of jazz. - Cleveland Scene Magazine

"Cats on Holiday's Thanksgiving Eve Bash!"

You know what people say… Thanksgiving Eve is the biggest partying night of the year. (Bigger than New Year’s Eve? Really?) Find your party at Cats on Holiday’s Thanksgiving Eve Bash w/ Anitakeys [pictured] and Friends. Have a brew and show your support for the bands.

- Cool Cleveland


watertalk sampler, a four-song anitakeys CD, 2009
watertalk, anitakeys first full-length CD, 2011
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Hi there! I'm anitakeys :) I've been playing piano since pre-school, writing songs since junior high. I spent more than 20 years playing keys and singing harmonies with local cover bands- from Rumor Hazit to Tymz Up to The Band Intense, to name a few- and am currently concentrating on my original material. I released my first full-length CD, watertalk, in November 2011, and perform all around the Cleveland area with my talented friends Ryann Guitar Anderson (Martini Five-O) on bass and Lorne Frankln (Prime Directive) on Percussion. Quite often we are joined by (solo performers) Quinn Sands on backup vocals and Matt Harmon on guitar. Together we make anitakeys and friends, a jazzy, mostly-original project focused on a shared love of Life and Good Music. Please join us!

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